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2017 Sevens Coaching and Management Positions

 

The Victorian Rugby Union are pleased to announce that 2017 Sevens Coaching and Management Positions are now open.

All Coaching applicants must email through a current Rugby CV along with cover letter explaining what position they are applying for and why they would be a suitable candidate.

All Management applicants must email through a current Management CV along with cover letter, explaining what position they are applying for and why they would be a suitable candidate. Please include relative/previous experience with Rugby teams.

 We are looking for applications for the following Senior Sevens Coaching and Management positions:

  • Senior Men’s Head Coach
  • Senior Women’s Head Coach
  • Senior Men’s Team Manager
  • Senior Women’s Team Manager

 All applicants must be available for an interview, with the Elite Pathways Manager, for their relevant position. They must also be available to attend all trial days, training sessions and tournament dates.

– National Senior 7s Championship

Sat 25 Nov – Sun 26 Nov

Epsom Huntly Recreation Reserve, Bendigo VIC

 

We are looking for applications for the following Youth Sevens Coaching and Management positions:

  • Youth Boys Head Coach
  • Youth Girls Head Coach
  • Youth Boys Team Manager
  • Youth Girls Team Manager

All applicants must be available for an interview, with the Elite Pathways Manager, for their relevant position. They must also be available to attend all trial days, training sessions and tournament dates. These dates will be outlined during the interview process.

– National Youth 7s Championship   

Sat 9 Dec – Sun 10 Dec

Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane QLD

See below for position descriptions:

 

Sevens Head Coach

 

Position: Head Coach Youth Boys, Youth Girls, Men’s and Women’s Sevens sides

Responsible to: Elite Pathway Manager

Major interactions: Team Manager, Strength and Conditioning Staff, Medical Staff, Players

Purpose

The role is critical in setting and maintaining standards. In essence, the purpose of the role is to provide the leading program and coaching role within the rugby program and influence and direct the underpinning programs that contribute to the success of the program both short and long term (consistent success at the highest level).

– Key Areas of Responsibility

Rugby Program

  • Design, implement and manage the team ‘Blue Print’ and guiding principles for success
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of coaching and training plans/models
  • Lead program, staff and player review

Coaching/Training

  • Develop and implement playing styles and systems
  • Develop and implement game plans
  • Manage the design and implementation of training session outlines and session plans
  • Delegation of coaching components to coaching staff
  • Provide coaching on a team, unit and individual basis

 Individual skill development programs

  • Coordinate and deliver team and player reviews – training and playing; maintain records of player reviews
  • Coordinate and deliver unit and individual player review as per above coaching components – training and playing; maintain records of player reviews
  • Preview of all opposition – team play and unit and individual players as per above coaching components
  • Available required to all match, trainings and tours as outlined in program schedule
  • Engage in process of research and learning in area of coaching responsibility to enhance the programs and own professional development

Selection/Recruitment

  • Implement the VRU selection policy and process

Staff

Management and direction of:

  • Team Manager
  • Assistant Coach
  • Other staff as required
  • Lead effective staff communication systems
  • Manage staff leadership program/s
  • Assist with team logistics and operations as required and requested at training and matches at home and away

Players

  • Coordinate and deliver effective player communication schedules including consistent individual player feedback and player welfare review and interventions
  • Maintain records for all player reviews
  • Engage and support the player leadership group
  • Provide relevant player information and opinions to other higher level program coaches as required

 Organisation

  • Provide input into the organisations strategic plans
  • Provide technical leadership within coach education programs and coaching to other programs as requested and available

General

  • Develop, maintain and promote high standards and expectations at all times

Key Outcomes

  • The best Rugby program in Australia – systematic and progressive models for the development of players
  • Successful implementation of the Melbourne Rebels Long Term Player Development Model
  • Defensive success – data supported
  • Effective player and staff leadership program in place
  • Staff and player satisfaction and enjoyment
  • Effective communication and involvement with all staff

Unique Criteria

  • World Rugby Level 2 Coaching Accreditation
  • Current Smart Rugby Certificate
  • Current Working with Children’s Check, if applicable (or eligible to obtain one)
  • Previous Sevens Coaching experience preferred, but not necessary
  • Outstanding and proven ability to lead
  • Outstanding proven coaching skills
  • Expert and proven coaching knowledge and experience
  • Excellent understanding of the components that contribute to a high performing rugby program including the incorporation of sport science and sport medicine
  • Excellent people and communication skills
  • Adaptability
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Available to Travel

 

Sevens Team Manager

 

Responsible to: Elite Pathway Manager

Major interactions: All team staff and players including Head Coach and Assistant Coach

Purpose

The role is critical in setting and maintaining standards through cordial, professional and regular contact with the Elite Pathway Manager, Coaching staff and each player to ensure effective delivery of the program schedule for the team;

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • To responsibly manage and monitor the Team’s schedule and logistics
  • To ensure all aspects of the varied team fitness and medical operations are coordinated and clearly communicated with the playing schedule in a planned and well implemented way.
  • Regular communication with Elite Pathway Manager and Team Staff Members to ensure all requirements are covered.
  • Keep working on the best schedule to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the Team’s daily program and events: training sessions, meetings, meals, travel, functions etc.

Duties

  • Administrative functions including all relevant paper work for players, room allocation, selection of duty managers, issue or replacement of all team apparel including playing, training, formal and casual apparel.
  • Coordination with Tournament liaison officers and duty managers for daily laundry where necessary.
  • Preparation and distribution of daily diary (in consultation with Head Coach).
  • Co-ordination and chair of all staff and team meetings including timings, agenda and follow up action on decisions.
  • Provide leadership, communication and consultation with players, staff partners family and Elite Pathway Manager as required.
  • Close liaison with Head Coach regarding daily and long term schedules, which includes training, meetings, promotional, media, discipline, team dress standards and social activities.
  • Liaise with venues regarding all bookings including any changes to schedules.
  • Team budget allocation and settlement of accounts when required.
  • Attend training sessions.
  • Financial Management of Team budgets when required.
  • Management of flight Check-ins including check-in of team equipment, collection and management of team airline tickets.
  • Management of hotel check-in including room lists and check outs.
  • Coordination of team equipment for training and travel.
  • Media Liaison as required.
  • Coordination of Team photo.

PLUS: Other odd jobs as required.

Key Outcomes

  • The best Rugby program in Australia – systematic and progressive models for the development of players
  • Successful implementation of Melbourne Rebels philosophies
  • Effective player and staff leadership program in place
  • Staff and player satisfaction
  • Effective communication and involvement with all staff
  • The ability to have developed, maintained and promoted standards and expectations at all times

Unique Criteria

  • Current Working with Children’s Check, if applicable (or eligible to obtain one)
  • Outstanding and proven ability to lead
  • Excellent understanding of the components that contribute to a high performing rugby program
  • Excellent people and communication skills
  • Adaptability
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Flexibility to travel – intrastate and interstate.
  • Excellent people and communication skills
  • Adaptability
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours, which will include weekends.
  • Travel – interstate

 

To Apply please contact Elite Pathway’s Manager, Nic Henderson at  Nic.henderson@melbournerebels.com.au

Applications close Monday 7th August at 5 pm