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Rugby Coach

Job Reference eton/TP/20796/1068

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£40.15 per hour
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Eton College
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Job Category:
Teaching Support
Sports Coaching


Eton College offers a wide range of benefits, including a generous pension scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced Maternity / Paternity scheme, a cycle to work scheme, subsidised lunches during term time, free or heavily discounted access to the College’s sport and leisure facilities and discounts at local retailers and businesses.

Role Introduction

Eton College have a strong tradition across a wide variety of sports and aims to provide the opportunity for all pupils to learn to play each sport and improving to the best of their abilities, so sport can remain a pleasure for life. We are committed to delivering opportunities for players to compete at the very highest level their sports can offer. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic Rugby Coach with a passion for rugby to support with rugby coaching. The appointed coach will be a central figure in achieving the aforementioned aims by providing coaching and support of the highest quality, both personally and as part of the School’s wider coaching team. 

If you are able to motivate and inspire players to reach their full potential we would be keen to hear from you.  Eton College prides itself on a warm and friendly community, where staff our valued and all play a part in the College's future.  

Due to the needs of the school and the department, we may interview suitable candidates before the closing date. This job may also close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.

Working Hours

  • This is a permanent casual role, and therefore the College is under no obligation to provide work or a minimum number of set hours each week. As a member of casual staff, requirements for any services will depend on a varying level of demand. Hours will only be paid that have been actually worked. Exact hours will be discussed and agreed with you by the Director of School Sport.
  • The hourly rate for the role is of £40.15 per hour and the holiday pay will be calculated with reference to an entitlement of 5.6 weeks per annum (inclusive of bank holidays).

Main Duties

  • Support the College’s teaching staff, who predominantly run our rugby coaching programme;
  • Coach pupils rugby to a high level;
  • Plan and deliver coaching sessions and activities;
  • Assist with and run practice sessions;
  • Develop and discuss tactics and strategies for both individual and team play;
  • Research good practice of innovative and successful coaching;
  • Provide feedback and give advice on players’ performance, physical and technical skill;
  • Advise players on how to keep up a positive mental attitude and discipline, inspiring confidence and self-being;
  • Fostering good sportsmanship in all team players, resolving disputes, and addressing any bad behaviour in a timely manner;
  • Lend support to enhance rugby provision across all age groups;
  • Ensure pupils train to a high level of health and safety at all times;
  • Commitment and promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion;
  • All positions at Eton are classed as ‘regulated activity’ as per the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 guidance, therefore a good understanding of safeguarding procedures is essential;
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including by not limited to, completing safeguarding training as required, and ensuring any safeguarding updates issued by the College are read and understood;
  • Understand and comply with procedures and legislation relating to confidentiality.

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in the role, the candidate should have:

  • A strong and demonstrable background in playing/coaching rugby to a high level;
  • An understanding and commitment to the highest levels of pupil welfare;
  • A passion for rugby;
  • An understanding and commitment to the aims and ethos of sport at Eton;
  • An enthusiasm for the opportunity to develop students’ games;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • An appreciation of the need for flexibility and patience when coaching;
  • The ability to work with a variety of age groups;
  • Confidence to work alongside Eton staff to assist with coaching and upskilling teachers.

About The College

We are an equal opportunities employer and are seeking applications from suitable candidates from all backgrounds. We are dedicated to creating and sustaining an environment that values individuality and difference and celebrates the diversity of both staff and pupils by fostering perseverance, tolerance and integrity. We believe in equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.



Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including, but not limited to, reference checks with past employers, an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (including Barred List information), an online search and, where applicable, Prohibition checks. If you are successful in your application, you will be required to complete a DBS Disclosure Application Form.  Any information disclosed will be handled in accordance with any guidance and/or Code of Practice published by the DBS. The College is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered as “spent” under the Act) must be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. It is a criminal offence for any person who is barred from working with children to attempt to apply for a position at the College.

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