Oldham RLFC

The Roughyeds


Club hiring Women's Head Coach

OLDHAM RLFC is re-hiring for a Head Coach to lead our new Women’s team after previously being let down.

The club is now full steam ahead with plans for a women’s side after initial plans were announced last year.

The acquisition of the Melrose Playing Fields provides a perfect opportunity for the club to broaden its reach and further grow the sport in Oldham.

Said chairman Chris Hamilton:

“This is an exciting opportunity as we look to grow the club and expand our links within the community.

“It’s been a massive year for the women’s game on the back of the World Cup, as well as increased coverage across the board and we want to be a part of that.”

Players are also encouraged to get involved with the club and register for training and anybody wishing to get involved, who is over 16, should contact the email address below or call 07904 898177.

The closing date for the Women’s Head Coach role is Friday 10 February 2023.

Full job description for the role is below and applications should be sent to enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk.

Reporting to: Chief Executive / Men’s Head Coach

Responsible for: Players and assistant coaches

Working with: Assistant Coaches, Strength and Conditioning, Mental Skills, Analysis and Medical staff.

General Description

To lead the coaching team (assistant coaches) and drive the development of both individual and team development in the women’s environment through outstanding coaching practice and underpinning review and education processes. Working towards identified technical and tactical markers as part of the clubs women’s player development framework the head coach will also lead on the culture and standards identified in the clubs women’s development cultural footprint. The head coach will work closely with both the lead strength and conditioning and mental skills coaches to ensure the implementation of both mental skills and physical development are undertaken in all field sessions aligned to the principles of tactical periodisation and holistic player development.

Oldham Rugby League Club Development Coaching Philosophy

We use a number of coaching styles based on the needs of the individual players and learners and not the style of the coaches. Our preferred style is guided discovery and fits with our aim of player ownership, problem solving and developing player intelligence. The utilisation of games based practice, exploration and effective questioning are key pillars of our coaching methodology along with the principles of tactical periodisation with technical, tactical, physical and mental attributes delivered as one linked to our club playing model.

Main Duties

  • To drive and lead the culture of the women’s environment aligned to the development cultural footprint.
  • To create a positive and player centred learning environment.
  • To deliver outstanding coaching practice and coach in a manner consistent with the Oldham Rugby League Club Development Coaching Philosophy (see above) and the principles of the tactical periodisation model with identified technical, tactical, physical and mental outcomes in mind in order to achieve holistic long term player development outcomes.
  • To lead on phase overview planning aligned to the women’s player development framework in conjunction with strength and conditioning and mental skills coaches.
  • To lead on sessional planning aligned to identified planned phases with long term player development in mind and communicate at least 24 hours prior to session to other coaching team members.
  • To lead the review process with other staff members from both a sessional and phase perspective in order to identify areas of improvement with player development in mind.
  • To manage and update individual player development plans.
  • To lead on individual player review procedures aligned to individual player development plans undertaking formal reviews in pre season, mid- season and post-season as agreed by the Head of Performance.
  • To lead on team selection with long term player development in mind rather than short term success (winning games).
  • To lead on post-match individual reviews.
  • To lead on post-match team reviews.
  • To lead of pre-match team previews.
  • To utilise video and both formal and informal education to aid the player development process.
  • To have an open mind, with regard to personal development and the opportunities provided on the programme.
  • To champion best practice around player development in community club settings (when appropriate).


The successful candidate must have the RFL level 2 (or above) coaching qualification


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