Domestic Rugby Manager, Connacht

The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) is the governing body for the sport in Ireland.

We are now looking to recruit a Domestic Rugby Manager to take responsibility for the implementation of the Provincial Development Plan in line with the IRFU strategy to increase the number of quality games in the province and to provide leadership to local rugby clubs and schools.

With an operational reporting line to the Chief Executive Connacht Rugby and a functional reporting line to the IRFU Domestic Rugby Manager, this is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to deliver excellence across the game of Rugby Union in Connacht.

The successful candidate must have the rugby credibility to support club and school volunteers in the development of the Game. As the role entails working across a number of stakeholder groups there is a requirement to have the ability to support and influence outcomes for the overall benefit of the game.

Essential skills required to perform this role will include the following
•    Organisational ability to manage the activities of a professional team, critically review process and performance, influence and drive others to deliver.
•    Excellent written, oral and presentation skills with the ability to develop relationships at all levels across the entire stakeholder group,
•    Well developed time management, goal setting, negotiation, and finance and computer skills.
•    Knowledge and appreciation of Irish Rugby, its long term development plans, technical knowledge of club and volunteer structures.

In addition to these requirements, we are looking to attract an individual who will demonstrate excellent relationship building qualities, motivational and leadership flair in motivating volunteers and staff alike in the development of the Game in Connacht.  A high level of energy, integrity and passion to deliver across all areas of this role will be well regarded.  A qualification in sports or management related discipline is an advantage.

This is a senior role within the provincial structures and an attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

If you believe that you are suitable for this role, please email an up to date CV to our recruitment partner, Dalriada Executive Search & Selection, [email protected] or for an initial confidential discussion please call Tom Keane on 00353 1 634 4642 or 00353 87 741 3085

Closing date for receipt of all applicants is 5pm Thursday 19th May 2011. Candidates short listed for interview will need to be available week commencing Monday 30th May 2011.


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