RFA recruiting Rugby Fives Development Officer


RFA Development Officer

Interviews in London, 25/26th April

The RFA is looking to employ a Development Officer who can help to promote the game all over the country. The primary aims of the role – which is being advertised here and on LinkedIn – are to get more people playing Rugby Fives and to get more money coming into the Rugby Fives Association.

Working with a wide range of partners, including the RFA board and existing clubs, as well as newly established contacts, the officer will be expected to:

1. Publicise and promote Rugby Fives.
2. Encourage more people, especially the young, to play the game.
3. Help the RFA raise money to support the development of the game and in particular to fund the building of new courts.

The RFA is looking to employ an experienced sports development professional on a two-year contract. And, while the role is part-time and based at home, it will take between two and three days a week (possibly out of hours), and the officer will be expected to travel all over the country.

Travel time is not included in the hours of work, but expenses will be reimbursed, and the officer will report to a Board member as their line manager.

The successful applicant will be able to work with a wide range of partners, be equally happy to work collaboratively within a team and independently, be proactive in building partnerships and able to make decisions quickly.

IT literacy is essential, as are enthusiasm and communication skills, and the officer will have to make use of social media. However, while PR skills are desirable, they are not essential.

The salary will be between £10,000 and £18,000, depending on the time commitment and experience. Initially, the contract will be for a two-year period, but that could be extended if the officer can raise funds to continue the role.

You can see the full job description by clicking on the link below, and if you’re interested in applying for the role – or just learning more about it – all the relevant details can be found on the job advert, which you can view by clicking on the link below.

Applications must be received by 9am on Wednesday April 18, and interviews will take place in London on April 25 and 26.

RFA Development Officer – relevant documents:

Job Description [Opens in separate window]

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