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Job: VACANCY FOR THE ARMY RUGBY UNION TEAM MANAGER TO THE ARMY SENIOR XV

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VACANCY FOR THE ARMY RUGBY UNION TEAM MANAGER TO THE ARMY SENIOR XV

Job Information

General

  • Applications are invited for the post of Team Manager to the Army Senior XV.
  • The successful applicant will be expected to start on the 2 October 2017 and it is desirable that the successful applicant completes at least 2 seasons, which ends after the 2019 IDRC competition in Japan.
  • Applicants should send their rugby CV by e-mail to Chris Fowke ARU Chief Operations Officer & Secretary –
  • The closing date for applications is 1200 hrs Fri 1 Sep 17. Applicants that don’t pass the CV sift will be contacted by e mail by Mon 11 Sep 17. Applicants that pass the CV sift will be invited to an interview week commencing 2nd Oct 17 (location and times tbc). The interview will also seek evidence of managerial and administrative competencies.
  • he selection panel is provisionally planned to consist of Colonel Adam Griffiths (Director of Senior Rugby (DoSR), Captain Andy Sanger (Head Coach Senior XV) and Chris Fowke (ARU COO & Secretary).
  • The successful candidate will be notified after all the interviews have taken place. Unsuccessful candidates at interview will be informed after all the interviews have taken place also.

QUALIFICATION, RANK AND EXPERIENCE CRITERIA

The Applicants should have a good knowledge of Rugby Union and must be able to demonstrate the organisational and management skills commensurate with such a position, combined with tact and diplomacy (the individual will be dealing with all ranks including Commanding Officers of players and Senior Officers). There are no mandated qualifications for this appointment, however competencies required for this job are as follows:

  • Familiar with JSP 101 and military staff duties.
  • Relevant Sports JSPs and AGAIs regarding T & S.
  • Be computer literate (ECDL is desirable but not essential)
  • Possess knowledge of accounting methods in both Service Funds and Equipment Care.
  • Must be serving in the British Army (Regular or Reserve) with at least 30 months service remaining from 1 Oct 17.

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR REPRESENTATIVE TEAM

Role

The Representative Team managers (1st XV, A XV, Women, Academy and Sevens) will be responsible for all aspects of administration of their respective teams. They will be responsible for all communication with players with regard to availability and selection (subject to the policy laid down). The Team Managers, in conjunction with the Coaching staff, will produce a costed plan for the season. Once the plan is endorsed and budgeted by the ARU Management Board the Team managers will be responsible for managing said budget.

Responsibilities

In this respect the ARU 1st Team manager will act as primus inter pares to other Team Managers within the ARU. Team Managers responsibilities include:

  • Manage & administer the Senior ARU Team to the best of their skill and ability
  • Manage all off-field matters.
  • Manage & administer the coaching programme throughout the season.
  • Manage a fitness and development programme for their respective Squad in conjunction with the Conditioning Coach prior to the commencement of and during the Season for each year during the Term.
  • Manage the ARU Team to standards designed to ensure that the Team and each member thereof plays to its full potential and is well-organised and disciplined both and off the field.
  • Identify talent and potential for the Senior ARU Team Squad members throughout the Season in each calendar year during the Term through observing Rugby matches and liaising with age grade coaching.
  • Attend such seminars and briefing sessions as may be arranged or organised by ARU from time to time.
  • The ARU Team Manager and his other coaching/management staff will submit to regular/periodic coaching/management mentoring and appraisal programme conducted by appropriately professional and appropriately qualified staff.
  • Produce a fully costed Activity Plan for the season.
  • Ensure on and off field disciplinary issues are dealt with in accordance with ARU Disciplinary policy.

COMMITMENT

This prestigious position and contact with senior personalities in the Army must not be underestimated (although the Senior XV Head Coach and DoSR are available to assist if required). Consequently, the time commitment for this post is demanding for both work and personal time. You will also be required to do out of hours and weekend work. The dates of the 2018 fixtures and the annual training camp (planned for Portugal in 2018) are available from the ARU Office. You will need to confirm in writing to honour the time commitment. You will also need to provide to the DoSR written agreement from your Chain of Command, after CV sift and prior to interview. DoSR will be discussing the commitment to this post with candidates Chain of Command. This post is unpaid although reasonable travel and subsistence costs will be met.

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