School Rugby Hub Officer
Abertillery Learning Community
Fixed Term to 31st July 2021
Grade 5 £22,462 - £25,295
Required to Start January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter
Abertillery Learning Community (ALC), working in conjunction with the Welsh Rugby Union, it is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Rugby Hub Officer. The main responsibility of the post is to work within ALC and local clubs to develop rugby engagement and participation among boys and girls in the 5 – 19 age range. The Hub Officer will complement the work of teachers through involvement in lessons and extra-curricular activities and will have the following key areas of work:
• increase playing participation
• work in partnership with a range of agencies to raise the profile of rugby in the local community
• deliver high quality coaching and teaching sessions
• support the learning community’s academic programmes
• organise and facilitate opportunities for developing fitness programmes and extra-curricular activities for students at all age groups.
The Hub Officer will be responsible for maximising participation in extra-curricular rugby for boys and girls across the age range and delivering the WRU rugby curriculum that caters for all abilities including the more able pupils.
Other duties will include, mentoring young people, working within the school’s Physical Education Department supporting the delivery of lessons across the curriculum and coaching school teams. Participation and growth targets will be agreed and the role will expect objective and accurate key performance indicators and qualitative reports to be agreed and met by deadlines.
The ideal candidate will have experience of playing and coaching rugby and of working successfully with children and young people. We are therefore looking to appoint a well-qualified, highly motivated, energetic and enthusiastic individual that can fulfil the duties and responsibilities of this important post that will ensure the effective development and establishment of the WRU School Club Hub Programme as part of the school and the wider community. They will hold appropriate coaching qualifications at Level 2 or be working towards these. A QTS certificate would be desirable. The post will follow an annual hour’s pattern involving evening and weekend work to reflect the needs of the service. The post will necessitate travelling and it is therefore essential that applicants possess a full driving licence.
Abertillery Learning Community is an exciting and unique organisation. As a multi campus all through school based across 5 sites, we are afforded a wide range of opportunities for carefully co-ordinated cross phase working that supports both learner and staff development. Our work is set in the deep-rooted belief that all learners can achieve excellence in anything they choose to pursue.
To start: January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter
Closing Date: Thursday12th December 2019 at 12pm
Interviews are scheduled to take place on Tuesday 17th December 2019
We are legally obliged to ask you to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. If you are invited to interview, you will be asked to provide appropriate documents such as your full birth certificate/passport/work permit in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.
ALC is committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing of our learners and we fully comply with safer recruitment practice. Pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is offered and all posts are subject to an enhanced clearance by the Disclosing and Barring Service.
Abertillery Learning Community is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.