The IRFU would like to invite applications for the position of ‘Head of Fitness, Connacht Rugby’. This exciting and challenging position will play a critical role in the on-going development of players in Connacht.

The Role

Reporting to the Head Coach, Connacht Rugby and the IRFU Head of Fitness, the successful candidate will:

  • Co-ordinate a team of Strength & Conditioning Coaches in designing, delivering and monitoring pre-season and in-season squad physical preparation.
  • Ensure alignment between the academy, development and senior programmes and,
  • Implement the IRFU development programme.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will have:

  • A minimum of five years’ experience in a senior fitness or strength and conditioning position, ideally within a professional rugby environment.
  • Recognised degree in physical education, human movement, sports science or equivalent.
  • An industry recognised certification in strength and conditioning.
  • An appreciation of the structures of Irish rugby and the Long Term Player Development pathway.
  • Excellent people management and leadership skills.

The successful candidate must be available to take up the position prior to the 2014/2015 pre-season.

The Opportunity

This position is being offered on a 2 year fixed-term, full-time basis and is based in Galway. To apply for this position, please email [email protected] or send your CV to Eoin Ward, HR Department, 10/12 Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday, 19 February 2014.


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