RFU Rugby Development Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2012 RFU reorganisation of the regional support personnel took effect on the 1st October 2012. The personnel holding these roles can by found in the left hand menu; Berks, RDT and LIA.

The following job descriptions define their roles:

Click here for Area Manager

The Area Manager will provide strong leadership, direction and line management to a locally based development team. They will ensure that the diverse team works collaboratively to strengthen our clubs and be accountable for the delivery of local plans, targets and work programmes. The role holder will be the prime interface with Constituent Bodies providing support to them in the creation and implementation of robust development plans. development needs. 

  •  Build strong external relationships with relevant sporting bodies and local partners that can help strengthen rugby clubs and assist the growth of the game
  • Build strong relationships with constituent bodies to help strengthen rugby clubs and assist the growth of the game
  • Ensure strong partnerships and working practices are in place with government agencies including Sport England, County Sports Partnerships and Local Authorities
  • Ensure funding is available to support Constituent Bodies programmes and the delivery of the on-going service to our member clubs. 

Click here for Player Development Manager

The Player Development Manager will establish a developmental pathway and competition framework for players aged 6-14 that improves core skills and understanding of the game, retaining their involvement in the rugby union. They will provide innovative playing opportunities for players linked to the World Cup 2015 Legacy programme that maximises retention levels for players. 

  • Manage the initial talent identification programme to ensure players are retained within the community game
  • Proactively engage with external bodies and networks to identify player development opportunities 
  • Lead on the development and implementation of player training programmes and resources

Click here for Area Facilities Manager

The Area Facilities Manager will implement the Rugby Football Union’s (RFU), Rugby Football Foundation’s (RFF) and Sport England investment programmes in line with RFU and Sport England ‘best practice’ and the Memorandum of Agreement at a local level. They will work directly with the Constituent Bodies (CB’s), Rugby Development staff and clubs to identify and prioritise investment needs across the area to ensure support is prioritised correctly and efficiently targeted. They will play a key role in the co-ordination and execution of projects and processes from resource deployment to technical and financial support. 

  • Create and develop partnerships with regional and local agencies to promote the development and improvement of rugby union facilities
  • Provide guidance and support to Constituent Bodies (CB), area delivery staff and clubs with regards to facility planning and development
  • Deploy central resources to meet locally prioritised need in line with the National Facilities Strategy and through associated investment strategies that provide cost effective and high quality facility improvements
  • Augment these funding streams by targeting available revenue and capital investment opportunities at area and local levels. 

Click here for Area Training Manager

The Area Training Manager will lead on the development of a mid-term strategy to recruit, retain and develop match officials, medics and coaches for the region. They will develop and implement a regional plan to train and deploy a high quality workforce to deliver match official, coaching and medical training, qualifications and support programmes. 

  • Work with the area clubs to identify training needs and ensure they are met 
  • Review training programmes to ensure they are relevant for local delivery teams 
  • Oversee regional budgets for training programmes ensuring they are cost effective and accessible to participants. 

Click here for Area Training Officer

The Area Training Officer will manage the delivery of the match official, coaching and medical training, qualifications and support programmes to meet the needs of local delivery teams, Constituent Bodies (CBs), referee societies / organisations and coaching sub-committees. 

  • Provide first line of contact for training support in local clubs, schools, colleges and universities
  • Develop, provide and deliver training solutions and programmes.  

Click here for Rugby Development Officer

The Rugby Development Officer will provide high quality local development support to a number of the Rugby Football Union’s (RFU) member clubs, to strengthen the capacity, membership and performance of these clubs. They will build strong and effective relationships with club volunteers, constituent bodies and develop strong external relationships that you will use to support the growth and development of the club, improving the quality of experience for existing players and members whilst developing and implementing local strategies to grow the game. 

  • Support clubs to sustain players aged 14-24, and develop regular opportunities for women and girls to play the game
  • Assist clubs to grow their operations to enable all variants of the game to be played and to strengthen social membership
  • Manage the Community Rugby Coaches to assist in this work and work collaboratively with other RFU staff, regionally and nationally, to ensure effective and co-ordinated local delivery of Rugby. 

Click here for Community Rugby Coach

A CRC will contribute to the growth of the game by undertaking targeted coaching in schools, colleges, universities and other community settings, introducing all variants of the game to new players and supporting their transition into clubs and other regular activity. 

A CRC will play an active role in supporting teachers and others in increasing their knowledge of, and confidence to deliver, the game. Building strong relationships with local rugby clubs you will help to strengthen their capacity and performance through the delivery of high quality coaching with targeted groups of players, through the provision of mentoring/support to voluntary club coaches and by identifying and training potential coaches. 

A CRC will need a particular focus on work with 14-24 year old existing and new players and on working with women and girls to develop their engagement with the game. 

Relationships: Rugby Clubs, Constituent Bodies (CBs), Schools, Colleges, Universities, Touch Rugby operators. 

Click here for University Rugby Development Officer

The University Rugby Development Officer will provide expert local development support to a number of universities in a defined geographic area linking them to the community club network. They will take the overall lead in helping to strengthen the capacity, membership and performance of these universities build strong and effective relationships with university staff, students and constituent body student representatives as well as strong external relationships. 

  • Build collaborative relationships that will support the growth and development of university rugby, improving the quality of experience to focus on retention of existing players and members whilst developing and implementing strategies to grow the game in universities
  • Support universities to sustain players during the 18-24 age period, in developing regular opportunities for women and girls to play the game and in assisting universities to grow their operations to enable all variants of the game to be played and to strengthen social membership
  • Work collaboratively with other RFU staff, regionally and nationally, to ensure effective and co-ordinated local delivery of Rugby.

Click here for Womens Rugby Development Officer.

The Womens RDO will provide expert local development support to the Delivery team and where needed specific women’s teams and programmes in a defined geographic area linking them to the community club network.  They will take the overall lead in helping to strengthen the capacity, membership and performance of these women’s teams with in their clubs.

  • Build strong and effective relationships with club volunteers, Rugby Development officers and constituent body representatives as well as strong external relationships to support the growth and development of women’s rugby, improving the quality of experience to focus on retention of existing players and members whilst developing and implementing strategies to grow the game
  • Develop regular opportunities for women and girls to play the game across the various educational institutions and club environments
  • Support women’s teams and clubs to recruit and sustain players during the 16-24 age period
  • Work collaboratively with other RFU staff, regionally and nationally, to ensure effective and co-ordinated local delivery of Rugby to women and girls.

Berkshire RFU

Senior


RSS Facebook Twitter Linkedin RFU