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Vacancies

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!

Management

The role of the Chair is to provide leadership and direction to the Board, enabling them to fulfil the responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the organisation. You will represent the sport and the governing body both nationally and internationally and help to drive the ETA’s ambition to be a sport for all.

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 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.
  • The character to act as an ambassador and champion for the sport of Touch
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • A proven track record of execution of strategy at a senior level
  • Knowledge and experience of internal and external affairs
  • Experience of Touch Rugby is not essential.

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 cover note to Chris Simon via chris.simon@englandtouch.org.uk no later than close of business on Sunday, July 3rd, 2022.

CLICK HERE for a full role description.

Non-Executive Directors act in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors and Executive Management team by bringing a breadth of business and management knowledge and experience for the benefit of the ETA and the sport of Touch.

Key responsibilities

  • Contribute to the Board in understanding and executing their role;
  • Attending and contributing to board meetings throughout the year;
  • Working with the appointed CEO and other Executive Board members to advise on the delivery of the ETAs vision, mission, strategic objectives and strategic priorities;
  • Acting as an ambassador, representative or spokesperson for the organisation at appropriate events, meetings or functions;
  • Constructively review, challenge and make creative contribution in the development and implementations of the Association’s strategy;
  • Scrutinise executive activity and monitor the ETA’s performance in meeting agreed goals and objectives;
  • Ensure robust processes are in place and adhered to.

Experience

  • At least two years Board or Senior Management experience, ideally in the sport sector.
  • The character to act as an ambassador and champion for the sport of Touch
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • A proven track record of execution of strategy at a senior level
  • Knowledge, or experience of how a National Governing Body works
  • Some background in one or more of: funding, PR/Comms, internal and external affairs, technology/software

Experience of Touch Rugby is not essential.

CLICK HERE to download a full role description.

To be considered email your CV and a cover note to Chris Simon via chris.simon@englandtouch.org.uk no later than close of business on Friday, February 25th, 2022.

To help lead the realisation of England Touch's 2020s Vision, the Association is expanding its paid workforce with a new General Manager.

The General Manager will be responsible for delivery in the core operational areas of England Touch, with an initial focus on our membership, events, courses and wider organisational administration. The successful candidate will work closely across other areas of the organisation, including governance, finance and workforce.

Key responsibilities

The key responsibilities include:

  • Lead on membership relations, retention and engagement plans, ensuring positive relationships with our member clubs, leagues, regions and other entities.
  • Development of our membership package, to one that is less based on a transactional offer of events and insurance. Seek to add value through coaching and refereeing development, marketing, regional development, facility, governance, safeguarding and other support.
  • Lead on our domestic events planning, delivery and development, working closely with our Events Manager to provide playing opportunities for all Touch players.
  • Lead on the planning, delivery and development of our on-line and in-person courses and CPD programme, working closely with our Courses Manager.
  • Delivery of budgeted incomes and costs for membership, domestic events and courses.
  • Work closely with others across the organisation fostering a positive culture and collaborative working environment.
  • Ensure effective internal controls and policies across all relevant operational areas, working with the Executive as required.
  • Manage and report on relevant components of the budget, working with the Finance team as required.

This is a hands-on and all encompassing role that includes planning, delivery and review.

The full job specification for the General Manager can be found BY CLICKING HERE.

To apply for this position, please send a covering letter and CV to chris.simon@englandtouch.org.uk.

The closing date is midnight on Sunday, May 29th, 2022. Interviews will be conducted in w/c June 13th, 2022.

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 chris.simon@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 weekend, expenses paid

Reports to:
Lead Physiotherapist

Locations:
Varied

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

CLICK HERE to see a full role description

High Performance

Vacancies will be listed when available

England Touch are seeking Head Coaches for the following National squads:

Men’s 30s
Men’s 45s

An England National Squad Head Coach will: 

  • Assist the England Touch High Performance Panel (HPP) with the appointment of up to two Assistant Coaches and one Team Operations Manager for their National Squad; and 
  • Identify talent (at domestic tournaments), select (at Touch Nationals and Final Selection Camps), coach (in accordance with the High Performance Programme) and lead their National Squad for the events they will be participating in. 

Experience:

Coaching Elite Touch Teams at International or England Touch Nationals level (or equivalent) is highly desirable. 

Qualifications:

England Touch / FIT Advanced Coaching (Level 2) qualification is desirable, with an England Touch / FIT Intermediate Coaching (Level 1) qualification being the minimum requirement. However, it will be mandatory for coaches to attain the England Touch / FIT Advanced Coaching (Level 2) qualification at the earliest possible opportunity. 

Task Description: Head Coach

Application form: Download here

Appointments policy: Download here

Closing date: Until all posts filled

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

  • Mixed Open
  • Women’s 27s
  • Men's 30s
  • Men’s 35s
  • Women's 35s
  • Men’s 40s

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, High Performance Personnel and Support Staff; 
  • Identify talent (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. 

Experience:

Coaching or assistant coaching Elite Touch Teams at International or England Touch Nationals level (or equivalent) is highly desirable. 

Qualifications:

England Touch / FIT Intermediate Coaching (Level 1) qualification is highly desirable on appointment (essential for Opens Assistant Coaches); however, it will be mandatory to attain the England Touch / FIT Intermediate Coaching (Level 1) qualification at the earliest possible opportunity. 

Task Description: Assistant Coach

Application form: Download here

Appointments policy: Download here

Closing date: Until all posts filled

An England National Squad Head Coach will: 

  • Assist the England Touch Association High Performance Panel (HPP) with the appointment of up to two Assistant Coaches and one Team Operations Manager for their National Squad; and 
  • Identify talent (at domestic tournaments), select (at Touch Nationals and Final Selection Camps), coach (in accordance with the High Performance Programme) and lead their National Squad for the events they will be participating in. 

 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, High Performance Personnel and Support Staff; 
  • Identify talent (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. 

Experience Coaching Elite Touch Teams at International or England Nationals level (or equivalent) is highly desirable

Qualifications England Touch / FIT Advanced Coaching (Level 2) qualification is desirable, with an England Touch / FIT Intermediate Coaching (Level 1) qualification being the minimum requirement. However, it will be mandatory for coaches to attain the England Touch / FIT Advanced Coaching (Level 2) qualification at the earliest possible opportunity.

CLICK HERE for a full Head Coach role description

CLICK HERE for a full Assistant Coach role description

CLICK HERE to apply

Development

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 

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