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Job Vacancy: Head of Fitness, Connacht Rugby

13th February 2014 By Munster Rugby

The IRFU would like to invite applications for the position of ‘Head of Fitness, Connacht Rugby’.

The IRFU would like to invite applications for the position of ‘Head of Fitness, Connacht Rugby’.

This exciting and challenging position will play a critical role in the on-going development of players in Connacht.

The Role

Reporting to the Head Coach, Connacht Rugby and the IRFU Head of Fitness, the successful candidate will:

• Co-ordinate a team of Strength & Conditioning Coaches in designing, delivering and monitoring pre-season and in-season squad physical preparation.

• Ensure alignment between the academy, development and senior programmes and,

• Implement the IRFU development programme.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will have:

• A minimum of five years' experience in a senior fitness or strength and conditioning position, ideally within a professional rugby environment.

• Recognised degree in physical education, human movement, sports science or equivalent.

• An industry recognised certification in strength and conditioning.

• An appreciation of the structures of Irish rugby and the Long Term Player Development pathway.

• Excellent people management and leadership skills.

The successful candidate must be available to take up the position prior to the 2014/2015 pre-season.

The Opportunity

This position is being offered on a 2 year fixed-term, full-time basis and is based in Galway. To apply for this position, please email recruitment@irfu.ie or send your CV to Eoin Ward, HR Department, 10/12 Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday, 19 February 2014

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