by | Jun 13, 2024

Salford Red Devils are looking to recruit a Head of Youth to lead the club’s Youth and Academy programmes. The club has recently been awarded a RFL Elite Academy Licence and are looking to recruit to this key post.

Key Responsibilities for the role:-

  • Overall responsibility for the leadership of the club’s Academy programme, designing and delivering a high performing programme.
  • Creation of a youth development strategy in-line with the club’s ambitions and overall club strategy.
  • Responsible for budget management of the Academy programme.
  • Overseeing the development plan of the Salford Red Devils Academy
  • Member of the Academy Executive Management group.
  • Line manager to the club’s Academy staff
  • Management of the pathway transition process into and out of the Academy, with clear induction and exit programmes. 
  • Supporting the Head Coach to develop a rugby philosophy, a thread which will run throughout the club – Foundation, youth and first teams.
  • Manage the recruitment strategy into the Academy.
  • Developing a scouting team, network and structure, with all relevant processes in place
  • Developing a coach education programme for all Pathway and Community Coaches 
  • Responsible for the club’s Diploma in Sporting Excellence programme.
  • Ensure effective communication between all appropriate stakeholders within the club.

Additional responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for the Club Academy audit process
  • To be committed to leading the Club’s Red Thread values
  • Developing relationships with Pathway staff and community clubs
  • Such other duties as may be required from time to time by the Board of Directors, Head Coach and Director of Rugby.

Knowledge skills and experience:

  • Possess a minimum of RFL Level 3 coaching qualification
  • Experience of working within professional Rugby League
  • Experience within youth development and player progression
  • A strong network within Rugby League at all levels
  • Excellent organisational, administrative and presenting skills
  • Appropriate IT skills in a range of packages including Microsoft Word, Excel etc
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Passionate, enthusiastic and driven to succeed


Salford Red Devils Rugby League Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. This role would be subject to a RFL Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check.

Equality, diversity & inclusion

We are committed to supporting an environment where all staff have a personal responsibility to uphold the Club’s Equal Opportunities Policy by treating all stakeholders fairly and impartially.

How to apply

To arrange an informal discussion about the post, please contact To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to by 5:00pm on Wednesday 19th June.  Interviews during the week commencing 24 June 2024.

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