Ongoing Volunteer Recruitment

The foundation of the Peterborough Pagans Rugby Club is our growing team of dedicated, passionate, and caring volunteers. From on-field staff, to bar/facilities, field maintenance and general event/Club volunteers, we could not be here without you! As the second largest rugby Club in Ontario, serving over 400 members in the Peterborough and surrounding area, we could not be more grateful for your ongoing contributions. 

The Peterborough Pagans Rugby Club offers a range of volunteer opportunities, if you are looking for ways to enhance your resume, receive credit hours for educational programming, or a way to give back to your community, one of our volunteer positions may be right for you. 

Team Coach and On-Field Staff Positions 

The Peterborough Pagans RUFC have a long history of developing grass roots players and preparing them to succeed throughout their rugby career both as a Pagans athlete, and beyond. We have many athletes grow through our pathways from minor, to junior and then senior level programs, and continue their athletic career well beyond our community. Our athletes can be seen competing in overseas amateur rugby, university/college rugby, Provincial rugby, National Team rugby and even professionally; we are proud of all of our Pagans athletes, and understand that coaches are a core factor in developing our athletes to meet their greatest potential. 

The on-field staff from minor to junior level programming at the Peterborough Pagans Rugby Club are all volunteers. Many have played rugby as children and others have recently been introduced to the sport. The club actively encourages and supports anyone who is willing to help a hand as a coach – and with over 400 members, we need it!

Rugby has a unique culture in sport – one steeped in history, built on respect, teamwork and camaraderie. Pagans coaches are committed to the holistic, healthy and supportive development of our players while upholding the core values of the sport – its as much a part of our club’s culture as it is of the sport as a whole.

We have a place for anyone who would like to coach within the club. Many of our parents assistant coach within the mini and junior programs and we always welcome and support those who can offer their time.

If you are interested in volunteer coaching, being a team manager, or getting involved in on-field related volunteering in any capacity, please complete this form. Note, if you are interested in positions for senior level coaching, please look to the next section as these are paid opportunities. 

How much rugby coaching experience do I need?

We have roles for everyone, whether you’re an experienced player or coach, or completely new to the game. Coaching at the minis level is a great way to get into coaching at the club, no prior experience necessary.

Some additional coaching training requirements/recommendations can be found here

I don’t have a lot of time, can I still coach?

Even a small contribution is valuable. Our coaches have busy professional and personal lives and can’t always make practices or matches – in all our programs/ages we encourage and enough coaching depth that we have other coaches available if you can’t make it. Many parents are actively involved as coaches in the mini and junior programs – it’s a great way to enjoy your child’s participation.

How much of a time commitment do I need to make?

The programs are well developed and do not require a great deal of preparation time. Most Head Coaches have a significant amount of coaching and playing experience and will plan and lead the sessions, so not a lot of prep time is required from the assistant coaches.

I see there is a fee to register as a coach on Sportlomo, will I be reimbursed?

Yes! Peterborough Pagans RUFC will reimburse the fee required on Sportlomo to register as a club coach. Additionally, if you are a player in the club, and also coaching one of our programs, we will reimburse the Club portion of your registration fee. All reimbursements will be provided at the end of each season. 

If you have any additional questions regarding volunteering within our on-field staff category, please reach out to our Director of Rugby at

Vacancies for Paid Positions


Job Title:  Assistant Coach – Pagans Senior Women 
Job Type:  Casual, Volunteer, Evenings/Weekends 
Length of Position: Minimum of 1 season (April 2023 – August 2023) 
Job Description: Who we are: 

Peterborough Rugby is an inclusive club that aims to offer and promote rugby in Peterborough and surrounding areas through junior and senior programming. Our club is home to more than 400 members that play, coach and referee out of our exceptional Nicholls Oval facility. 

Our Women’s team won the 2022 Intermediate Cup, to gain entry into the premier women’s competition in Canada, the Ontario Women’s League (OWL).. This season will be the first time that Peterborough RFC competes at the highest level for women, and we hope that you help us create a culture that promotes success and participation.

As an Assistant Coach with the program, you will be responsible for supporting the Head Coach in developing and maintaining a high-performance sport environment that strives to create an unparalleled community experience that is conducive to team and individual success, participation, and personal growth.

In addition to coaching duties, you will play an important role in supporting the holistic development of the athletes that make up the program (e.g. employment, planning, time management, wellness).

Qualification Requirements:

  • A combination of coaching and/or playing experience (3+ years) within club, university, provincial, national, academy and/or professional high-performance sport environment(s).
  • Fully Certified NCCP Competition-Introduction/World Rugby Level 1 or equivalent preferred   
  • Satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening required.
  • Valid Province of Ontario Class G driver’s license or equivalent is preferred

Skill Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience with game analysis programs, software and equipment is desirable
  • Strong organizational, time management, and planning skills. The ability to work independently, problem solve, and effectively set workload priorities
  • Demonstrate strong leadership and team building skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills; instructional, coaching/facilitation, and motivating skills; influencing and team building skills, including flexible and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to exercise discretion, good judgment, and solid decision-making.
  • An understanding of post-secondary and additional high performance pathways for women in sport. 
  • Proficiency in computer software applications, including all Microsoft programs.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment 

Consideration will be given for the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Attending meetings as required with Team Coordinators, as well as the Director of Rugby and other Executive Members of Peterborough Rugby. 
  • Develop and facilitate coaching activities both independently and in a team environment as required. 
  • Engage in effective conflict resolution as required 
  • Work closely with Athletic Therapists as required to ensure Return to Play procedures after athlete injury are followed during training and game days. 
  • Work within the established incident reporting system with the Club President, Director of Rugby and team coordinators. 
  • Work within the established policies and procedures to work through any identified player welfare concerns. 
  • Participate in organization-wide events across various age groups as required.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying to this position, or require accommodation throughout the application process, please reach out and submit an expression of interest to our Director of Rugby at

The Club invites applications from all qualified individuals. Peterborough Rugby Union Football Club is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. The Club provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs.


Job Title:  Bar Manager – Clubhouse and Facilities
Job Type:  Part-Time, Casual, Evenings/Weekends 
Length of Position: Minimum of 1 season (April 2023 – August 2023) 
Job Description: The Part-Time Bar Manager at the Peterborough Rugby Club is responsible for ensuring the efficient and effective operation of the club’s bar and beverage service. This role is pivotal in creating a welcoming and enjoyable atmosphere for club members, supporters, and visitors. The Bar Manager will play a crucial part in contributing to the overall success of the club.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Beverage Management:
    • Oversee the selection and procurement of beverages, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and snacks.
    • Maintain inventory and control costs by monitoring stock levels and implementing stock rotation strategies.
    • Ensure responsible alcohol service and compliance with local liquor laws.
  2. Staff Management:
    • Recruit, train, and manage bar staff, including bartenders and servers as needed.
    • Develop staff schedules and ensure adequate coverage for club events, games, and special occasions.
    • Provide leadership and support for the bar team, fostering a positive working environment.
  3. Customer Service:
    • Maintain a high standard of customer service, ensuring members and guests have a positive experience.
    • Design and implement regular and consistent feedback processes for staff, club members, and customers.
  4. Financial Management:
    • Monitor and manage the bar’s financial performance, including budgeting, pricing, and cost control.
    • Prepare regular financial reports and recommend strategies for maximizing revenue and profitability.
  5. Event Support:
    • Assist in planning and executing special club events, functions, and matchdays that involve the bar.
    • Collaborate with the club management to ensure that the bar service aligns with the needs of various events.
  6. Health and Safety:
    • Implement and enforce health and safety guidelines, including food and beverage handling practices.
    • Maintain cleanliness and organization in the bar area, including compliance with sanitation standards.


  • Previous experience in bar management or a similar role is preferred.
  • Club membership, and/or a love of rugby is a plus!
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to foster strong community relationships.
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking abilities, and initiative to work independently.
  • Understanding of relevant local liquor laws and regulations, and/or the ability to learn.

Working Conditions:

Please recognize this is a part-time/casual role, and is compensated as such.  Strong boundaries to work within the scope of the position and the limitations of compensation are a must to prevent burnout.  While the Bar Manager may take part in all of the responsibilities listed above, they will work closely with the Clubhouse Director and be supported by the Clubhouse & Facilities Committee to complete tasks.

The Bar Manager will be expected to work evenings and weekends, particularly during rugby matches, club events, and club rentals as needed year-round.

The Bar Manager’s time will largely involve scheduling bar staff for club events and rentals, and working the bar themselves when staff are unavailable.  Communication via email for this purpose, in addition to arranging beer deliveries and rental/event planning is needed weekly. In addition, regular (monthly/quarterly) trips to the store to bring in required stock.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should contact Erin Burke at no later than December 1st, 2023. 

The Peterborough Rugby Club is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds and experiences.

The Club invites applications from all qualified individuals. Peterborough Rugby Union Football Club is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. The Club provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs.

Executive and Sub-Committee Vacancies

Peterborough Rugby Union Football Club is a Not-for-Profit organization that is run by a Board of Executives, which is supported by various sub-committees to ensure we are able to seamlessly bring rugby to the Peterborough and surrounding area. 

If you are interested in being a part of our Executive, or volunteering on a sub-committee, please see our vacancies below: