RNRU Women - Assistant Director of Rugby

The Royal Navy Rugby Union (RNRU) is seeking a suitably experienced candidate to fill the vacant post of Assistant Director of Rugby for the RNRU Women’s (RNRU (W)) Representative side. This is a voluntary and unremunerated role and the successful candidate would ideally commit for a period of 2-3 years.

The RNRU, as well as being a part of the Royal Navy (RN), is a Constituent Body (CB) of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and a registered charity. It is, therefore, charged with the management, administration and development of the game of Rugby Union within the RN, in accordance with Service regulations and traditions, as well as in compliance with the requirements of the RFU and regulatory framework for charities.

Our Vision is: To be fun, relevant and successful, inspiring players, coaches, officials, volunteers, and spectators to enjoy rugby at all levels from mess deck to international, wherever the RN goes, reflecting all that is best in the Service.

RNRU Strategy
The strategy of the RNRU is founded in the recognition and identification of our many, and varied, stakeholders including (but not limited to): The Naval Service; The Charity Commission; Member Clubs; The Rugby Football Union; Sponsors. The RNRU’s Executive Committee is responsible for day-to-day management of all RNRU activity to deliver this strategy and to provide a broad effort on behalf of those stakeholders. In particular, this has led to a gradual shift of emphasis away from a focus on representative rugby (whilst seeking to maintain our hard-earned reputation for success), with greater investment in promoting participation and enjoyment of rugby across the Naval Service.

RNRU Women - Assistant Director of Rugby

Role overview:

  • Manage all Personnel issues within nominated Representative Team Area.
  • Liaise with external agencies as appropriate to secure nominated Representative Team outputs.
  • Formally approve all financial expenditure made against the RNRU (W) allocated budget. 
  • Represent nominated Representative Team area at routine schedule RNRU Meetings.
  • Maintain outputs of team iaw the RNRU representative playing and development strategy.
  • Ensure nominated Representative Team area delivers iaw the RNRU performance model.
  • In close dialogue with DoR, develop and maintain a 3-year strategy to cover all aspects of respective nominated Representative Team area. 
  • Direct, manage and develop the specific coaching staff within the nominated Representative Team area.
  • Liaise with the RNRU Performance Director for all Strength and Conditioning requirements within the nominated Representative Team area.
  • Oversee all nominated Representative Team Area Selection.

The person:

  • A background and passion for rugby is essential.
  • Able to commit to Navy Rugby, and capable of supporting the RNRU through successful performance of the role of Assistant Director of Rugby.
  • Knowledge of the sporting landscape within the Royal Navy is an advantage as will be an experience of working with or in a sports club, preferably in a rugby environment.
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and oral.
  • Ideally, but not exclusively, a serving member of the RN (including RM) or the RNR/RMR.
  • Personable and able to represent the RNRU in engagement with stakeholders.

The selection process

  • Closing date for applications is Monday 10 Jul 2017.
  • Applications should be made via email (preferred) or in writing to The Secretary, Royal Navy Rugby Union, HMS TEMERAIRE, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2HB. Email address to be used is NAVYNBCD-RNRUSEC@mod.uk.
  • Applications should include sufficient detail to explain an individual’s suitability for the role and how they intend to meet the breadth of tasks outlined above (CVs and covering letters are encouraged).
  • Written applications will be considered by a suitably experienced panel chaired by the Director of Rugby.
  • If required interviews will be held in the forenoon of Friday 14 July 2017, with a decision communicated no later than Friday 21 July 2017. Please indicate on your application if you are unable to attend or foresee potential difficulties in attending on the planned date for interviews.