Monday, October 31, 2011

Job position available: High Performance Unit Programs Coach

Position Information
Position Title High Performance Unit Programs Coach - Queensland Short Description The Australian Rugby Union, the national body of rugby in Australia and home to the Qantas Wallabies, is seeking applications from suitably qualified persons for the position of High Performance Unit Programs Coach – Queensland. Employer ARU Find out more about this employer
Work Type Full Time Location Brisbane, QLD, Australia Detailed Description

Reporting to the HPU National Talent Development Coordinator, the High Performance Unit Programs Coach - Queensland will assist in maintaining the highest standards of talent development and on-field performance to ensure Australia remains a world Rugby power whilst reinforcing the ethos and traditions of the game.

Responsibilities include:

  • Expert coaching and management of the National Talent Development Programs in Queensland including the National Gold Squad (NGS) and the Junior Gold Program (JGP)
  • Plan/Design yearly schedules of the various Talent Development Programs in Queensland in consultation with appropriate HPU staff
  • Coordinate and assist in developing methods to select players (talent identification) for various national talent development programs
  • Establish and maintain collaborative partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders which promote program outcomes, initiatives, delivery and services and communicate performance outcomes. Key stakeholders include clubs, schools and the Queensland Rugby Union
  • Expert coaching within other national HPU programs as advised including the National Academy and National Teams programs
  • Work effectively with other team members to support and complement other national programs and research

Required skills:

  • Proven high level understanding of professional coaching techniques especially elite player development
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and mobilise others to act strategically (lead)
  • Outstanding ability to initiate, monitor and review projects and activities in line with organisational strategic plans
  • Proven management experience with a demonstrated ability to maintain relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Outstanding communications skills - written & verbal

The role requires regular after hours and weekend activities and regional and interstate travel. The successful candidate will be subject to checks under the NSW Working with Children Program.

Closing Date 4 Nov 2011 Apply to Name Julie James Phone (work) (02) 8005 5528 Email
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To apply please send a three page maximum resume (including three referees) and a covering letter supporting your application to

Applications close COB (5pm) on Friday 4th November 2011. To discuss the role in more detail please contact Julie James - Manager, Human Resources Australian Rugby Tel: (02) 8005 5528

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Australia

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