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Surrey Rugby Vacancies - Junior Chair and Junior Age Grade Competition Managers

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Surrey Rugby are recruiting a Chair of Junior Rugby and 3 Age Grade Competition Managers for the 2019-20 Season.  This is your opportunity to shape the Age Grade competition offering for the County.  If you would like to discuss the roles further please speak to Tyrone Lawless on 07730 551081


Surrey Rugby Junior Chair Vacancy

The Junior Chair is in many ways the guardian of the future of Surrey Rugby and oversees the transition of players from Minis through to the senior set up, and plays a major role in ensuring the offering for the junior rugby matches, RFU Regulation 15 and Age Grade Calendar requirements.

You will be responsible for leading Youth Rugby within Surrey, working with Surrey Competition Managers, Club Age Group Managers, Lead Coaches, Youth Players and Parents.

You will work alongside the Chair of Surrey Competitions to ensure the County vision, ethos and strategy is reflected throughout Surrey Junior Rugby.

You will be a member of the Surrey Competitions committee alongside, Minis Chair, Chair of Women & Girls Rugby, Chair of Senior Rugby, and Chair of Innovation and Growth which meets quarterly.

What you will get out of it:

This is a highly respected and valued role within the County and wider community.As Surrey's leader of rugby for 12 - 19 year olds, you'll have a direct hand in results on and off the pitch – it is a demanding role, but incredibly rewarding seeing young players develop and ensuring the County's offering reflects the RFU strategy and needs of our Clubs and Players within Surrey.

You will sit on the Age Grade Calendar committee alongside the Chair of Competitions, Surrey Schools College and University representative, Chairman of Representative Rugby, and a link from the local Academy Partnership.

Ideally, you will need to be:

  • An experienced and effective manager
  • Confident and good at communicating
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Diplomatic and discreet
  • Well-acquainted with the running of the County
  • Well-organised
  • Flexible and adaptable to change.


What you will do:

  • Create and lead a team of people to deliver rugby for 12 - 19 year olds within Surrey Rugby
  • Arrange and chair Junior Committee meetings with the Age Group Competition Managers
  • Ensure effective communication with Age Group Managers on the competition offering.
  • Work with the Surrey Rugby Office to ensure website is up to date and relevant.
  • Contribute to the Competitions end of season report
  • Work alongside Chair of Competitions, Age Group Secretaries and Host Venue Links to coordinate the running and playing of junior rugby tournaments including: Waterfall Cups, Quins Cups, County 7s, Cross Pitch 7s, and County Touch festivals.
  • Make sure players, coaches and parents are familiar with the core values of the game – Ensure those who are new to the game understand that it can be played and enjoyed by people of all shapes and sizes whilst adhering to Regulation 15 requirements.
  • Ensuring effective communication is held between Managers and Age Group Secretaries.
  • Ensure that competition regulations are reviewed and signed off for each season.
  • Communicate with the office on competition structures, draws and results.


Surrey Rugby Junior Age Group Manager Vacancy 2019-20

Surrey Rugby are looking for Age Group Competitions Managers for the following age groups in 2019-2020:

  • Under 12s
  • Under 14s
  • Under 15s


The Role:

The Surrey Age Group Manager is in many ways the key role in Junior rugby as you are vital in the communication of age group specific information to all the Club Managers, Coaches and Fixture Secretaries for each particular age group. This position plays a major role in ensuring the offering for the junior rugby matches regulation 15 and Age Grade Calendar requirements.

You will be responsible for leading the competitions offering for your age group –

You will work with Chair of Junior Competitions to ensure the County vision, ethos and strategy is reflected throughout each age group.

You will be a member of a Sub-Committee of the Surrey Juniors Committee alongside Vice Chairs, other Junior Age Group Managers, A Regulations & Appeals appointed person and any other Co-opted person which meets quarterly.

What you will get out of it:

This is an important role within the Surrey Junior Competition offering.As Surrey's leader of rugby for your age group, you will have a direct hand in results on and off the pitch – it's a demanding role, but incredibly rewarding seeing young players develop and ensuring the County's offering reflects the RFU strategy and needs of our Clubs and Players within Surrey.

You will input on Age Grade Calendar dates of competitions, Code of Practice and RFU Regulation 15 requirements to your age group.

Ideally, you will need to be:

  • An experienced and effective manager
  • Confident and good at communicating
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Diplomatic and discreet
  • Well-acquainted with the running of the County
  • Well-organised
  • Flexible and adaptable to change.
  • Understanding and knowledge of Junior Age Grade Regulations and playing calendar.


What you will do:

  • Manage the communication with club managers & coaches for your appointed age group.
  • Attend Junior Competitions quarterly meetings to input on issues for your age group.
  • Work with the Surrey Rugby Office to ensure the Surrey website is up to date and relevant for your age group.
  • Contribute to the Competitions end of season report for your age group.
  • Work alongside Junior Chair, & Host Venue Links to coordinate the running and playing of junior rugby tournaments including: Waterfall Cups, Quins Cups, County 7s, Cross Pitch 7s, and County Touch festivals.
  • Make sure players, coaches and parents are familiar with the core values of the game – Ensure those who are new to the game understand that it can be played and enjoyed by people of all shapes and sizes whilst adhering to Regulation 15 requirements.
  • Ensure that competition regulations are reviewed and signed off for each season.
  • Communicate with the office on competition structures, draws and results.
  • Help plan your age groups Finals Day with the Host club link.

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All applications for the posts should be sent to jo@surreyrugby.co.uk with a covering letter setting out which role you are applying for, your suitability for that role and a Rugby CV.

Closing date for applications is FRIDAY 28th JUNE 2019

Useful Guidance:

RFU Junior Code of Practice:

https://www.englandrugby.com/mm/Document/General/General/01/33/10/31/codesofpractice_English.pdf

RFU REGULATION 15 – AGE GRADE RUGY

https://www.englandrugby.com/mm/Document/General/General/01/32/72/38/RFURegulation15_English.pdf

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