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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!


Non-Executive Directors provide a creative contribution to the England Touch Association's Board. The six NEDs, together with the Chair, help the organisation set its Vision, Mission and Strategy, and provide a check and challenge of the Executive Officers.

The Board meets 4-5 times per year with the Executive team to review performance, identify issues and opportunities, and discuss other pertinent matters around governance, finance, appointments, and standards of conduct.

The NED role is to 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 in England.

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;
  • Contribute to the sub-committees of the Board as required.


  • At least two years' Board or Senior Management experience and/or on committees or working groups
  • Experience or qualifications in one of the following vocations: legal, commercial, government, policy, sporting National Governing Bodies

Experience of Touch Rugby is not essential.

This is a two-year fixed-term appointment, up for re-appointment at the end of the term

CLICK HERE to download a full role description and information as to how to apply.

Applications will be accepted no later than 11:59pm on Sunday, March 3rd, 2024.

For more information email Chris Simon (CEO) via

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

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


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

Experience working in sport


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


To apply:
Email with a CV and cover letter detailing your experience

CLICK HERE to see a full role description

England Touch is recruiting its third paid position.

As Operations Manager, you will be responsible for delivery in the following core operational areas of the England Touch Association:

  • Membership/Affiliation offer
  • Event Management and Delivery
  • Training and Development
  • Participation and Growth

The Operations Manager will also oversee member, affiliate and partner relationships, as well as carry out wider organisational administration. This role will work closely across other areas of the organisation, including workforce management, governance and finance.

Because this position also includes the delivery of courses, the successful candidate will either currently hold both a Level 1 or above Touch Coaching and Level 1 or above Touch Refereeing qualification, or have the willingness to qualify as soon as is possible.

A current UK driving licence and access to transportation for attending events and transporting equipment is essential.

This is a part-time role (20-25 hours per week) on an initial six month contract (with option to extend should the ETA's financial circumstances allow), and given the nature of the position flexible hours of work should be expected.

CLICK HERE to download a full role description and information on how to apply.

For more information contact Sammie Phillips, General Manager, via

High Performance

Vacancies will be listed when available

We have the following Head Coach Vacancies:

  • England Men’s 30s
  • England Men’s 35s
  • England Mixed 20s
  • England Men’s Scholars (University U23)
  • England Women’s Scholars (University U23)




Appointments policy: Download here

Closing date: Until all posts filled

We have the following Assistant Coach Vacancies:

  • England Women’s Open
  • England Women’s 27s
  • England Senior Mixed
  • England Women’s 35s
  • England Men’s 35s
  • England Men’s 40s
  • England Men’s 45s
  • England Girl’s 18s
  • England Boy’s 18s
  • England Mixed 18s
  • England Boy’s 20s
  • England Mixed 20s




Appointments policy: Download here

Closing date: Until all posts filled

Role Purpose

  • 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 assess both the players’ and coaches’ performances during games and to provide feedback on this to players, coaches, and the Youth High Performance Team.
  • To reside within the sub box during tournament games and provide technical and tactical support to the youth coaching team and players.
  • To attend training sessions to assist in the delivery of the Youth High Performance Training Programmes and to work 1 to 1, in groups or with entire squads, as discussed with the Head Coach(es) of the relevant Youth teams.
  • To provide coaching professional development (CPD) to our Youth High Performance Coaching Team on the job as well as in workshop form during training weekends



Role Purpose

  • 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



Role Purpose

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




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 

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