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VACANCY: Personal Development & Transition Manager

We are currently looking to recruit a Personal Development & Transition Manager.

Position: Personal Development & Transition Manager

Location: Ealing Trailfinders – Ealing - London

Fixed Term Contract: Full Time – Fixed Term Contract

Salary: TBC

Job Description: 

  • Encouraging the Professional and Academy squads to prepare for life during and post competitive sport career.
  • To provide personal, career and transition support for players who are injured, relocating or retiring from full/part-time rugby.
  • Provide an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to manage current distractions and develop education, career and lifestyle planning for present and future.
  • Main areas of support to include educational guidance, career & personal development, organising prospective work placements, building effective Corporate relationships and other support networks. 
  • To develop appropriate key partnerships and target critical relationships that deliver expert personal and career solutions including education, employers, commercial networks and referral bodies.
  • Enable the player to develop skills to effectively manage their commitments within sport and non-sport related matters, establishing a balanced approach between their sporting life and life outside of sport.
  • Proactively working to develop their skills through workshops, training opportunities and 1 to 1 coaching.
  • To accurately report, monitor, evaluate and review player engagement.


  • Educated to Degree level or professional equivalence.
  • Performance Lifestyle or Talented Athlete support Accredited Practitioner desired, although not essential.
  • Experience of the delivery of a personal development support programme for elite level athletes/players at academy and senior level.
  • Able to demonstrate a proven record of relationship and partnership building.
  • Possess knowledge of and skills in career planning, educational systems & processes and assessment techniques.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbally.
  • The ability to present, negotiate and work using non-judgmental & confidential ethics.
  • Good I.T. skills, well organised with the ability to work independently and manage their own time.

Closing Date: Friday 15th January

Please send a CV and covering letter of no more than 300 words to be emailed to Sue Chandler, sue.chandler@etprm.com

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or disability status.