Rugby Football Union (RFU)

United Kingdom

About Rugby Football Union (RFU)

The Rugby Football Union is the national governing body for grassroots and elite rugby in England, with 1,900 autonomous rugby clubs in its membership.

The clubs are grouped within 35 Constituent Bodies (CBs), comprised of counties - some individual, some combined - the three armed forces, Oxford and Cambridge Universities, England Schools Rugby Football Union and England Students.

All of this is supported by the RFU's 50 Rugby Development Officers, eight Regional Development Managers and no less than 150 Community Rugby Coaches across the country, who provide some 30,000 coaching sessions a year for young people.

The RFU employs approximately 500 paid staff and helps to train and support up to 40,000 volunteers whose roles include:

Organising rugby activity, including the playing, coaching and refereeing of matches and recreational rugby at all levels
Supporting the volunteer workforce
Working with clubs to secure grants and loans for facilities
Fundraising, handling money and insurance
Offering medical advice and support
Committee member/trustee
Secretarial, administration and clerical help

The RFU endeavours to operate to PLC standards but it is neither a company nor a charity. It is registered under the Industrial & Provident Societies Acts 1965-78 and is, in layman's terms, a "Friendly Society". This means that the RFU is owned by its member clubs and aims to make a profit to reinvest in rugby union in England.

Its income is made up of funding from sponsorship, government, ticket sales from international matches at Twickenham, hospitality and catering, a travel company and television rights.

10 jobs with Rugby Football Union (RFU)

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  • Community Rugby Coach - Dorset

    England, Dorset Negotiable Rugby Football Union (RFU)

    COMMUNITY RUGBY COACHDorset Community Rugby Coaches (CRCs) will be focused on supporting our member clubs to increase the number of players, partic...

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  • Player Registration & Operations Executive

    England, Middlesex, Twickenham Negotiable Rugby Football Union (RFU)

    We currently have a great opportunity for a Player Registration & Operations Executive who will be responsible for implementing an efficient pr...

  • Technology Team Administrator/PA

    England, Middlesex, Twickenham Negotiable Rugby Football Union (RFU)

    Supported by 2,000 clubs and 600 staff, the RFU's purpose is to grow rugby union in England.

  • Systems Administrator

    England, Middlesex, Twickenham Negotiable Rugby Football Union (RFU)

    As part of the RFU's evolving IT landscape, we're looking for a customer facing Systems Administrator, with experience of working with Oracle and t...

  • Service Operations Manager

    England, Middlesex, Twickenham Negotiable Rugby Football Union (RFU)

    It's a truly exciting time to join our Technology team at the RFU. Our IT landscape is currently evolving to enable us to maximise the potential of...

  • Head of Architecture & Planning

    England, Middlesex, Twickenham Negotiable Rugby Football Union (RFU)

    It's a truly exciting time to join our Technology team at the RFU. Our IT landscape is currently evolving to enable us to maximise the potential of...

  • Head of IT Project Delivery

    England, Middlesex, Twickenham Negotiable Rugby Football Union (RFU)

    It's a truly exciting time to join our Technology team at the RFU. Our IT landscape is currently evolving to enable us to maximise the potential of...

  • Infrastructure Manager

    England, Middlesex, Twickenham Negotiable Rugby Football Union (RFU)

    It's a truly exciting time to join our Technology team at the RFU. Our IT landscape is currently evolving to enable us to maximise the potential of...

  • Data Architect

    England, Middlesex, Twickenham Negotiable Rugby Football Union (RFU)

    It's a truly exciting time to join our Technology team at the RFU. Our IT landscape is currently evolving to enable us to maximise the potential of...

  • Systems Analyst

    England, Middlesex, Twickenham Negotiable Rugby Football Union (RFU)

    Systems AnalystProject Wyatt is a strategic RFU initiative aimed at delivering a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solution for the b...

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