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Honorary North U20s Divisional Delivery Team Manager


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Job Description

The England U20s programme is seeking to appoint an Honorary Team Manager for the North Division, for which a full job description is below.

The Manager is responsible for ensuring that the RFU’s objectives are achieved at Divisional
level by providing a development programme for players, managers, coaches , selectors and
sports medical staff. The appointed person will attend the Divisional Player Development Forum meetings and National Delivery Team meetings.

The applicant should be generally respected as a person of authority within the game, preferably with a background in Constituent Body/representative rugby. They will demonstrate the organisational and management skills commensurate with such a position, combined with tact and diplomacy.

Applications in writing together with a rugby CV should be sent to Lindsay Piper, Rugby House, Whitton Road, Twickenham, TW2 7BA, or by email to

Closing date for applications is Friday, July 25, 2014.
Interview dates to be notified

For further information, and an informal discussion please contact:
David Ewing - or Allan Secker -


REPORTS TO: Team Manager England Counties U20s National Delivery Team
KEY RELATIONSHIPS: Divisional Management Team, RFU employees, CB U20s representatives
Chairman of Divisional Player Development Forum

Lead the relevant Counties U20s Divisional Delivery Team, comprising of the two Coaches, Chairman of Selectors, Medical Staff to achieve the objectives of the Counties U20s programme within the Division.


  • Ensure the RFU’s objectives for the England Counties U20s are achieved at Divisional level by providing a development programme for players, managers, coaches and sports medical staff outside of the Premiership and Championship
  • Lead and manage relevant Counties U20s Divisional Delivery Team in accordance with its Terms of Reference that guides national, divisional & CB U20s representative rugby provision to identify talented players outside of the elite pathway whilst providing a talent identification process for late-developing players
  • Manage the delivery of the Divisional selection process within the budget provided and in line with the policies laid down by the National Delivery Team
  • Manage the delivery of the U20s Divisional Team and playing programme including match preparation, travel, accommodation and logistics, playing facilities and equipment, medical support, insurance and media liaison
  • Ensure that the coaching and playing squad present themselves as ambassadors for the Rugby Football Union and act within accordance of the core values of the sport
  • Attend the meetings of the National Delivery Team and the Divisional Player Development Forum to assist with the development and delivery of the England Counties U20s programme
  • Facilitate an annual review of the programme and appraisal of staff providing a report to the Team Manager of the National Delivery Team


  • Self motivated, committed, enthusiastic to player development and rugby union
  • Is able to lead and manage people and create a positive working environment for players, management and volunteers
  • Punctual, reliable and personally well organised
  • Ability to communicate with a range of people
  • Management experience of rugby teams at county or divisional levels
  • Commitment to the RFU’s “aspirational” player pathway
  • Sets high standards of personal accountability and responsibility for the players and management team


  • The post holder is accountable to the Team Manager of the National Delivery Team for the successful delivery of the responsibilities as outlined above. The post holder may delegate to the management team, as necessary, any task whilst retaining accountability and responsibility
  • The Post holder is required to serve on and attend the appropriate Divisional Player Development Forum
  • The post holder will work closely with relevant RFU professional staff, Chairmen of Divisional Player Development Forum, Chairmen of Playing of the RFU’s County Constituent Bodies, and the Directors of Rugby (or their equivalent) of clubs playing in National League (Level 3) clubs and below

The term for the position is two years subject to annual review (in the first instance).

Application Deadline

25 July 2014

Closing Date

25 July 2014