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Participation Rugby Operations Officer – IRFU

8th August 2016 By Munster Rugby

The IRFU are inviting applications for the position of Participation Rugby Operations Officer. Reporting to the Participation Rugby Operations Manager and the Director of Rugby Development, the successful candidate will deliver and implement all operational plans with Host Venues of IRFU Tag and Touch programmes and to also include IRFU events and matches.

The IRFU are inviting applications for the position of Participation Rugby Operations Officer. Reporting to the Participation Rugby Operations Manager and the Director of Rugby Development, the successful candidate will deliver and implement all operational plans with Host Venues of IRFU Tag and Touch programmes and to also include IRFU events and matches.

This position is being offered on a 15 month full time, fixed-term contract basis and is based in our Dublin office. To apply, please email your CV with a one page covering letter to Eoin Ward, HR Generalist (IRFU) at recruitment@irfu.ie. The closing date is strictly 14:00 on Friday, 19th August 2016.

For a full job description, please see below.

The IRFU is an equal opportunities employer
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PARTICIPATION RUGBY OPERATIONS OFFICER

ROLE AND PURPOSE OF POSITION

To deliver and implement all operational plans with Host Venues of IRFU Tag and Touch programmes and to also include IRFU events and matches

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

Operational: IRFU Participation Rugby Operations Manager

Functional: IRFU Rugby Growth & Participation Manager
IRFU Director of Rugby Development & Club Game

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

IRFU Growth & Participation Rugby Staff
IRFU Referees Department
Provincial Referee Associations
Provincial Development Staff
Team Services

KEY QUALITIES

Essential:

  • Excellent organisational, administration, interpersonal, analytical, presentation, event management and teamwork skills.
  • Previous experience of Tag Rugby and/or Touch Rugby refereeing
  • Working knowledge of Tag & Touch Rugby


Desirable:

  • Recognised degree or Higher National Diploma.
  • A minimum of 2 – 3 year experience in a rugby related environment.


RESPONSIBILITIES

General areas of responsibility include:

  • Co-ordinate the Delivery of operational plans with all IRFU Tag and IRFU Touch Host Venues
  • Liaise with Host Venue part time staff and volunteers to ensure IRFU Participation Rugby targets are agreed and delivered upon
  • Oversee “IRFU Tag” Staff & Referee Uniform collation and distribution
  • Oversee national recruitment and training of “IRFU Tag” Referees
  • Oversee national recruitment and training of “IRFU Touch” Referees in conjunction with IRFU partner – Irish Touch Association (ITA)
  • Oversee referee appointments at all “IRFU Tag” and “IRFU Touch” venues, in conjunction with appointed Venue Managers
  • Design and implement “IRFU Tag” and “IRFU Touch” Code of Conduct and relevant disciplinary policy and procedures
  • Implementation and maintenance of “IRFU Tag” Playing Laws
  • Co-ordinate referees for “IRFU Tag” National Finals competition
  • Establish communication process with each of the IRFU affiliated provinces, particularly Regional Referee Development Officers regarding “IRFU Tag” activities and recruitment
  • To manage and implement procedures at IRFU events and Women’s Rugby World Cup
  • Adhoc duties as requested by your manager


PERFORMANCE MEASURES

  • Maintain effective relationships with various staff within the department and the IRFU.
  • Carry out duties and responsibilities to an effective and efficient standard
  • Establish efficient work practices.
  • Make effective and informed decisions in relation to the role and the department.

Portray a competent and professional image of the IRFU on behalf of the Participation Rugby department.

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