The Rugby Manager is responsible for managing all services and functions required to support the administration and operation of the Playing Department.
• FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
0 Planning and management of the Playing Department budget
0 Salary Cap submission
0 Control of playing support expenditures, including expenses
0 Preparation of monthly reports for the Board
• TEAM AFFAIRS
0 Sourcing and identifying most appropriate methods of travel/accommodation
0 Oversee all 1st XV travel, including matchdays and training camps
0 Accompany 1st XV to all matches/camps
0 Full and detailed knowledge of all competition and tournament protocol, including playing regulations, discipline and anti-doping
0 Manage kit supplier relationship and allocation
• PLAYER RECRUITMENT
0 Liaison/negotiation with agents upon instruction of Director of Rugby
0 Contract fulfillment
0 Visa/work permit applications
• CLUB REPRESENTATION
0 Represent Gloucester Rugby on various groups, including with PRL, RFU and ERC
0 Deputise as appropriate for Director of Rugby at various meetings
0 Full understanding of relevant regulations
• EMPLOYMENT/STAFF MANAGEMENT
0 Line manager to support staff in Playing Department
0 Co-ordination and integration of fitness/medical/analysis/academy and coaching
0 Full responsibility for all personnel issues
0 Player issue management
0 Responsible for ensuring players/staff comply with discipline standards
0 Administering appropriate disciplinary procedures, both internal and with RFU
Job Title: Rugby Manager
Department: Playing Department
Reports to: Director of Rugby
0 Educated to degree level.
0 Personal circumstances must allow the candidate to work extended hours during times of peak activity, particularly throughout the English rugby season.
0 Must be able and prepared to travel extensively, both within the UK and abroad, and have a valid UK driving licence.
SKILLS & PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
0 Must have a good knowledge of the structure and operation of Rugby Union in England.
0 Must be highly effective in administrative planning, logistical support, and strategy implementation and development.
0 Will be an effective communicator.
0 Will have controlled significant sized financial budgets and have an astute financial awareness.
0 Must demonstrate a "can do" proactive attitude and be able to provide solutions to problems or issues.
0 Must be a skilful and diplomatic negotiator.
0 Will be a good team player, able to develop effective working relationships with peers, players and a wide number of external agencies.
0 Must demonstrate a thorough approach to work, and able to organise him/herself and others effectively.
0 Must have excellent word processing skills and be competent in the use of Microsoft Office applications - Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
0 Must demonstrate the highest professional standards of operation and service.
0 Must be adaptable and very reliable, sufficient flexibility and willingness to take on roles outside his/her normal functional responsibility when required.
0 Must have the stamina and perseverance to cope with heavy workloads.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a covering letter and CV (including details of your current salary) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: Friday 11th July 2008
Interviews: Week commencing 21st July 2008