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Applications are invited for the volunteer post of Director of Masters Rugby for the Army Rugby Union.

The successful applicant will be expected to start on 1 Jun 24 following endorsement by the ARU Management Board. It is desirable that the successful applicant completes at least 3 seasons.

Applicants should send their rugby CV by e-mail to Mr Chris Fowke, the Army Rugby Union Chief Operations Officer at

The closing date for applications is 1200hrs 01 Mar 24. Applicants that do not pass the CV sift will be contacted by 15 Mar 24. Applicants that pass the CV sift will be contacted in person by Col Andy Geary OBE, Chair of Representative Rugby and interviews will be arranged as relevant.

Following interview the successful candidate will be notified once the ARU Chair of Representative Rugby has made contact with all those that were unsuccessful.



Candidates must be Regular or Reservists serving in the British Army with at least 3.5 years’ service remaining from 1 Jun 2024. There are no particular qualifications, rank or experience required for this post. Successful applicants must be able to comfortably operate with sponsors and senior officers, have knowledge and enthusiasm for the game at the top end of Army rugby and a passion for the development of the game in the ARU at the strategic level.



This is a prestigious high profile voluntary post working with a very enthusiastic and dedicated Management Team. The time commitment for this post can also be demanding for both work and personal time.




  • The Director of Masters Rugby (DoMR) will have responsibility for management and direction of the Army Rugby Union’s (ARU’s) Masters Rugby team. The DoMR will report to ARU Director of Representative Rugby to whom he or she will be required to provide regular updates on the activities of the team.
  • The DoMR will be required to act in accordance with the direction given by the ARU Management Board and as detailed in the ARU Management Plan and Vision.
  • The DoMR will have delegated financial authority from the ARU Management Board and will ensure that the allocated budget is being managed correctly by the budget manager (normally Asst Director or Team Manager).
  • The DoMR is a member of the Representative Rugby Sub Committee and is an ARU Council member.



  • In conjunction with the Head Coach set the aims of the team in act as a focal point for all management issues pertaining to the ARU Masters team.
  • To provide support to the Masters coaching and management staff.
  • To be responsible for scrutinising the team’s annual budget submissions and to ensure that the submissions are in support of the aims and objectives of the ARU.
  • To present the annual budget submission to the ARU Director of Representative Rugby in accordance with ARU policy detailed by the Director of Finance.
  • To liaise with the ARU Director of Representative Rugby to support the production of the ARU Structured Season (SS). Ensure that all fixtures are included on the SS and the proposed fixtures forwarded to the Chief Operations Officer by early June annually.
  • To manage succession planning and in conjunction with the management staff appoint staffing positions within the team set up. The DoMR will present names for appointment to the ARU Director of Representative Rugby for endorsement.
  • To consult with and take advice from the ARU Director of Representative Rugby and Coaching Coordinator over the requirement for coach succession planning in representative rugby.
  • To actively use the Masters Rugby team in increasing the Community Engagement profile of the Army and ARU; assist in the promotion of the ARU to the rugby community and the wider chain of command and to be a representative of the ARU at matches, events and meetings when required and available.


Additional Tasks

  • Ensuring an appropriate schedule of fixtures for Army Masters in order to prepare them for success in the Inter-Services competition.
  • Ensuring the success of the Inter-Services fixtures, as part of the wider Army vs Navy and Army vs RAF fixture weekends.
  • Encourage Army Masters support for community rugby by current and former players.
  • Submit the business case and plan for entry of the Army Masters into the World Masters Games (or other suitable high profile event) every four years in accordance with the ARU Touring Policy.


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