VACANCY: Head of Professional Game Match Officials, RFU

Situation vacant as head of elite referees at the RFU at Twickenham:

Update: June 2014:

The Rugby Football Union is looking for a Head of Professional Game Match Officials to ensure the performance and development of officiating talent.

This is a new and exciting role which would suit a candidate who is eager to implement, manage and direct all aspects of match official’s development strategy.

Reporting into the Professional Rugby Director the role holder will be responsible for the design, management and leadership of a professional match official’s performance programme that supports assessment and analysis of performance and development; of potential and existing professional game match officials.

This role will focus equitably for the general benefit of England Rugby, Premiership Rugby and the RFU Championship, and will be both operationally and strategically accountable to the Professional Game Match Officials Board. They will represent the professional game match official’s perspective on the Professional Rugby and International Performance Management Group and foster and develop relationships with coaches and directors of rugby to enhance refereeing delivery at Premiership, Championship, European and International level.

Applicants must have rugby experience respect and credibility as a high performance manager/ coach or official.

The successful candidate will also possess demonstrable leadership experience in a complicated and multidisciplinary environment and have a proven track record of managing complex stakeholder relationships (internal and external) with the ability to communicate effectively throughout. Experience of having managed performance systems management in an elite environment is also a Pre-requisite for this post.

To apply for this post please send a CV and Covering Letter by using the apply button below

Please ensure that you include your salary expectations with your application.

Closing date for applications is Friday 22nd November 2013 and

Candidates must be available for 1st interviews w/c 2nd December

Source: Telegraph Jobs


  1. Would be fascinating to see who applied but were presumably deemed unqualified to fill this role when it was first advertised!

  2. I guess they wouldn’t look at anyone who isn’t an ex International Referee or at least a Top Level Domestic Referee Tony Spreadbury, Chris White and Brian Campsall, spring to mind but I think they’re already employb bu the RFU in Various Positions.

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