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Head Of Fitness: Munster Rugby

Head Of Fitness: Munster Rugby

The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) is currently accepting applications for the position of Head of Fitness for Munster Rugby.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified personnel to lead a team of Strength & Conditioning coaches within Munster Rugby. This exciting and challenging position will play a critical role in the on-going development of players in Munster.

The main responsibilities of the role will include;

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

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Reporting to the Head Coach, Munster Rugby and the IRFU Head of Fitness, 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.
  • Excellent coaching skills in all areas of high performance strength and conditioning.
  • An appreciation of the structures of Irish rugby and the Long Term Player Development pathway.
  • Excellent people management and leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills.

The successful candidate must be available to take up the position as soon as possible.

To apply, please forward your Curriculum Vitae with a covering letter of not more than one page highlighting relevant experience to recruitment@irfu.ie or alternatively to Human Resources Department, Irish Rugby Football Union, 10-12 Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

The closing date for applications is 13th September 2013.