University of Galway Director of Rugby Call for Applications

24 May 2024

University of Galway Director of Rugby Call for Applications

The University of Galway Rugby Club will welcome expressions of interest from suitably qualified/experienced people for the role of Director of Rugby.

To apply, lease contact the club chairman Tom O'Regan at: before the closing date of 5th June 2024.


To manage, inspire, and lead, the club’s players, coaches, and volunteers to greater levels of Rugby performance and professionalism in accordance with the club’s strategy.


• Liaise with Connacht Rugby/IRFU on recruitment, management, development, and retention of coaches for all University Rugby squads. Ensure that coaches receive appropriate training by attending designated coaching/upskilling courses

Be the Key contact for recruitment and retention of players and related scholarship offerings, including organisation and execution of both University and Club’s scholarship programmes

Organise recruitment school visits in consultation with the University’s Student Recruitment/Schools Liaison Office. This responsibility includes maintaining a strong relationship with underage feeder clubs

Promote an interest in match refereeing amongst players and volunteers in conjunction with Connacht Rugby’s Referee Development Manager

Develop a strong and positive relationship with the University’s Director of Sport and Physical Wellbeing so as to maximise the club’s profile with Senior University Management, the Governing Authority, and Academic/Faculty staff

Liaise with club sponsors, alumni, and supporters, so as to maximise related income streams and communications

Develop and chair a Rugby sub-committee to ensure that Club Strategy and Rugby Policy is understood, properly disseminated to all levels and translated into practical application

• Report to the Executive Committee on rugby matters and make recommendations forpractical and sensible improvements/initiatives that may be implemented within the cub’s budget

• Set behavioural standard and develop related policies for all club coaches, players, managers, and volunteers

• Liaise with the University’s Building & Estates office (and with the University’s Director of Sport and Physical Wellbeing office) on matters such as playing facilities, dressing rooms, social activities space, equipment and playing gear storage, etc.

Acquire relevant knowledge and operational capabilities of all administrative procedures and systems relating to Player Registration and Eligibility, Garda Vetting, and IRFU annual reporting