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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.