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JOB VACANCY : Academy Manager (Part-Time)

JOB VACANCY : Academy Manager (Part-Time)

London Scottish FC is realigning its Academy to enhance its existing junior rugby programme.

London Scottish FC is realigning its Academy to enhance its existing junior rugby programme.

The Academy is being supported by club members’ sponsors and by the Friends of Scottish Rugby (FoSR)
The main objectives of the London Scottish Academy will be to assist LSFC in identifying players with the potential to play at a professional level within the club and to assist in identifying Scottish-qualified players who have the potential to play at international level.
A wider group of players will be invited to join the Academy and to attend regular master classes and training sessions at the club and will also be invited to join the club’s junior members in fixtures against club and representative sides.
LSFC is to appoint a part-time Manager supported by administrative, coaching and other support staff on a part-time basis.
Applications to
Doug Cowie, Chairman, Junior Rugby, London Scottish FC, Kew Foot Road, Richmond, Surrey


But preferably via email to dougcowie@virginmedia.com

Role, responsibilities and reporting:

Closing date for applications: Monday 12th July


Reports to

Chairman, Junior Rugby

Head Coach, London Scottish Senior Squad

Regular reports to the Club Executive Committee on progress, such reports to be circulated to the FoSR.


Additional Liaison – internal


Community Development Coaches

Coaching and support staff of senior squads, junior coaches and age-group managers


Additional Liaison – external

Universities, Schools and Colleges in London & SE Region




Level 3 RFU-qualified coach

Diploma or better in Sports Science or equivalent

Ideally will have played rugby to professional standard

Purpose of job



  • provide age group rugby for players coming up from youth rugby and for new recruits
  • develop players with potential to play senior rugby for the club and get them into senior sides at least on an occasional basis.
  • cast the recruitment net across the South East and encourage Scottish-qualified players from beyond the local area to join
  • provide these players with high-quality coaching, development and master classes.
  • expose the best players to high-level competitive rugby and ensure that players have the appropriate opportunities to perform with Scottish Exiles and National Age group selectors
  • to achieve the above, ensure that the club plays a mixture of local fixtures to which all members are eligible to play and “elite” fixtures for which the selection would largely be from Academy players

Main tasks




  • direct the coaching of junior rugby from U16s upwards, appointing and training coaches at those age groups
  • oversee the Club sides at Under 18/19 and Under 21/23 levels
  • Develop, drive and monitor Individual player plans – using the RFU / SRU models
  • Establish, maintain and sustain partnerships with educational establishments who can provide appropriate courses for identified players in the Academy
  • Identify and establish funding streams / sponsorship if and where appropriate to enhance the service provided by the Academy.
  • Identify facilities and personnel who can provide and conduct:-
    • Fitness programmes including strength and conditioning.
    • Nutrition.
    • Physiotherapy (including Rehabilitation) and Medical support.
    • Other Sport Science requirements including Sport Psychology.
  • Create and develop a network of coaches who will provide rugby-specific input to
    • Masterclass sessions
    • Updates
    • Individual and group sessions.
  • Conduct regular reviews and appraisals on individual players and the programmes they follow
  • Keep regular records of progress for each player within the Academy
  • Provide and deliver reports as required
  • Maintain a regular dialogue with the Head Coach to keep him appraised of players ready for promotion to 1st / 2ndXV squad.
  • In the medium term (1-2 years) prepare a framework for establishing an AASE (Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence ) scheme at the club in conjunction with an appropriate local educational establishment.





A package commensurate with the nature of the role along with experience and qualifications



Main Sponsor
Official Club Sponsors
Official Partners
Tournament Provider