Career Opportunities

General Manager – Performance Rugby HKRU

Specific Responsibilities

To meet the strategic aims of the HKRU as set out by the CEO and Board of Directors.

 

Job Summary

The successful applicant will report directly to the CEO of the Hong Kong Rugby Union and be accountable for all aspects of the Performance game in Hong Kong. Responsibilities include selection and management of international Men’s & Women’s 7s and 15s teams, U20s, National Age Grade and Academy platforms, along with the management of Refereeing and Strength & Conditioning departments. The GM-Performance Rugby will also be responsible for the direct line-management the six Premiership Club Coaching Officers (CCOs) in meeting their individual development needs and ensuring they fulfill the requirements of their specific Club teams.

 

Key Roles and Responsibilities

(HKRU Responsibilities)

  • Leading and managing the HKRU Performance platforms.
  • Work closely with, and directly line-manage, departments-heads across the Men’s and Women’s 7s and 15s, National Age Grade, Academy, Referees and S&C platforms.
  • Be ultimately responsible for the selection of coaching and playing teams across the HKRU international platform.
  • Provide direction and leadership to the Performance and Premiership platform regarding the technical, tactical, physiological and psychological components of the game.
  • Be ultimately responsible for the design and implementation of weekly, monthly and seasonal international team programming.
  • Be ultimately responsible for the integration of the various sub-disciplines (i.e. refereeing, medical, S&C, academy) towards maximising individual and team performance across the various international platforms.
  • Manage global and departmental budgetary planning, implementation and management (with respective heads of department and the CFO of the HKRU)
  • Have gained 5+ years of experience in managing a high performance (and/or professional) sporting platform.
  • Be able to display exceptional people management and conflict resolution skills.
  • Display experience in programme design and implementation for weekly, monthly and seasonal planning.
  • Possess an understanding of the support disciplines (medical, S&C, referees, academy) and how they integrate effectively into an annual programme design towards maximising individual and team performance.
  • Demonstrate the ability and experience to manage global and departmental budgetary planning and implementation.
  • Have experience in coach development and mentoring skills 

(Club Responsibilities)

  • Liaise with Club General Managers (GMs) & Club Chairs in providing a top quality domestic Premiership competition, and ensuring their CCOs are fulfilling their club requirements.
  • Line-manage the six Premiership CCOs and be responsible for their coach development and mentorship.
  • Coordinate and direct regular progress meetings with personnel involved within the Performance game, including CCOs, department-heads and appointed coaching personnel when needed.  

  

Your Profile (essential) 

  • Have gained 5+ years of experience in managing a high performance (and/or professional) sporting platform.
  • Be able to display exceptional people management and conflict resolution skills.
  • Display experience in programme design and implementation for weekly, monthly and seasonal planning.
  • Possess an understanding of the support disciplines (medical, S&C, referees, academy) and how they integrate effectively into an annual programme design towards maximising individual and team performance.
  • Demonstrate the ability and experience to manage global and departmental budgetary planning and implementation.
  • Have experience in coach development and mentoring skills

Salary offered will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Please apply with full C.V. and cover letter including expected salary and available date of commencement, if offered the position. Please send the CV and cover letter to Human Resources Department, Hong Kong Rugby Union, Room 2001, Olympic House, 1 Stadium Path, So Kon Po, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong or by email [email protected] on or before 30th April 2021.

 

Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purposes only.  

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted directly.

Club Coaching Officer (HKU Sandy Bay RFC)

Job summary

The Club Coaching Officer (CCO), along with the Club Management Team, will be responsible for creating and implementing Club and national team strategies in applicable areas.  He/she will deliver relevant expertise in technical, tactical, analytical and psychological elements of the game.

He/she will be responsible for facilitating the necessary player/team needs, via liaison with the General Manager of Rugby Performance and Club Chairman to disseminate appropriate trends, techniques and philosophies throughout the ‘Club’ and its associated partners e.g. age group squads and schools.

  

Key Roles and Responsibilities

Club responsibilities

•   Coach of the Club’s team which plays in the Premiership competition of the Hong Kong Rugby Union (“HKRU”) with wider responsibility for all players that play and are selected for both the Premiership and Premiership A competitions (the “Performance Squad”);

•   Head Coach of the coaching teams of the Premiership and Premiership A teams (the “Performance Teams”), including providing appropriate coach development for all coaches who handle high performance players;

•   Responsibility, with the wider coaching squad and the Club’s General Manager (GM), for player recruitment, welfare and retention of players in/for the Performance Teams;

•   Responsibility for liaising with the HKRU regarding all issues related to the Performance Teams and the Performance Squad, including, in particular, recruitment, welfare and retention of the Club’s players who also play for/are contracted to the HKRU;

•   Responsibility for assisting in the identification, development, retention and welfare of future players for the Performance Squad including from throughout the men’s Club and for the Club’s youth women’s and men’s sections, with a particular emphasis on players that originate from Hong Kong or are qualified to play for Hong Kong.


Closing Date :7thApril 2021
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National Performance Strength Coach (Womens XV and under 20’s Lead)

Job Summary

This role is responsible for designing, implementing, and leading strength and conditioning programs for the Women’s National 15XV and Men’s Under 20’s XV.

 

Specific Responsibilities

  • To lead, design and implement individualized strength and conditioning programs for players within the Women’s senior XV
  • To lead, design and implement individualized strength and conditioning programs for players within the Men’s U20’s XV
  • To assist the Head of Athletic Performance and medical team with long-term injured athletes’ return to play programming that concur with the physical preparation of the National Men’s XV’ squad.
  • Manage and coordinate boy’s national age grade program including management of consultant staff
  • Assist coach education and development courses.


Closing Date :2nd April 2021
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