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Vacancy: Connacht Rugby Elite Player Development Officer (EPDO) Backs Specialist

10th May 2014 By Munster Rugby

The IRFU are currently accepting applications for the position of Elite Player Development Officer based in Connacht. This role is offered on a fixed-term basis of 3 years and is based in Galway.

The IRFU are currently accepting applications for the position of Elite Player Development Officer based in Connacht. This role is offered on a fixed-term basis of 3 years and is based in Galway.

The Elite Player Development Officer is an integral part of the IRFU rugby operations and the successful applicant will be required to fulfil the following main duties:

  • Manage and deliver the elite player development programmes in Connacht, aligned to the National Talent Programme
  • Delivering technical sessions to elite squads/players in the province.
  • Assisting in the facilitating of coaching courses and player clinics.
  • Supervise and manage the Regional Development Squads


The successful candidate will have excellent rugby understanding and credibility together with communication, organisational and teamwork skills. Five years’ experience coaching/playing at an elite level and a Level 2 coaching qualification are highly desirable.

Essential criteria: Excellent understanding of the game of rugby in particular Back play.
Excellent ability to deliver collective/reduced coaching sessions to stage 3, 4 and 5
players
Excellent communication & organisational skills
Excellent teamwork skills.

Desirable criteria: Level 2 coaching qualification
5 years experience coaching rugby or playing at an elite level.
Understanding of the IRFU Long Term Player Development Model
Computer literacy

To apply (or for a full Job Description), please forward your Curriculum Vitae with a covering letter of not more than one page highlighting relevant experience to Eoin Ward at recruitment@irfu.ie or alternatively by post to Eoin Ward, HR Department, IRFU, 10/12 Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

Please note that the closing date for applications is 14:00 on Wednesday, 14th May 2014.

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