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Vacancy: Provincial Talent Coach, Munster

31st March 2016 By Munster Rugby

The IRFU would like to invite applications for the position of Provincial Talent Coach, Munster.

The IRFU would like to invite applications for the position of Provincial Talent Coach, Munster.

This successful candidate will have the responsibility for the delivery of the National Talent Development Programme within the province (U16-U20), ensuring vibrant programmes exist through which elite players are identified and developed in addition to providing a support service to schools and clubs.

A full job description can be found below.

This position is being offered on a 2 year fixed term contract basis and is based in Munster Rugby, Co. Limerick.

To apply, please send your CV to Eoin Ward, HR Generalist at recruitment@irfu.ie. Closing date for applications is strictly Thursday, 14th April 2016 at 13:00.

The IRFU is an equal opportunities employer



  • High Performance Manager, IRFU through National Talent Development Manager
  • Provincial Academy Manager (Provincial DOR)


  • Domestic Rugby Managers
  • Schools and Clubs
  • National and Provincial Age Grade Representative Teams


  • Communication; Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message. This is particularly important when communicating with young players, parents and rugby coaches/masters
  • Relationship Management; The ability to develop and maintain relationships by taking a sincere interest in each person and what is important to them, treating them with respect and demonstrating integrity.
  • Foster Teamwork; the ability to create an environment that is conducive to teamwork and to actively participate as part of a team.
  • Leverage Networks; Build and nurture networks of people who will provide information, support and practical assistance in accomplishing desired goals.
  • Work Efficiently; Have the ability to determine priorities, prepare and plan effectively and manage time.


  • Manage and operate the National Talent Development Programme in the province as directed by the Academy Manager.
  • Profile, develop and manage key performance plans for identified players within the pathway (U16-U20).
  • Work within an integrated service team to deliver key; Technical, Tactical, Strategic, Physical, Nutritional and Mental skills to identified players where and when applicable and if required.
  • Work within an integrated service team to provide information, training and support to affiliated schools and clubs within the province
  • Assist and deliver coaching courses, seminars and player clinics, specifically within the performance pathway (U16-U20).
  • Supervise and manage the Regional Development Squads in conjunction with the Academy Manager and Domestic Rugby Manager
  • Complete all administrative duties required by the National Age Grade manager and Academy Manager
  • Attend seminars and coaching courses as directed in order to assist self-development
  • Carry out specific activities as assigned by the National Age Grade Manager and or Academy Manager that are in keeping with the officer’s experience


  • Delivery of the National Talent Development Programme
  • Improved proficiency of performance of elite identified players on National and provincial programmes. This can be measured against historical data.
  • Contribute to the attainment of the agreed goals as set out by the Academy Manager and the IRFU
  • Carry out duties and responsibilities with limited supervision
  • Establish efficient and effective working relationships with key stakeholders
  • Make effective and informed decisions in relation to the role of Provincial Talent Coach
  • Portray a competent and professional image of the IRFU
  • Track and monitor player development to ensure programmes, delivery and assessment criteria are fit for purpose therefore aligned to achieving the strategic plan.
  • To submit monthly reports of activities to the Academy Manager and National Age Grade Manager

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