Tue 16 Mar 2021 19:29

Chair

Purpose:

To provide vision, leadership and business planning to help develop all aspects of the club, from playing and team development to running the business and fundraising Ensuring that support for succession planning is in place, for the benefit of all.

Key aspects of the role

  1. Arrange and lead club meetings Arrange and chair Management Committee meetings, Emergency Committee Meetings, Sub-Committee meetings concerning club policies and Special/Annual General Meetings and working with the Honorary Secretary prepare the Annual General Report from these meetings.
  2. Implement policies and strategies Use the latest legislation to ensure health, safety and welfare policies are implemented. Lead the creation of your club development and business plans.
  3. Ensure club representation Make sure the club is represented at the RFU AGM and local Constituent Body (CB) meetings.

Is this role for you? If you are a charismatic and inspiring leader with experience in effective management and business administration, strong communication skills, and a diplomatic and discreet manner, you could hold the most prestigious, highly respected and incredibly rewarding position within the club, ensuring that the club reaches its full potential.  

Ideally a member of the club familiar with the way we work, with a passion to lead the club forward.  This role is an "Club Officer" and appointment is subject to a vote of approval at the next AGM.

If you are interested in this role or require further details, please email the Hon. Secretary at secretary@sheppeyrfc.co.uk


Fixtures Secretary

Purpose

To take responsibility for organizing league, cup and friendly matches for all of the adult teams at the cblub and ensuring the fixtures provide the right standard of rugby, reflecting the needs of your club.

Key aspects of the role

  1. Coordination of fixtures Propose a fixture list for all teams, reflecting the ambitions of the club, confirming the list in writing by June of each season. Coordination of a group of volunteers to arrange manage fixtures, if applicable.
  2. Ensure information is distributed to relevant parties Ensure that the relevant lists are supplied to the RFU, Referees Ssocieties and other relevant agencies, confirming the fixtures with opponents at least two weeks before the game and that they are provided with kick-off times, directions to the ground and, if applicable, complimentary match tickets.
  3. Dealing with any unexpected problems that arise Deal with match cancellations and finding new fixtures; handle any fixture queries throughout the season. Is this role for you?

If you are enthusiastic, patient, well organized and conscientious, with a familiarity with the club and its vision and strong communication skills, you could be the source of all knowledge about upcoming matches, keeping the season alive and on schedule.  Ideally would also join the Committee (though not essential) to enable smooth communication flow.

If you are interested in this role or require further details, please email the Hon. Secretary at secretary@sheppeyrfc.co.uk


Club Referee Coordinator

Purpose

To ensure each team has at least one qualified referee and to grow and develop new referees, ensuring they have the support they need to succeed.

Key aspects of the role

  1. Lead on referee recruitment and development Identify, recruit and develop referees ensuring sufficient and appropriate refereeing staff are assigned to each team, including illness cover, and establish the needs of club referees signposting them to relevant courses and continuing personal development.
  2. Act as point of contact Act as a point of contact for the RFU, Constituent Bodies and club referees, ensuring that all referees’ details and qualifications are registered and updated on the RFU Game Management System annually. 3
  3. Implement a referee development plan Design and lead the implementation of a suitable club referee development plan for all sections of the club, understand and publicise the RFU refereeing courses and local refereeing events and encourage the sharing and spread of best practice between referees at different levels.
  4. Working in conjunction with the DOR and the Fixtures Secretary ensure that referees are booked in plenty of time for home fixtures.
  5. Greet visiting refeerees and ensure that they are familiar with the club and any emergency procedures.  Liaise with bar/food team to make sure that referees receive food and drink as required.

Is this role for you? If you are a player or ex-player who can recognise good refereeing skills and have an approachable and encouraging manner with strong communication and organizational skills, you could hold a position where you could directly influence the success and standard of rugby at all levels of the club. 

If you are interested in this role or require further details, please email the Hon. Secretary at secretary@sheppeyrfc.co.uk


Lead Safeguarding Officer

Purpose

To provide leadership in safeguarding children within the club, maintaining a supportive and positive environment in which children can play rugby safely and ensuring that members understand the RFU Codes of Conduct and Core Values.

Key aspects of the role

  1. Develop and implement safeguarding policies and procedures In conjunction with RFU guidance, develop safeguarding policies and procedures and arrange a training programme for club personnel working with young people, ensuring that a system of DBS checks are in place for anyone working with young people. Ensure that all parents of new mini and youth players receive and sign the relevant club policies and procedures. Ensure that any new information concerning the safeguarding of children is distributed.
  2. Be aware of club and member specific information Be aware of individual children’s special educational or medical needs and the need to inform appropriate club age-group coaches and/or managers; verify and confirm club accreditation information.
  3. Ensure prompt and accurate reporting Ensure that all safeguarding issues and incidents are reported promptly, liaising with local statutory agencies when necessary and ensure that first aid arrangements comply with RFU policies.

Is this role for you?  If you have a background in child protection from any of the statutory agencies with the ability to be objective, approachable and empathetic, a strong attention to detail and a dedication to the cause of safeguarding young people under 18 years old, you could hold a highly respected and very important role that reports directly to the Club Executive Committee.

If you are interested in this role or require further details, please email the Hon. Secretary at secretary@sheppeyrfc.co.uk


Health & Safety Officer

Purpose

To make sure your club is a safe place for all members and visitors.

Key aspects of the role

  1. Implement Health & Safety policy Prepare and annually review the club’s Health & Safety policy. Ensuring the policy is enacted.
  2. Lead on Health & Safety Provide guidance for club events, identify Health & Safety training needs and ensure they are met. Manage contacts with external agencies where required. 
  3. Carryout Risk Assessments and put solutions in place Ensure risk assessments are carried out and reasonable solutions put in place to ensure the safety of members and visitors. Utilise the RFU Online Risk Assessment Tool to help assess the risks within your premises - http://englandrugbyinsurance.co.uk/risk-assessment-tool

Is this the role for you? If you are well-informed on health and safety issues, able to assess where hazards may occur and take appropriate action to prevent or mitigate them, this could be the role for you.

If you are interested in this role or require further details, please email the Hon. Secretary at secretary@sheppeyrfc.co.uk


Committee Member

Purpose

To join the club committee helping to shape the future direction of the club and to assist in the governance of the club.

Key aspects of the role

  1. Attend main committee meetings and possibly join the Financial or Bar/Social Committee.
  2. Assist with the setting up and management of events as required.

Is this role for you?  If you enjoy our club and want to help ensure the continued existence and success then this is the role for you..

If you are interested in this role or require further details, please email the Hon. Secretary at secretary@sheppeyrfc.co.uk

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