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    Business services

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  • Published:

    about 12 hours ago

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  • Client:

    Northumbria Water

Job Description

The core purpose for which the Union (Constituent Body) is established is to support the growth of the game in Northumberland by supporting the clubs, schools, universities, colleges and other educational establishments in membership by effective governance and administration.

Following a review of the structure & governance of the CB, applications are invited for a Chairperson.

The Role

An experienced and charismatic business leader, to provide vision, leadership and business planning to help develop all aspects of the NRU and ensure it achieves its vision and core purpose. The Chairperson will lead a board of directors comprising the Treasurer, Hon Secretary, Director of Governance, Director of Marketing & Communications, Director of Club Development and Director of Rugby.

Specific duties will include:

  • Chair Directors' and Board of Directors' meetings.

  • Have a coordinating role across the CB

  • Ensure that under his/her Chairship the Board of Directors efficiently directs and co-ordinates the business of the CB

  • Co-ordinate the work of all Committees and Task Groups

  • Ensure that the CB's Strategic Plan is regularly reviewed and updated

  • Meet requirements of Constituent Body rugby governance and administration

  • Identify individual aims and objectives forming the CB Strategic Objectives (Playing,

  • Funding and Reporting) and Strategic Plan and implement and regularly monitor performance against identified targets

  • Drive and review CB activities

  • Plan, design and produce a clear and sustainable pathway for the CB with focus on finance and funding to recognise expectations and aspirations

    Whilst a working knowledge of a sports body and a particular interest in rugby union would be an advantage, the County is interested to receive applications from for individuals irrespective of age, gender or ethnicity.

Application Description

[email protected] or 07436 560 452

Employer Description

The Northumberland Rugby Union is the governing body for rugby union in the county of Northumberland and is one of the constituent bodies (CB) of the national Rugby Football Union, having been formed in 1880. There are currently 24 clubs affiliated with the Northumberland RFU, making it one of the smaller unions in England. Most of the clubs in the Northumberland RFU have male & female teams at both senior and junior level and are based either in Northumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne or North Tyneside.