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Rugby Development Intern
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: PSX-018780

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 29/05/2022

Salary: £18,852 to £21,135 per annum, depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Professional Services

Division: Residential and Sports Services Division

Hours per week: 35

Contract Duration: Available asap until 28 July 2023

School / Directorate: Directorate for the Student Experience

The University of Manchester (UoM) alongside Manchester Metropolitan University (mmu) is working in partnership with the Rugby Football Union (RFU), to grow Rugby for the students across both Universities.​​​​​​​

The Universities are looking to appoint a university graduate as a Rugby Development Intern to organise Rugby programmes targeted at those players below the BUCS representative level, both internally to the Universities and linking to local community clubs.

The successful candidate will coordinate and develop relationships with partners across the institutions as well as the RFU, internal schools and departments, local community rugby clubs and the University Rugby teams. They will co-ordinate the effective administration of these relationships and the wider cluster programme to ensure that both RFU and internal University targets are met in regards to participation and retention. The candidate will also support the development and organisation of UoMs wider recreational sport programmes.

We are therefore looking for an enthusiastic and engaging individual with knowledge of the Higher Education sector, specifically within Rugby and ideally with a good understanding of the wider sports environment.

The successful candidate will get access to a range of personal development to meet their future career aspirations including support towards sports coaching and officiating as well as the opportunity work and link with a major National Governing Body in the RFU.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered  

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Lisa Morton-Smith


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.