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Specific vacancies within the England Touch organisation are listed below. But if you would like to help out on a more casual basis then just Get In Touch!

The role of the Chair is to provide leadership and direction to the Board, enabling them to fulfil their responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the organisation.

The Chair is elected by Voting Members at the England Touch AGM for a two-year term. Board members can serve a maximum of four two-year terms.

Responsibilities

  • Providing leadership to the Board in understanding and executing their role; 
  • Planning, chairing, and facilitating board meetings to set the agendas and plan the annual cycle of meetings; 
  • Working with the newly appointed CEO and other Executive Board members to ensure that there is a common understanding of the vision, mission, strategic objectives and strategic priorities by the Board, staff, volunteers and other key stakeholders; 
  • Ensuring the flow of information to Non-Executive Directors is effective and appropriate and that decisions that are taken at board meetings are implemented; 
  • Acting as an ambassador, representative or spokesperson for the organisation at appropriate events, meetings or functions; 
  • Acting as the final stage adjudicator for disciplinary and grievance procedures if required. 

Experience

At least two years Board experience, ideally in the sport sector. 

Hours required 

2-3 hours per week. Attend and Chair at least three Board meeting per annum (can be virtual) and the AGM. 

To be considered email your CV and a one-page cover note to David Cope, Governance Director, via governance@englandtouch.org.uk no later than Friday, June 5th.

CLICK HERE for a full role description.

Non-Executive Directors are an essential part of the England Touch management, bringing a wealth of experience from across a range of sectors.

A solid understanding of the sporting landscape in the UK, preferably obtained through working in the industry

Role purpose

  • Act in an advisory capacity by bringing a breadth of business and management knowledge and experience from a professional background for the benefit of the England Touch Association and the sport of Touch 
  • Constructively review, challenge and make creative contribution in the development and implementations of the Association’s strategy 
  • Contribute to building a trusted network of partners, stakeholders and business contacts 
  • Scrutinise executive activity and monitor England Touch Association performance in meeting agreed goals and objectives 
  • Provide an independent view and a broad perspective to the Board’s decision making process 
  • Ensure robust processes are in place and adhered to

Hours required

2-3 hours per week, attend 2-3 board meeting per annum as well as the AGM and strategic planning meeting

CLICK HERE for a full role description

To apply email David Cope, Governance Director, via governance@englandtouch.org.uk by Friday, June 5th

England Touch are seeking Assistant Coaches for our National squads, positions are available for the following teams, with two assistants per team:

Women’s Open
Mixed Open
Women’s 30s
Mixed 30s
Men’s 35s
Men’s 45s

An England National Squad Assistant Coach will:

  • Assist their Head Coach in the training sessions and competitions within the campaign cycle

  • Work in a team alongside the Head Coach, any other Assistant Coaches, Team Operations Manager, Medical Team Personnel and High Performance Personnel

  • Talent Identify (at elite standard domestic competitions tournaments), assist with selection (at Touch Nationals and Final Selection Camps), coach (in accordance with the High Performance Programme) and assist the Head Coach in leading their National Squad in the training sessions and competitions within the campaign cycle

  • Assist the England Touch Association High Performance Team as and when required

Task Description: Assistant Coach

Application form: Download here

Appointments policy: Download here

Closing date: Until all posts filled

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join the High Performance Team, to assist the 11 teams heading to the 2020 European Touch Championships in Nottingham.

We're looking for individuals with:

  • Demonstrable team management experience, delivering within pressurised environments with multiple stakeholders

  • Previous elite sporting team management experience. Touch (at international, or England Nationals or NTS level) is preferable, but other sports would be beneficial

  • Please note that Team Managers are non-playing individuals

Role purpose:

An England National Squad Team Operations Manager will:

  • Be responsible for the organisation and administration of their allocated team from pre-tournament preparation through to post-tournament wrap up meeting
  • Work within a matrix management environment with the England High Performance team (specifically Head of Elite Operations), with a dotted line management to the Head Coach of their respective national team

CLICK HERE for a full role description

CLICK HERE for an application form

We are looking for two individuals to take on these roles, with a purpose, management and duties split as detailed below. All other sections apply generally.

  • These new roles will play a crucial part in the management of all Touch development activities regarding players and coaches in England with a specific focus on:

  • Role 1) Schools, community, universities, prisons work

  • Role 2) Development NTS, Youth and Women’s development

  • The Development Managers will devise the strategy, systems, tools and processes, for a new and strategic approach to the cost-effective delivery of, and support to, community clubs, for the objectives of the wider England Touch strategy

  • To drive the growth, of participation, reach, profile and sustainability of Touch nationally; including its new Leagues franchise and funding strategy

  • Experience of developing and promoting sporting sessions required Experience of managing remote teams of volunteers across regions/nationally required

  • Experience of funding and designing new programmes desirable
The Development Managers will report to the Development Director and will be responsible for a number of other individuals within their team.
CLICK HERE for a full job description.

Regional Leads play an important role in developing Touch across the country, and England Touch is now seeking individuals to fill these positions for 2019.

The areas are:

  • Midlands (Panthers and Tigers)
  • North-East (Raiders)
  • North-West (Blades)
  • South-East (Sharks, Taipans, Renegades, Samurais and combined)
  • South-West (Saxons and Suns combined)
  • West (Wildcats)

The successful candidates will be responsible for:

  • Management of all high performance activities within a region
  • Devise the strategy, systems and tools required to get the best long term performance goals for the region and England touch
  • Drive the growth, reach and profile and elite touch within the region. This includes linking league franchises to the high performance setup
  • Raise and the standard and reduce the inconsistencies across regions

Experience required includes managing remote teams of volunteers across regions/nationally required; and some understanding of building a high performance setup.

CLICK HERE for a full role description.

To apply email gregg@englandtouch.org.uk

England Touch's events have grown rapidly over the past few years, with three National Touch Series for mixed and single gender teams, some of which take place over a number of weekends, in addition to the Touch Nationals, which now takes place over two weekends. Many of these tournaments are now also live streamed, with viewing figures increasing all the time. To help with further growth in the future the Association has created the role of National Events Assistant.

The holder of this role will:

  • Assist the National Events Manager in the preparation and organization of all England Touch affiliated tournaments accommodating all ages and standard of players across the country.
  • Coordinate tournament matters for all ETA events. (attendance not always required)

Experience: ​​Managing events. Project management. An understanding of the current tournament structure would be advantageous.

CLICK HERE for a full job description.

To apply email gregg@englandtouch.org.uk

This new role within England Touch will see the successful candidate work to ensure the correct individuals are identified to attend and represent England Touch at international events. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Continue to develop and implement the referee selection and subsidy eligibility documentation on behalf of England Touch
  • Work closely with the European Federation of Touch (EFT) and Federation of International Touch (FIT) around international events i.e. Euros, JTC, TWC, Permits, YTWC, Club Champs etc
  • Discuss any rule changes etc on the behalf of England Touch, in collaboration with the high level referee community and NRM
  • Work with the England Touch High Performance Team to assess opportunities to support England training camps

Applicants must be a Level 3 qualified (or higher) referee. The candidate will report to the National Referees Manager and Chief Operating Officer (see organisation chart by CLICKING HERE).

CLICK HERE for a full job description.

To apply email secretary@englandtouch.org.uk 

This new role (multiple positions nationwide) will see the successful candidates assist your region in coordinating all referee matters for regional events/leagues and support all England Touch run events (attendance not always required) where possible.

Experience of refereeing at Touch events and understanding of the current tournament structure advantageous, although no referee qualification required.

Regional Referee Coordinators will report to the National Referee Manager and National Referee Manager Assistant, working closely and in conjunction with regional leads and coaches.

CLICK HERE to download a full role description.

CLICK HERE to see the 2019 referee structure.

To apply email secretary@englandtouch.org.uk 

Job purpose:
To provide physiotherapy service and immediate medical management during domestic season for ETA events.

Experience:

Experience assessing, treating and management musculoskeletal treatment and sports-related injuries

Experience working in sport

Qualifications:

Experience in sport or working in MSK environment

Recognised sports first aid/trauma management certificate

Hours required:
Non-regular

Reports to:
Lead Physiotherapist

Locations:
Varied

Contract type:
Fixed term annual review

Salary:
£40/day (during events), travel expenses.

To apply:
Email medical@englandtouch.org.uk with a CV and cover letter detailing your experience

CLICK HERE to see a full role description

We are England Touch

We are the players. We are the supporters, willing us on. We are the medals, waiting to be won. We are the touchdowns, waiting to be scored. We are the men and women of all ages. We are the talent of today. We are the potential for tomorrow. We are one team. We are England Touch