Yorkshire Carnegie are looking to add to their highly regarded academy by recruiting the following posts; A full time Academy Player Development Coach, a full time ERDPP Satellite Manager (East Yorkshire region) and a Full time Lead Academy Physiotherapist. All posts will be subject to the completion of a Full RFU DBS check.

Academy Player Development Coach

Organisation: Yorkshire Carnegie

Salary: Competitive based on experience

Location: Leeds

Contract type: Fixed Term (Full time)

Closing date: 23rd June 2017

Job Description
Yorkshire Carnegie wish to recruit a full time Academy Player Development Coach to work with the Academy Teams. This role is offered on an initial 2 year fixed term basis.

This role will be a key position within the Yorkshire Carnegie Regional Academy, the Performance coach will oversee the planning and delivery of player development programme for the Junior Academy, and will contribute to the design and delivery of Player Development Group sessions for U15 to U18 players.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience and knowledge in forwards play, the technical elements of front five players as well as the physical demands on developing junior forwards. The role will require position specific support of players at Senior Academy level as well as junior academy, junior development squad and ERDPP level players.

The role requires a strong understanding of player development principles, a strong on field coaching presence, and the capacity to work with staff and support services to oversee effective delivery of individual development plans, and the transition of players from the JDS to the Junior and then Senior Academy and up to the Senior squad.

Reporting to the Academy Manager, the primary responsibilities of the role will be to take a lead on the rugby development of the U18 Academy players and manage this group of players in their on and off field development. Develop a network of support from key stakeholders of the U15 – U18

This person will also support the ERDPP satellite delivery programme as well as take a leading role in forward focussed position specific coach education sessions, as arranged by the Academy Coach Development Officer.

In support of the players within the U18 this role will see this person, in conjunction with the Academy Staff, develop effective relationships with a network of schools (independent and state sector), clubs and county teams ensuring excellent communication lines are established and subsequently maintained as well as observe fixtures to deliver feedback to PDG players.

In conjunction with the Academy Manager, this person will assist in the designing and implementation of an age appropriate Academy skill curriculum to incorporate core skills, position specific skills and game understanding and assist the academy managers with the management of all academy systems and developments aligned to the vision and strategic plans of Yorkshire Carnegie Academy.

The successful candidate

·         Will be an RFU/IRB Level 3 Qualified Coach, or working towards L3.

·         Have proven experience and expertise in identifying, nurturing and developing adolescent potential elite talent

·         Proven experience of delivering coaching to adolescent athletes and of managing and assisting their technical, tactical and mental development

The successful candidate will also be a positive and effective communicator, possess a ‘can-do’ attitude and be enthusiastic and dynamic in their actions and be willing to go the ‘extra mile’. Will also enjoy building and developing relationships across a wide spectrum of stake holders and will be a champion for the Academy at all times.

The hours of work throughout the year will average 40 hours per week and given the nature of the role will include weekend and evenings.

How to apply 

For more information including a full job description or to apply for this role please email a covering letter and CV to Sarah.Tate@leedsrugby.com.

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Yorkshire Carnegie ERDPP Satellite Manager (East Yorkshire Region)

Organisation: Yorkshire Carnegie

Salary: Competitive based on experience

Location: East Yorkshire & Leeds

Contract type: Fixed Term (Full time)

Closing date: 23rd June 2017

Job Description
Yorkshire Carnegie wish to recruit a full time ERDPP Satellite Manager to work within the academy, the main day to day duties of this role will be based in East Yorkshire and a good understanding of this region will be key to the success of this role. This is a new role and is offered on an initial 2 year fixed term basis. This ERDPP Satellite Manager will be an important member of the Academy Staff and as the first satellite manager will also take some responsibilities of the overall ERDPP programme management, communication and logistics.

The ERDPP satellite manager is a key role within the growing Yorkshire player development project with responsibilities to provide both community support and engagement as well as player development support through the ERDPP programme.

The role will provide seamless Club/school links into the satellite delivery programs, managing the knowledge of the programme as well as delivery on the ground of the specified region (East Yorkshire) with the aim to increase the quality contact time with players in the region and increase Yorkshire Carnegie touch points within the region.

Reporting to the Academy Manager, the primary responsibilities of the role will be to manage all administration tasks, databases and communication needs of the ERDPP programme, including communication to players, parents, club and school coaches; Coaching responsibility within the Yorkshire Carnegie U15 Junior Development Programme; Coaching responsibility in regional focus area to provide additional contact time with identified ERDPP players within their environment between ERDPP sessions; support coaches and teachers in focus region around knowledge of the player pathway, support on nomination of players and within coaching sessions; manage a group of professional coaches and volunteers within focus satellite region to support the delivery of an extended contact regionally focussed ERDPP programme. Key to the success of the role will be the promotion of consistent values & messages and a professionally delivered product.

In conjunction  with the Academy Coach Development Officer the successful candidate will develop a timetable of coach/teacher support opportunities throughout the focus region, widening the Yorkshire Carnegie delivery methods and understanding.

There is also a community and relationship focus for this role that, in conjunction with the Community Manager, will develop links with schools across Yorkshire to become associated with Yorkshire Carnegie; Deliver, in line with whole-club community initiatives, in local schools and clubs within the satellite area as well as community clubs in the satellite area to support the Yorkshire Carnegie affiliated club programme, and develop club links. As part of this role and the delivery of the Yorkshire Carnegie as well as develop regional awareness of Leeds Beckett University partnership and educational pathway

In conjunction with the Academy Manager, design and implement an age appropriate Academy skill curriculum to incorporate core skills, position specific skills and game understanding and assist the academy managers with the management of all academy systems and developments aligned to the vision and strategic plans of Yorkshire Carnegie Academy.

The successful candidate

·         Will be an RFU/IRB Level 3 Qualified Coach, or working towards L3.

·         Have proven experience and expertise in identifying, nurturing and developing adolescent potential elite talent

·         Proven experience of delivering coaching to adolescent athletes and of managing and assisting their technical, tactical and mental development

·         Good knowledge of the clubs and schools in the East Yorkshire Region and good relationships with key stakeholders in the East Yorkshire Rugby landscape.

The successful candidate will also be a positive and effective communicator, possess a ‘can-do’ attitude and be enthusiastic and dynamic in their actions and be willing to go the ‘extra mile’. Will also enjoy building and developing relationships across a wide spectrum of stake holders and will be a champion for the Academy at all times. Act as an ambassador for coaching and promote excellent coaching every time for every player and promote club and RFU Core Values.

The hours of work throughout the year will average 40 hours per week and given the nature of the role will include weekend and evenings.

How to apply

For more information including a full job description or to apply for this role please email a covering letter and CV to Sarah.Tate@leedsrugby.com.

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Academy Lead Physiotherapist

Organisation: Yorkshire Carnegie

Salary: Competitive based on experience

Location: Leeds

Contract type: Fixed Term (Full time)

Closing date: 23rd June 2017

Job Description
Yorkshire Carnegie wish to recruit a full time Academy Lead Physiotherapist to manage the physiotherapy provision for the academy squads. This role is offered on an initial 2 year fixed term basis.

This role is fundamental to providing the senior academy and senior EAP players an excellent medical support provision that is fully integrated with an outstanding strength and conditioning programme to ensure that all players have robust athletic foundations to build upon and remain injury free.

An important element of the role will be to provide leadership to the academy physio team and management of the other FT and PT academy physios within the club, with key partners & satellite delivery centres. This will include leading on staff appraisals, creating regular CPD opportunities and developing the physiotherapy workforce.

The post holder will have excellent clinical knowledge, experience and a proven ability to work independently in managing an elite rugby caseload.

The role requires a strong understanding of player development principles, a strong on field presence, and the capacity to work with staff and support services to oversee effective delivery of a robust physiotherapy provision to support individuals within the pathway as well as the transition of players from the JDS to the Junior and then Senior Academy and up to the Senior squad.

Key elements of the Academy provision are to Provide/arrange cover for all Academy competition match days; Provide/arrange cover and clinical appointments at all academy training events as per a pre-arranged training schedule; Alongside the Academy Manager, ensure that appropriate standards of medical/physio cover is available for all ERDPP events; Ensure availability of medical clinic appointments for Academy players to suit varying needs across different playing/training groups; Assess all Yorkshire Carnegie RFU Academy injuries and implement a structured treatment and rehabilitation plan in relation to the diagnosis and specific individual player’s needs; and input into all relevant case conferencing meetings on players.

Through the changing landscape of the Yorkshire Carnegie medical structure this role will require close liaison with Head of physiotherapy and rehab, around physio governance and clinical decision making as well as regular knowledge sharing and liaison on Yorkshire Carnegie RFU Academy squad players programmes to minimise the risk of injury, improve durability, recovery and performance.

In conjunction with the Academy Manager and Coaches, this person will assist in the designing and implementation of an age appropriate programme of education around injury prevention and understating, human performance and physical development. In addition the successful candidate will assist the academy manager with the management of all academy systems and developments aligned to the vision and strategic plans of Yorkshire Carnegie Academy.

The successful candidate will:

·         Have at least 3 years post-graduate experience, being able to demonstrate a strong sport focused career pathway,

·         Hold HPC and CSP registration. A PITCC or IMMOF qualifications would be desirable

·         Have proven experience in leading a team of physiotherapists.

·         Have a commitment to CPD and attend all relevant RFU Trauma Courses annually as required.

The successful candidate will also be a positive and effective communicator, possess a ‘can-do’ attitude and be enthusiastic and dynamic in their actions and be willing to go the ‘extra mile’. Will also enjoy building and developing relationships across a wide spectrum of stake holders and will be a champion for the Academy at all times.

The hours of work throughout the year will be dictated by the required training schedule and clinical caseload that will overall average 40 hours per week, given the nature of the role this will include weekend and evenings.

How to apply 

For more information including a full job description or to apply for this role please email a covering letter and CV to Sarah.Tate@leedsrugby.com.