London Scottish Vacancy – Community Development Officer

18th July 2012

There is an exciting opportunity at London Scottish as Community Development Officer.


Driving development of the Club’s community programme and associated activity. Developing a community database and network, including but not exclusive to schools. Linking these contacts with the club assets and brand to realise value.

Full time Post. Salary 17k.

Key Responsibilities

• Driving the schools coaching programme including planning, sign-up, co-ordination and delivery of high quality coaching sessions. In addition, managing a small team of coaches and players into delivery of coaching
• Proactively driving any road show opportunities and community based marketing/PR
• Developing and driving school and community interaction and attendance of matchdays through marketing and promotional activity
• Developing local Rugby Club partnerships of mutual value
• Taking creative ownership and delivering matchday community activity including coaching master classes, tournaments (both junior and senior) and half time activity
• Working with the part time Club Development Officer to coordinate and deliver club based events including rugby camps, club-school link tournaments, and professional player involvements with mini & juniors on Sunday mornings
• Managing and coordinating club CSR projects
• Working with London Scottish International Limited and London Scottish FC to ensure one club philosophy is promoted and up held
• Working with the Club Development Manager to form an appropriate direction of schools delivery and recruitment for mini & juniors

Candidate Specification


• An RFU coaching qualification, minimum Level 2 or working towards it
• An understanding and appreciation of sports marketing and promotion
• Must be educated to a minimum of 'GCSE' standard
• Current Criminal Records Bureau Check (CRB) – required upon interview
• Valid driving license and access to a suitable vehicle
• Experience of coaching within a school environment
• A passion for sport and an understanding of wider issues related to sport, health and education
• An enthusiastic, committed and self driven individual
• Good organisation and time management skills
• Excellent communication and motivation skills
• Willingness and flexibility to work weekends and occasional week nights


• Experience of sports development and promotion
• Experience of leading a team of coaches
• Other NGB Level 1/Level 2 qualifications
• Degree qualified
• A sporting background
• Experience of working with a wide variety of partners and stakeholders; including sports clubs and national governing bodies
• An ability to inspire others
• Experience of managing a small budget

Additional Information

Applications (CV & covering letter) should be sent to detailing the exact position you are applying for in the subject header.

Closing date for applications is 10th August 2012.
Early applications are favoured.
Interviews will be held subsequently.

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