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Strength & Conditioning Coach

Strength & Conditioning Coach

31 January 2014



Boroughmuir Rugby & Community Sports Club
Strength & Conditioning Coach

Location: Meggetland
Full/Part-time: Part-time
Salary: Negotiable

Job Description

Established in 1919, Boroughmuir Rugby & Community Sports Club is one of the leading rugby clubs in Scotland. Based at Meggetland in Edinburgh, widely regarded the “best equipped” rugby stadium in the country, we proudly boast a 2500 capacity stadium, state of the art gym facilities, and 3g training pitches.

Boroughmuir has a very successful history having secured three Scottish league titles, three Scottish cup and three Melrose 7’s victories. There is a strong club ethos and culture which underpins significant rugby ambitions. Boroughmuir currently run 3 senior teams and look to extend this to a 4th team and a ladies rugby in the very near future. We are extremely proud of our commitment to support youth and community rugby through our community officers and highly acclaimed Youth Section.

Boroughmuir Rugby is now looking to appoint a highly motivated and experienced Strength & Conditioning Coach who can demonstrate the same appetite for success. Recognizing the values and ambition of the club the successful applicant will be responsible for strength and conditioning amongst the senior teams as the club moves back into the Scottish Premiership and aim for success in League, Cup and Sevens tournaments.

Minimum Criteria

  • Be qualified to degree level in strength and conditioning or equivalent
  • Preferably have UKSCA accreditation or equivalent
  • Preferably have an MSc in Sports Science and/or Nutrition
  • Have experience working in sport and preferably rugby union
  • Be available to work flexible hours (including evenings and weekends)
  • Be an organised individual and a good communicator

Roles and Responsibilities

  • The planning and delivery of periodical programs in the key areas of speed, power, strength and conditioning
  • Plan and supervise group and individual strength training sessions
  • Plan and supervise group and individual conditioning sessions
  • Assist in the planning and development of the overall year round training schedule
  • Collect relevant training data and evaluate all sessions and provide feedback to players and coaches.
  • Conduct fitness testing against an agreed battery of tests and report results to coaching staff
  • Modify strength and conditioning programmes in according to the results of tests in liaison with other coaching staff.
  • Develop and maintain a database of all S&C work completed by players and coaches
  • To liaise with medical staff, physiotherapists and sports doctors on individual player needs to reduce risk of injury and maximise performance.
  • Co-ordinate nutritional strategies for training and competition
  • Deliver both training session and match warm ups and cool downs

Skills and Qualities

  • Commitment and Enthusiasm – This position will require a significant time commitment with planning, preparation and weekend sessions.
  • Punctuality – The S&C Coach will be responsible for the warm-ups and cools downs of each session and must set the standard for punctuality.
  • Planning – The S&C Coach will work alongside the senior coaching team to ensure that each session is prepared and communicated as necessary.
  • Team Work – be able to work effectively with the players, coaches, managers, Director of Rugby
  • Communication – be able to clearly communicate to all in the playing group.

Applicants should apply via email by sending a covering letter and C.V. to:

Closing date for applications is on or before 5pm Friday 4th April 2014.

Malcolm Clapperton
Director of Rugby
Boroughmuir Rugby & Community Sports Club

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