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ER2015 Communications and Marketing Director


Start Date

Early 2013

Job Description

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) will host Rugby World Cup 2015 in England and has established ‘England Rugby 2015 Limited’ (ER 2015) as a wholly owned subsidiary company with its own Board of Directors to act as the organising entity for the Tournament. The company is led by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with the overall aim of delivering the ‘best ever’ Rugby World Cup.

ER 2015 is now looking for an exceptional, highly experienced Communications and Marketing Director who can lead our communication and marketing strategy and implement a comprehensive plan that captures the vision and values of the Rugby World Cup. This fantastic role reports directly to the CEO.

This is a pivotal role within the organisation and part of the senior leadership team. It will involve working closely with a wide range of stakeholders including, but not limited to, Rugby World Cup Limited, the International Rugby Board and the Rugby Football Union.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of successfully developing and delivering complex communications and marketing strategies in a high profile environment. You will have the credibility and relationship building skills to command respect at all levels, both internally and externally, and will already have significant experience of developing successful partnerships at the highest level. These will include the national media, broadcast and marketing and PR agencies. 

You will develop a dynamic and inspirational visual strategy for the brand and will ensure its execution is coherent and appropriately executed for all key audiences. This will include working with all key delivery partners and making the most of the opportunities provided by new media.

You will be an experienced leader, ideally already proven in a large scale world class rugby or sporting event. Certainly a passion and empathy for the game of rugby would be preferred.

The role will commence in early 2013, based in Twickenham, and will last until at least November 2015.

Please submit applications to, quoting reference SPC/41872.

Application Deadline

14 December 2012

Closing Date

14 December 2012