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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!

 

 As the Lead Youth Coach, you will: 

  • Attend the England Touch Nationals to assist with talent identification of players and to attend meetings discussing the selection of new squads as well as meetings evaluating performance at major tournaments
  • To assist the coaching team in the compilation of player reports following talent identification events and to provide feedback where required 
  • To assist in the compilation of content for High Performance training programmes and to advise on the technical aspects of skill delivery and tactical game play
  • To attend training sessions to assist in the delivery of the Youth High Performance training programmes and to work one-to-one, in groups or with entire squads, as discussed with the Head Coach(es) of the relevant Youth teams
  • To provide coaching professional development to our Youth High Performance Coaching Team on the job as well as in workshop form during training weekends
  • To assist in the review of training and competition footage to identify where performance can be improved and to assist in altering training programmes and game plans accordingly 
  • To reside within the sub box during tournament games and provide technical and tactical support to the youth coaching team and players
  • To assess both the players’ and coaches’ performances during games and to provide feedback on this to players, coaches and the Youth High Performance Team

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

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 Role purpose 

  • The post holder will be responsible for the organisation and administration at international tournaments, such as the Junior Touch Championships and Youth Touch World Cup, along with squad training weekends
  • Extent of duration covers the entire Youth campaign, pre-tournament preparation through to the closing ceremony, wrap up meeting and closure of accounts and reporting

Experience Experience working in complex, high-performance environments, preferably in the sports or cultural sector 

Qualifications Degree or diploma in Sports Management or Project Management, or similar is desirable 

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An England National Squad Head Coach will: 

  • Assist the England Touch High Performance Panel with the appointment of up to two Assistant Coaches and one Team Operations Manager for their National Squad 
  • Talent identify, select, coach (as directed by the High Performance Team and in accordance with the HP Programme) and lead their National Squad for the events they will be participating in during the two-year cycle

 An England National Squad Assistant Coach will: 

  • Assist the Head Coach at High Performance camps and events within the campaign cycle 
  • Work in a team alongside the Head Coach, any other Assistant Coaches, Team Operations Manager, Medical Team Personnel and HP Personnel
  • Assist with talent identification, selection, coaching (as directed by the Head Coach and High Performance Team in accordance with the HP Programme) during the two-year cycle  

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

Qualifications England Touch/Intermediate Coaching (Level 1) qualification being the minimum requirement for Scholars Head Coach appointments. However, it will be mandatory for all of these coaches to attain the England Touch/FIT Advanced Coaching (Level 2) qualification during the two-year cycle

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CLICK HERE to apply

 As a High Performance Analyst you will: 

  • Assist the High Performance National Coaching teams and High Performance Athletes in technical, tactical and statistical analysis
  • 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. 

Experience Coaching or assistant coaching at club or regional level and have a desire to join the High Performance Coaching Pathway

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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

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Role purpose

  • The post holder will be responsible for the supporting the High Performance (HP) team in the organisation and administration of international tournaments, focusing on finances, budgets and player payments
  • Extent of duration covers from pre-tournament preparation through to the closing ceremony, wrap up meeting and closure of accounts and reporting.

Experience Working with Touch (or other sporting teams) in coaching or management capacity 

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The Head of Finance is a critical voluntary role who has responsibility to oversee the management of the finances of the ETA - both in terms of the governance of this area and the processing of receipts and payments. As we grow the ETA and the sport of Touch, it is vital that our finances are planned and controlled accordingly and that the necessary protocols and practices are in place to ensure good governance in this area. You will therefore play a central role in supporting the ETA to achieve its goals and work closely with our external advisors - Kilsby Williams.

This is a hands-on and all encompassing role that includes budget setting and management, transaction management and reporting of financial information to the CEO, the board of directors, executive committee and wider association. The Head of Finance is also involved in IT systems, taxation, compliance and risk management (working closely with the Head of Governance) and it is expected that additional personnel will be needed to fulfil the whole work area.

This role will lead the ETA’s implementation of financial controls and it is expected that you will need to build a team of other volunteers around you to be able to deliver the following:

  • Support the ETA in achieving its strategic vision through good financial controls and management across the organisation and sport of Touch Rugby.
  • Oversee development and implementation of ETA financial policies that meet good governance standards set by Sport England and others.
  • With external advisors, monitor the ETA’s financial compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Maintain effective relationships and accountability among various internal and external stakeholders.

As part of a recent review, the ETA is updating its financial policies and processes and there will be an ongoing need to ensure these policies are kept up to date, and embedded effectively across the organisation.

Over the last few years we have made changes to the way the ETA reports on and manages its finances and it is important that this process continues to improve as we move into 2022 and beyond.

CLICK HERE for a full job description. To apply email a CV and cover letter to chris.simon@englandtouch.org.uk

This is a board level position, so the successful applicant will play a key role in the development of one of England's fastest growing sports.

The Head of Governance is a critical voluntary role who has responsibility to oversee the good governance of the ETA - both in terms of the governance of the organisation and our membership. As we grow the ETA and the sport of Touch, it is vital that decisions are taken effectively and in alignment with our Articles of Association and expectations of our members. You will therefore play a central role in supporting the ETA to achieve its goals.

This role will lead the ETA’s implementation of good governance standards set by Sport England and the Sport and Recreation Alliance as well as potentially bringing in good practices from other sectors. You will have the opportunity to build a team of other volunteers around you, to:

  • Support the ETA in achieving its strategic vision through good governance of the organisation and the sport of Touch Rugby
  • Oversee development and implementation of ETA policies that meet good governance standards set by Sport England and the Sport and Recreation Alliance
  • Monitor the ETA’s compliance with relevant laws and regulations
  • Maintain effective relationships and accountability among the various internal and external stakeholders

As part of a recent governance review, the ETA has updated its policies and processes in many areas of the organisation. There will be an ongoing need to ensure these policies are kept up to date, and embedded effectively. Over the last few years we have made changes to the ETA’s Articles of Association (the key governing document for the organisation) through votes at our AGM. Keeping the Articles of Association relevant as the organisation and sport evolves is a key aspect of maintaining good governance.

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To apply email chris.simon@englandtouch.org.uk including a cover note of no longer than two pages and CV detailing why you are suitable for the position

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.

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To apply email gregg@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.

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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

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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