Job Opportunity: Netball Coach / Leeds Rhinos Development Officer

Leeds Rhinos Foundation are excited to be recruiting to a partnership role with The Grammar School at Leeds. The role will combine being a lead netball coach at the school under the guidance of the Head of Netball and Liana Leota the Rhinos Head Coach as well as a development role with the Leeds Rhinos Foundation.

The development role will see you connect with partner organisations and communities across Leeds and beyond to develop opportunities for all. The ability to be flexible in your approach and therefore have a passion for development and coaching will see you enter a fantastic environment to develop further.

Job title: Netball Coach / Leeds Rhinos Development Officer (combined role)

Responsible to: Leeds Rhinos Foundation Head of Community and indirectly to Head of Netball & Director of Sport (senior school)

Employer: Leeds Rhinos Foundation  

Main purpose of job

In Rhinos, working with partners across the region to develop netball participation under the Leeds Rhinos family. A clear focus and energy on engaging diverse communities across the City to enable opportunities for all.

For our client, The Grammar School at Leeds, under the guidance and support from the Head of Netball at GSAL, support in the delivery of Netball across the whole school including its provision and quality control.

Main responsibilities with Rhinos

  • Co-ordinate Leeds Rhinos Foundation masterclass and workshop programme, working with LRF Head of Community
  • Plan, implement and oversee the Rhinos Netball Community camp provision
  • Build relationships with local schools, community clubs, county, and national bodies to grow the Leeds Rhinos Netball offer
  • Support Rhinos Challenge Netball
  • In conjunction with partner organisations, develop a specific plan for Netball in Leeds
  • Working closely with Leeds Rhinos Pathway to identify athletes and future talent

Main responsibilities with our Client – GSAL

  • Produce tactical development programmes across all year groups
  • Develop and store appropriate resources for netball
  • Offer and deliver netball inset, including a weekly drop in session for staff and pupils
  • Via the head of Athlete Support, support players in the Rhinos and England pathway
  • Video analysis for teams/individuals where possible
  • Support the head of athletic development at GSAL in the provision of strength and conditioning (S&C) programme for netball girls
  • Support the Sports Graduate programme as and when required.
  • Offer coaching / teaching in other areas, to support the school PE/Games programme.
  • Develop netball players individual work and fitness as required
  • Teach/ coach netball to all ages and abilities
  • Lead coach for Nationals Training sessions
  • Referee / umpire school fixtures (Level 3 required)
  • Select and manage teams weekdays/ Saturdays
  • Promote professional standards of punctuality, discipline and sportsmanship with all pupils
  • Assist Head of Netball with administration tasks as required
  • Attend departmental meetings on invitation
  • Be able to work flexibly to meet the demands of the school, including outside normal hours and weekends.


  • Any other assistance as may be reasonably required from time to time
  • This job description does not define in detail all responsibilities and the responsibilities and activities in the job description may be varied to meet the changing demands of the client or club.
  • The role holder is expected to take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom they are responsible or with whom they come into contact.
  • The role holder should be aware of the client’s health and safety policy and implement it as appropriate.

How to apply To apply for the role , please send your CV and Covering letter highlighting your suitability to both aspects of the role to by Friday 27th January at 5pm. If you require more information on the specifics of the role, including potential work patterns, please contact Gareth Cook on the above email. Salary – Dependent on skills and Experience Contract – 12 month Fixed term / 40 hours a week