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Rugby Coach/Player Coach wanted

Role:                Head Coach/Player Coach

Club:               Leighton Buzzard RFC

Salary:             To be Agreed depending on experience and commitment

Hours:             Minimum of 24 Hours a week


Leighton Buzzard RFC looking to recruit a Head coach or player/Head Coach for the senior men’s squad.

The club which is based in Bedfordshire with good links to London and the Midlands, are seeking to recruit a dynamic coach/Player Coach with a strong understanding of player and club development to continue the progress of this ambitious club.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Design and develop and implement a game plan that builds on the clubs strengths and produces game winning teams.
  • To lead and mentor the coaching team responsible for the senior squads (Firsts and Seconds and Academy)
  • Attend all coaching sessions and matches involved with the club’s senior squads.
  • Input into the development of teams, coaches and players moving through the club pathway including recruitment, running coach development sessions, player and coaches profiles and development plans.
  • Have vision, drive, ambition and determination to achieve and exceed the clubs rugby plans
  • Contribute to the team culture and Leighton Buzzard RFC ethos through exemplifying club values
  • Work within agreed budgets



The successful person will have to demonstrate,

  • RFU level 2 Coaching Qualification minimum level 3 preferable, or working towards Level 3, support will be given for coach development.
  • Previous coaching experience at a senior level.
  • Commitment and enthusiasm – This position will require a time commitment involving evenings and weekends.
  • Rugby knowledge – It is expected that the coach will have the required level of knowledge to enable the players to achieve their potential.
  • Planning – The head coach is directly responsible for planning the coaching programme for the season and will be asked to prepare individual sessions.
  • Leadership – The head coach sets an example and standards for the coaching team and squad. As such they will need to be able to inspire the coaching team and players to ensure that all involved maximise their potential.
  • Man Management- The coach is expected to manage all members of the squad in a professional manner and communicate to all effectively and with respect.
  • Delegation – The head coach needs to be able to delegate agreed responsibilities to the assistant coaches to ensure that they feel valued and their expertise is used effectively.
  • Team Work – The head coach needs to be able to work effectively with the players, coaches, manager and all others within the club.


To apply for this position please send  your rugby CV along with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role and documenting any rugby experience you feel relevant to;


To discuss the opportunity in confidence please phone club president Gordon Fletcher on 07747 627844