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Honorary Assistant Team Manager England Counties XV


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Job Description

Honorary Assistant Team Manager
England Counties XV

The England Counties XV is seeking to appoint an Honorary Assistant Team Manager.
The post-holder will become an integral part of the England Counties programme, working with the Team Manager and management team to producing a successful team & programme on and off the field.  The key responsibilities include providing all round support to the playing programme for the England Counties XV, together with promoting National League and County rugby.

The applicant should be generally respected as a person of authority and integrity within the game and have strong background in CB or National League rugby.  They will demonstrate the rugby knowledge, organisational, communication and management skills commensurate with such a position, combined with tact and diplomacy.

Applications should be sent to Linda Fell, Rugby Football Union, Whitton Road Twickenham, TW2 7BA, or by email to 

Closing date for applications is Friday, October 19, 2012.
Interviews will be held at Twickenham on October 29, 2012.

For further information, and an informal discussion please contact
Michael Old, England Counties Team Manager:

The RFU operates a policy of equal opportunity. To help us monitor this, if applying by CV, please complete our monitoring form and attach it with your application. The information you provide will only be used for monitoring purposes.

Role Description

Reports to: Honorary Team Manager, England Counties XV

Key Relationships: England Counties Coaching & Medical Staff; RFU Staff, CB Volunteers, England Counties U20s XV Manager & England Students Manager, CB and National League club managers and coaches, RFU Head of Game Development.

Nature and scope of job: The post-holder will assist the Team Manager in all aspects of the running the England Counties programme and Team. The Assistant Team Manager is responsible for the logistical organisation, pitch-side management at international matches and communication with players and fellow management.

Principle responsibilities:

  • Liaise with transport providers and hotels on a daily basis to ensure the squad’s requirements are fulfilled
  • Ensure that all training facilities and equipment are available and meet the requirements of the coaching staff
  • Ensure all medical equipment and facilities are available and of the required standard set by the medical team
  • Ensure match day venues are prepared to RFU Community Game Board Standards, and that all match preparation equipment is available
  • Take responsibility for pitch-side management at international matches
  • Oversee the distribution (and where appropriate the collecting back) of playing kit on match days
  • Ensure information is disseminated to team management, coaches and players on daily basis
  • Assist the Team Manager to ensure that the management team and playing squad present themselves as ambassadors for the Rugby Football Union, and uphold the core values of the game and adhere to the Code of Conduct
  • Attend the meetings of the England Counties Delivery Team to assist with the development of the England Counties and CB competition
  •  Support the national selection processes
  • Contribute to an annual review of the programme

Knowledge, skills and qualities

  • Committed, enthusiastic to player development and rugby union
  • Punctual, reliable and personally well organised
  • Able to communicate effectively with a range of people (management, hosts and service providers) to ensure delivery of the programme’s objectives
  • Is able to work under direction of the Team Manager and support the needs of the wider Management Team
  • Relevant involvement in rugby teams at county and/or National League levels
  • Sound understanding of the RFU performance pathway for players
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to progress through to the Team Manager role


The post holder is accountable to the England Counties Team Manager for the successful delivery of the responsibilities as outlined above.

The post holder will work closely with relevant RFU professional staff, Chairmen of Playing of the RFU’s County Constituent Bodies, and the Directors of Rugby (or their equivalent) of clubs playing in the English National Leagues.

The term for the position is 2 years subject to annual review

Application Deadline

19 October 2012

Closing Date

19 October 2012