Recruitment & Selection Process
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Our recruitment process is driven by our desire to find the right person for the job. It is designed to identify people who not only have the right mix of skills and experience but who also aspire to our values.
It is the people that make the RFU what it is so we take great care in our team selection. Please see sections below that relate to your skills and experience for how to apply.
Please note we do not accept speculative applications or applications by post.
Interested in working at the RFU?
Twickenham Stadium hosts over 20 events per year. At various points throughout the year, we recruit paid staff for our event day stewarding team and with a capacity for 82,000 spectators; working on a match day at Twickenham is an exciting, vibrant experience. Some of the roles we recruit on a regular basis include Security Stewards, SIA -Licenced Door Supervisors and Customer Service Associates for the Rugby Store. We rely on our casual staff to represent Twickenham to our visitors from across the world and ensure everyone enjoys a wonderful match day experience. If you would like to join our team you will need to have excellent communication skills, have the right to work in the UK, enjoy helping customers and working with colleagues to contribute to the whole event experience.
Recruitment for casual Stewards has finished for February 2013. We will begin recruiting for casual stewards again in September 2013. If you are interested in becoming part of our casual team, please keep an eye on our vacancy page for further details and instructions on how to apply.
We regularly recruit a variety of highly-skilled individuals for a wide range of roles including, but not limited to, Rugby Development (professional and grass roots), Sales, Marketing, HR, Finance, IT, Engineering, Customer Service, Legal and Security Officers. As well as the wide variety of roles available at our headquarters in Twickenham, there is the potential for many exciting opportunities based throughout the country.
Please refer to our vacancies page for a specific advertised vacancy. If you meet the minimum requirements stated in the ad, please apply by sending in a cover letter and your CV via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please clearly state in the subject line of your email which role you are applying for.
The RFU is committed to ensuring that rugby remains a sport for all and operates an equal opportunities policy. To help us monitor this, applicants are also asked to complete and return a RFU Monitoring Form with their application. This information will only be used for monitoring purposes.
Once you have submitted your application for a specific advertised vacancy, you will receive a written acknowledgement and your submission will be assessed against the essential criteria of the job. If your skills and experience closely meet the job requirements, then you can expect to receive an invitation to interview and possible assessment within two weeks of the advertised closing date.
Competition for selection is usually pretty tough, so if you do not hear from us within two weeks of the advertised closing date, then you can assume that you have not made the team this time.
We encourage you to regularly review the vacancies section of our website to apply for any suitable roles that may arise in the future. No matter which area of the business you join you'll find there are plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and develop a rewarding career.
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England Rugby 2015
England Rugby 2015 Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Rugby Football Union, set up as the organising body to deliver Rugby World Cup 2015.
Rugby World Cup is the third biggest global sporting event and is Rugby's showcase tournament held once every four years. The inaugural event was hosted in 1987 and the 2011 edition in New Zealand enjoyed a cumulative broadcast audience of 4 billion and strengthened the financial platform for the on-going development of Rugby worldwide. From September 18 to October 31 2015, twenty nations (four groups of five teams) will compete in more than 48 games, with an expected total attendance of 2.9m spectators. The global TV audience is expected to be in excess of 4.2bn viewers and 400,000+ overseas visitors are expected to travel to England for the tournament.
Working with England Rugby 2015 is an exceptional career opportunity. Recruitment will commence in the coming months; for all current vacancies please refer to www.rfu.com, www.rugbyworldcup.com and www.uksport.gov.uk. For any additional queries please contact opportunities@ER2015.com.