Developing Player Programme (DPP) Coach (Volunteer role)

Are you someone who wants to be the best they can be and work as part of a group of coaches who are developing players for the future?
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We are looking for a Development Player Pathway coach for our Herefordshire DPP centre. If you are enthusiastic about developing talented individuals and helping them become the best person/player they can be this maybe the right role for you.

Centre – Herefordshire

Responsible to: Academy Coach Development Officer and DPP Manager 

Objectives of Programme 

The Developing Player Programme is committed to providing a high quality, player development experience, which encourages lifelong participation in the game and enables those with the greatest potential to be clearly identified. This programme is aimed at players aged 14 and 15.

Outline of Role

  • Deliver high quality sessions within your nearest centre (Sessions will be in the evenings)
  • Provide player feedback within the session to support their development
  • Create a challenging and fun environment for players to develop in.
  • Build good relationships with other coaches within the centre to aid co-coaching


Are you passionate about developing talented individuals age between 14-15 and becoming the best coach you can be? We are looking for coaches who are able to adapt their coaching style and problem solve to ensure each session is engaging and has the right level of challenge.

Person Specification 

Skills and Education

  • Will have achieved level 2 and be looking to working towards UKCC Level 3 Qualification, or demonstrate significant experience in coaching talented young players.
  • Must be registered under the RFU Coach License Scheme.
  • Valid First Aid Certificate
  • Demonstrate significant commitment to their personal and professional development.
  • Has an understanding of Player Centred Coaching and can adapt coaching style to meet the learning style of the participant.
  • Has the ability to communicate effectively with the players, parents and coaches to assist them with self-­‐reflection and setting of appropriate personal development goals.

Qualities and Attributes

  • Ability to self-­‐generate and maintain high levels of motivation; display initiative, resilience and to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Have professional perspectives on player care and ethical practice
  • Adapts quickly and with enthusiasm to changes and un-­‐predictable events.
  • Able to connect with young people through appropriate language
  • Understands the current playing pathway at Under 14 and Under 15 and the key stakeholders that are involved  
  • Challenges appropriately, and in a positive manner, the behavior that does not support an open and honest team working approach.
  • The successful candidates will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check and to comply with the appropriate RFU Regulations.

If you would like to apply for this role please hit the apply button and include a cover letter outlining how you meet the necessary skill requirements for the role.




Planned date for Interviews: August 2021 (date TBC)

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


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Why work with us?

At Worcester Warriors we believe our employees make us who we are. A healthy work-life balance is key, not only for our staff but for the Company too which is why we offer as much support as we can. Working at Worcester Warriors is like working with extended family and we would love the right people to join us and expand even more!

Our employee benefits, just to name a few:

  • Holidays

    30 days holiday (inc bank holidays)

  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

    We offer a completely confidential EAP service for all our employees

  • Funded training programmes

    Developing our staff is very important to us so where we can we will fund relevant training

  • On-site car parking

    Free car parking around the stadium for all staff

  • Discount at 900+ retailers nationwide

    All our staff have access to our Employee Hub where there is access to many discounts at retailers and tips on health and well-being

  • Subsidised staff lunch

    Freshly made staff lunches at a subsidised rate every day

  • Free Breakfast Mondays

    Free staff breakfast to start the week

  • Local gym discounts

    Corporate discount at the local gym (in partnership with David Lloyd Gym Worcester)

  • Staff tickets for home matches

    Every home match you are offered two free tickets

Workplace & culture


Workplace and Culture

We have developed a fantastic atmosphere and a strong, positive working space and culture. We strive to nurture and develop staff through training and coaching which will encourage personal responsibility resulting in a strong collaborative culture in the club. Come and join us and be a part of our team. Whatever your role and wherever you’re located, you’ll be doing work that matters and you’ll be part of something that’s still growing, developing and evolving.


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