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Careers

At Switch Rugby, we're passionate about nurturing talent and driving the growth of rugby. If you're looking for a dynamic career where you can make a real impact, you're in the right place. Join us in shaping the future of rugby development, where your passion meets purpose. Explore exciting opportunities and be part of a team dedicated to excellence.

See our open positions below, if you would like anymore information please email us: hello@switchrugby.com

Mentor & Coach – Full time

Purpose of the role:  To lead high quality mentoring, rugby, PE and sport & physical activity sessions to inspire children, and their families, to lead active, healthy and happy lifestyles.

Location: Office based in Keynsham. Practical delivery will be in schools and leisure facilities throughout Bristol, South Glos, North Somerset and Bath & North East Somerset.

Salary: £21,174 - £23,795 (depending on experience)

Working hours: 40 hours per week. Hours of work will be predominantly between 9am and 6pm, Monday – Friday; to be agreed prior to start. However, some evening and the occasional weekend work are available via an overtime scheme. 

Contract type: Fixed term until 31st August 2025. (Contract expected to be extended dependent on performance).

Closing date: Friday 2nd February 2023 (please note that we may close early should we receive sufficient interest). 

Interview date: Interviews will take place from the week beginning 5th February 2024. 

Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

  • To plan and deliver high quality and engaging 1-2-1 and small group mentoring sessions, PE lessons, and rugby sessions. 

  • To inspire children to lead an active, healthy, happy lifestyle.

  • Maintain the health and safety of those involved in your sessions.

  • To monitor and evaluate sessions to improve the quality and impact. 

  • Effectively manage school relationships, acting as the main point of contact with the school/s.

  • To communicate regularly and effectively with schools, coaches and colleagues.

  • Establish positive relationships with children, their parents and staff in schools, day in, day out.

  • Support the broader work of Switch Rugby Ltd, which may include administration tasks and events.

Personal Specification

Essential: 

  • A minimum of 1 year of experience working with primary and secondary school-aged and college-aged children. 

  • Hold a UKCC Level 1 coaching qualification. 

  • A full, clean driving license and access to own transport. 

  • A passion for inspiring children to fall in love with sport and to enjoy being active.

  • Ability to form positive relationships with primary school children and their families, and school staff. 

  • An open mindset to develop themselves and others. 

  • To manage time effectively. 

  • Be able to work as part of a team, but also lead on own initiative. 

  • Be an honest, clear communicator. 

  • Be flexible in dealing with change, to meet business needs as required. 

  • IT literate, across Microsoft platforms. 

 

Desirable: 

  • Hold a UKCC Level 2 coaching qualification in Rugby or qualified teacher status. 

  • Hold a UKCC Level 1 coaching qualification in one or more additional sports. 

  • Level 3 Paediatric First Aid or First Aid at Work qualification (this can be completed when in post).

  • Hold a safeguarding qualification at Level 2 (this can be completed when in post).

  • Previous experience of coaching in primary and/or secondary schools.

  • Have experience of rugby academy performance pathways

 

Additional Information: 

  • All applicants must have the right/permanent right to work in the UK.

  • Switch Rugby celebrates diversity. Applications from under-represented groups are encouraged.

  • We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential. If there is anything we could do to support you through your application or to provide the best environment for your interviews, including assistance or adjustment, please let us know. 

  • The role will require an Enhanced DBS Check, Safeguarding & Protecting Children certificate and First Aid qualification which Switch Rugby Ltd will organise following appointment. 

ABOUT US

About Switch Rugby Limited:​

Switch Rugby Limited (Switch) is on a mission to use the power of sport to encourage Active, Healthy, Happy communities across Greater Bristol (City of Bristol, South Glos., North Somerset) and Bath and North East Somerset (BANES). Working collaboratively with our partner schools, we deliver mentoring sessions, Rugby development programmes, PE lessons, sport-based interventions, high-quality sports education programmes, lunch clubs, after school clubs and holiday camps with the aim of positively impacting the overall health and well-being of the participating children and their families.

 

Equal Opportunities 

At Switch, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Switch believes that diversity and inclusion among our team is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

 

What we can offer you:

  • A fixed term contract with opportunities to progress within Switch dependent on performance.

  • Competitive remuneration.

  • A passionate, caring, and experienced team to work alongside.

  • Switch branded sports kit and the equipment required to deliver first class sessions.

  • 3% pension contribution.

  • 28 days annual leave including public holidays, increasing with years of service (pro-rata). 

  • Travel expenses.

  • Regular team building, professional development, and social events.

  • A designated office space.

 

Application process: 

For an application pack, please email us at: hello@switchrugby.com 

 

Closing date: Friday, 2nd February 2024 (please note that we may close early should we receive sufficient interest).

Should you have any questions about the role, or have any issues when applying, please contact hello@switchrugby.com

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