Staffordshire Boy’s U17 and 18’s Assistant Coach required

Salary: Honorary Position travel expenses are paid.

Start Date: 1st September 2021


Job Description:

The Staffordshire Assistant Coaches work in a team of four, under the direction of the two Lead Coaches Backs and Forwards.  There are two Assistant Coaches; one coach oversees the forwards and another in charge of the backs. The whole team is expected to work in conjunction and co-operation with each other, to produce the Staffordshire County Squad.  The assistant coaches will be responsible for providing a positive and successful playing environment at County level and opportunities for players to progress from clubs, schools and CBs to Centre of Excellence level.

The appointment is for three years’ subject to an annual review.

The responsibilities will include supporting the assessment & selection process, the playing & match preparation for the County U17 and U18 fixtures, attending coaches’ meetings, the end of season review meeting and completing player feedback & profiling forms as appropriate. You will be expected to attend all training sessions and matches.


The U18 season runs from October – January with one assessment event 4 training sessions and 3 games. The U17 season has the same format starting in January and finishing in late April.  In addition the coaches will attend a couple of team meetings and also watch some club and school games to ensure we find the best talent in the county.

Applicants should demonstrate experience of leading coaching teams at School or Club level or higher; commitment to and engagement with the RFU’s Coaching Development Qualification structure and have an affinity with the Community Game.

The Coach should hold a minimum of the RFU Level 2 coaching qualification or its equivalent, with a willingness to gain a Level 3 qualification in the future;

Applications in writing together with a Rugby CV should be sent by email  to Mike Bezus

Interviews will be held approximately 2-3 weeks from the application deadline date. For further information, and an informal discussion please contact Mike Bezus 07831 848153

Application Deadline: 30th July 2021