Blandford
Rugby Football Club


BRFC


Blandford Rugby Football Club Job Descriptions

It is vital that all who undertake any duties or responsibilities on behalf of Blandford Rugby Football Club (BRFC) have these roles clearly defined. Set out below are the roles and responsibilities for each position:

President

Chairman

Vice Chairman

Club Honorary Secretary

Treasurer

Director of Rugby

Club Captain

Adult Team Captain

Senior Coach

Senior Team Manager

Senior Fixtures Secretary

Club Registrar

Data Officer

Membership Secretary

Safeguarding Officer

Club RugbySafe Lead

Development Officer

Publicity Member

Club Volunteer Coordinator

Coaching Coordinator

Fundraising and Sponsorship Member

Webmaster

Club Steward

Head of Mini and Youth

Mini and Youth Secretary

Youth Membership Member

Age Group Administrators/Team Managers

Assistant Volunteer Coordinator (Mini and Youth Section)

Assistant Safeguarding Officer (Mini and Youth Section)

Schools Liaison Member

Mini and Youth Fixtures Secretary

Mini and Youth Age Group Lead Coaches

Mini and Youth Assistant Coaches

First Aiders (Whole Club)

General members

Club President

Role: The President is the figurehead of the club, representing it at internal and external functions. Assisting the Club Chairman to ensure the smooth administration of the club, providing impartial advice based on your experience both internal and external to the club.

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Chairman

Role: There are two distinct functions of the Chairman, the Executive role and the Ambassadorial role. To chair meetings and act as principal committee officer throughout the year by making decisions whenever the need arises in consultation with other officers when appropriate. The incumbent should attend meetings in a neutral and uncommitted capacity to enable members of the Committee to have discussions with a neutral person in the Chair.

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Vice Chairman

Role: The role of Vice Chairman is to provide support to the BRFC Chairman to ensure that they meet both the Executive role and the Ambassadorial role and where necessary in the absence of the Chairman undertake the role of Chairman. Act as the focal point within any subsidiary committees set at the direction of the main BRFC Committee.

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Club Honorary Secretary

Role: The main purpose of this role is that of principal administrator of the club. The Honorary Secretary carries out all the administrative duties that enable the club and its members to function effectively. It is a pivotal role within the club with a close involvement in the general running of the club. The Secretary provides the main point of contact for people both within and outside the club on just about every aspect of the club’s activities.

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Treasurer

Role: The Treasurer is responsible for the management of the club’s accounts and its financial dealings.

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Director of Rugby

Role: To be a conduit between all players, regardless of age, all coaches for both senior teams and Mini and Youth sections and the management committee of Blandford RFC in all matters relating to the game.

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Club Captain

Role: The Club Captain is the link between the players and the committee. Representing the views of players at BRFC meetings, and encouraging them to behave in a responsible manner both on and off the field. Provide advice and guidance to promote the interests of the players in their development and direction of the club.

The incumbent should be good at communicating at all levels and committed to upholding the Core Values of the RFU. The incumbent should also know and be familiar with the committee and players in order to be able to represent all club members.

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Adult Team Captain

Role: As Team Captain provide a link between the players and the administration. Representing the views of players, and taking responsibility for their performance on and off the field, your advice and guidance should promote their interests in the development and direction of the team.

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Senior Coach(es)

Role: Being responsible for training the clubs adult teams in preparation for matches in accordance with the regulations set out in the RFU Regulations and Dorset and Wilt (D&W) RFU directives.

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Senior Team Manager

Role: To represent the senior team players to the club management meetings, keeping the senior players in the loop on club requirements. Providing the Director of Rugby, Fixture Secretary and Senior Players Coaches with information on player availability and injury status of all adult registered players to enable the Team Captains and Senior Coaches to make sound team selection for planned fixtures.

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Senior Fixtures Secretary

Role: To ensure that fixtures arranged for the Senior Section, both league and friendly games are promulgated, establish a fixture list for the whole season for the section and confirm or re-arrange fixtures during the season.

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Club Registrar

Role: To provide registration facilities for players in the club, maintaining key relationships with the both the Club Membership Secretary and Team Captains. The Club Registrar should undertake the appropriate RFU training in management of registrations in accordance with current RFU policy. The incumbent should also have a range of skills and attributes including IT skills, attention to detail, resilience and dedication. In return, the appointed individual will receive ongoing support from the Dorset and Wilts RFU Game Management Super User in the form of training, visits, guidance and regular communications.

Duties: * Ensure all adult players are recorded on the RFU Registration database and on the Club membership pages of Game Management System in conjunction with the RFU policy circulated and promote to all club members the RFU and BRFC Codes of Conduct.

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Data Officer

Role: To manage and maintain the club’s entries on the RFU Game Management System (GMS), ensuring that all entries accurate to enable the provision of information to both the club and RFU. The maintaining of accurate data will also assist in club communications.

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Membership Secretary

Role: Manage existing memberships, but actively encourage new ones and deal first hand with the members themselves.

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Safeguarding Officer

Role: To provide leadership in the Safeguarding of Young People in Rugby Union within the club environment, maintaining key relationships with the CB Safeguarding Manager and local safeguarding partners. The Club Safeguarding Officer must undertake the appropriate RFU Safeguarding courses and will ideally have a background in child protection or welfare related agencies. The incumbent should also have a range of skills and attributes including empathy, approachability, a good sense of humour, objectivity, attention to detail, resilience and dedication to the cause of safeguarding young people under the age of 18. In return, the appointed individual will receive ongoing support from the CB Safeguarding Manager in the form of training, visits guidance and regular communications. The incumbent must hold a valid DBS certificate.

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Club RugbySafe Lead

Role: To ensure that Player Welfare at all playing levels is paramount, and making rugby as safe as possible, Whilst this is the joint responsibility of all involved in the game the post incumbent will act as the Club Focal Point to ensure all information disseminated via the CB on behalf of the RFU is passed to the appropriate club volunteers. It is important that good practice is embedded across clubs to support the promotion of a proactive approach to player welfare and safety.

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Development Officer

Role: To ensure that the needs of the club are identified and appropriate plans are implemented to ensure that all needs of the club are met.

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Publicity Member

Role: To raise the profile of BRFC in the local community via information, publicity and promotional material. The incumbent should possess sound IT skills together with good communication attributes. The incumbent should also be able to produce coherent submissions and other press releases as required throughout the year.

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Note: The role of Publicity Member will be the responsibility of the Safeguarding Officer/ Assistant Safeguarding Officer for any press releases where the theme is the Mini and Youth Section, who are to ensure that all aspects of Safeguarding and confidentiality are maintained at all times.

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Club Volunteer Coordinator

Role: Be responsible for the recruitment, training and retention of the volunteers within BRFC.

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Coaching Coordinator

Role: To provide the RFU with a contact at the club to promote and advertise courses or to communicate changes and updates in coaching practice. Ensure that the club members are kept up to date and directed towards courses and conferences.

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Fundraising and Sponsorship Member

Role: To identify opportunities for sponsorship and fundraising opportunities for the club, its activities and events.

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Webmaster

Role: Work together with members of the club to improve communication and the profile of the club via Information Technology.

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Club Steward

Role: As the Club Steward you will set the tone and cultivate that convivial atmosphere for which rugby is so famous. You will ensure your many customers an enjoyable visit so they want to come back.

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Head of Mini and Youth

Role: There are two distinct functions assigned to the Head of Mini and Youth, the Executive role and the Ambassadorial role. To chair meetings and act as principal sub-committee officer throughout the year by making decisions whenever the need arises in consultation with other officers when appropriate. The incumbent should attend meetings in a neutral and uncommitted capacity to enable members of Mini and Youth sub-committee to have discussions with a neutral person in the Chair.

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Mini and Youth Secretary

Role: The main purpose of this role is that of principal administrator of the Mini and Youth section. The Secretary carries out all the administrative duties that enable the section and its members to function effectively. It is a pivotal role within the section with a close involvement in the general running of the section.

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Youth Membership Member

Role: To distribute registration documentation for young players in the club, maintaining key relationships with the CB Youth Registrar and Mini and Youth sub-committee. The Youth Membership member is to pass all initial registrations and any update registration information to the Club Registrar to ensure entries on GMS are maintained. The incumbent should also have a range of skills and attributes including IT skills, attention to detail, resilience and dedication. In return, the appointed individual will receive ongoing support from the CB Youth Registrar, the Club Registrar and other committee members in the form of training, visits, guidance and regular communications.

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Age Group Administrators/Team Managers

Role: To represent the age group team at Mini and Youth sub-committee meetings and ensure that all team members and their parents are kept up to date with BRFC Mini and Youth section requirements.

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Assistant Volunteer Coordinator (Mini and Youth Section)

Role: To undertake the role of assisant Volunteer Coordinator supporting the Club Volunteer Coordingator with a primary focus on identifying potential volunteers within the Mini & Youth Section to enhance the game of rugby for young people. Be responsible for the recruitment, training and retention of the volunteers within the Mini and Youth Section of BRFC.

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Assistant Safeguarding Officer (Mini and Youth Section)

Role: To support the Club Safeguarding Officer in the Safeguarding of Young People in Rugby Union within the club environment, maintaining key relationships with the CB Safeguarding Manager and local safeguarding partners. The `assistant Club Safeguarding Officer must undertake the appropriate RFU Safeguarding courses and will ideally have a background in child protection or welfare related agencies. The incumbent should also have a range of skills and attributes including empathy, approachability, a good sense of humour, objectivity, attention to detail, resilience and dedication to the cause of safeguarding young people under the age of 18. In return, the appointed individual will receive ongoing support from the Club Safeguarding Officer, and CB Safeguarding Manager in the form of training, visits guidance and regular communications. The incumbent must hold a valid DBS certificate.

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Schools Liaison Member

Role: Create and develop links within the local schools to promote junior rugby by providing individual schools with details of rugby courses, events and other rugby related information as it becomes available.

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Mini and Youth Fixtures Secretary

Role: To ensure that fixtures are arranged, establish a fixture list for the whole season for the Mini and Youth Section and confirm or re-arrange fixtures during the season.

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Mini and Youth Age Group Lead Coaches

Role: To provide rugby coaching for their respective age group in accordance with the regulations set out in the RFU Continuum and RFU Regulations.

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Mini and Youth Assistant Coaches

Role: To assist in the provision of rugby coaching for their respective age group in accordance with the regulations set out in the RFU Continuum and RFU Regulations.

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First Aiders (Whole Club)

Role: To provide initial First Aid treatment to players in the event of an accident or injury. All BRFC First Aiders must hold a current HSE approved qualification or the RFU Emegancy First Aid in Rugby Union qualifiaction.

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General Members

NOTE: The role and duties of First Aiders and General Committee Members are common to all areas of BRFC.

Blandford RFC are proud to be sponsored by the following local businesses,
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Thank you to our Principal Sponsors:

ExtrudaSeal
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J & G Environmental
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TK Joinery Ltd
Bespoke High Quality Joinery
Tolchards
Drinks Wholesaler
Vivien Horder
Estate Agents
Ward Goodman
Accountancy & Financial Services

Thank you to our Team Sponsors:

Amberley digital Labels
Chaffers Estate Agents
Complete Health Osteopathy
Costello Lettings
D.E Scott (Electrical)
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Blandford RFC would also like to thank our Club Sponsors: