Tuesday 13th August 2019

Women’s Rugby Coach

The University of Stirling are looking for a new coach to lead their Women’s Rugby Team. Find out more about the role here!

The Role

The University of Stirling wishes to appoint a Rugby Coach to deliver services to the University of Stirling’s Women’s Rugby Team that compete in Scottish and British Universities’ competitions. You will be required to provide coaching services on a weekly basis and attend competitive matches across the two academic semesters throughout the year. Coaches will be required to implement an effective programme that produce winning performances in student and mainstream sport competitions. Opportunities exist to liaise with appropriate sports science and strength and conditioning staff to help design and monitor the rugby performance programmes.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Implement an appropriate rugby performance programme in keeping with the aims and objectives of the Sports Union and Sports Development Service.
  • Coordinate with key members of staff regarding other support such as S&C
  • Manage effectively a select squad of performance rugby players. This includes establishing performance targets, devising appropriate competition schedules and developing an integrated timetable for rugby, academic and lifestyle commitments for each player.


  • Design and deliver an effective coaching programme that helps improve the performances of student players and which attains performance objectives as indicated by the Sports Union.
  • Attend appropriate competitions with teams.
  • It is not essential to be at all training sessions – availability would be agreed on appointment. The current training times are the following:

Monday           16:00-18:00

Tuesday          12:00-13:00

Thursday         16:00-18:00

Pay: Salary based on experience

Please contact: To apply please submit a CV and cover letter to Christopher.purdie@stir.ac.uk

Closing date: 25/08/2019 at 5pm

Job Description: For a full job description including person specification please see attached.

Womens Rugby Coach Job Description