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31st January 2018, 09:25 | tag

Vacancies with Try Tag Rugby in London, Yorkshire and Manchester

Vacancies with Try Tag Rugby in London, Yorkshire and Manchester

The Rugby Football League partners, Try Tag Rugby who deliver the sport of Tag Rugby League, currently have a number of vacancies available to join their team in the position of League Organisers.

There are currently four full-time League Organiser positions and two part-time League Organiser positions available.

London has three full-time positions with one starting on Monday, March 26, and two starting on Monday, April 9.

The deadline to apply is by Monday, February 12.

Apply here.

Yorkshire has one full-time position (based in West Yorkshire) with an immediate start and one part-time position starting Monday, March 19.

Apply for the Full Time position HERE 

Apply for the Part Time position HERE 

Manchester has one part-time position starting on Wednesday, February 28.

Apply here

What does a League Organiser do?

The League Organiser role will predominantly focus on league administration at the venues and behind the scenes.

This position requires someone that is extremely organised and can handle a high-level of daily admin in a fast, accurate and professional way.

Responsibilities of the League Organiser

Key responsibilities of this position include:

Venue League Management

  • Oversee the onsite management of your venues
  • Work with the Try Tag Rugby team to oversee the off-site management, administration and operations of your venues
  • Use Try Tag Rugby's online league management system to provide competition administration including but not limited to making complex draws and updating results
  • Draft up and send professionally written mass email communications to your leagues
  • Collect registration fees and sell Tag Rugby shorts at your venues
  • Promotion of Try Tag Rugby's weekend tournaments and social events at your leagues

Staff Management

  • Responsible for the roster of referees at your venues
  • Responsible for training and development of referees at your venues

Membership

  • Assist with team/player registration enquiries over phone, email and in person
  • Making the effort to know all your players on a personal level
  • Taking ownership of your leagues by being responsible for growth between seasons, making sure existing teams continue playing and undertaking local promotions to help grow the league

Administration

  • Assist with the day-to-day running of Try Tag Rugby including but not limited to answering emails and phone calls, updating the website, petty cash management, washing equipment and more

Refereeing

  • It is essential that you are a confident Tag Rugby referee (or willing to be trained up as one) as the League Organiser will often need to stand in for referees who are late, drop out at the last minute or get injured. You will be required to assist with refereeing at Try Tag Rugby weekend one-day events

Coaching

  • You will have a sound knowledge of Rugby as you will be required on occasions to confidently provide advice and give encouragement to new teams and players, so they will be able to pick up the rules and maximise their enjoyment of the sport. You may also be required to run free taster sessions for new players or teams

Background, Skills & Experience

- The League Organiser position would ideally suit a recent Sports Management or Business graduate with an interest in Rugby or sports enthusiasts looking for a change of career

- The ideal candidate would have studied Sports Management or Business and have some understanding of the social sports sector. Whilst the position will initially be on a self-employment contact, Try Tag Rugby is ideally looking for people interested in having long-term careers with the company, given we are growing across all indicators at over 30% per annum. Whilst the majority of the working week will be spent organising leagues, there will be time each week to work in business development. The specific areas chosen will be dependent on the skills, experience and background of the successful candidate

- No experience in similar roles is necessary and we welcome applicants looking for a switch of careers. Experience working with a sports organisation would be beneficial

- The ideal candidate must be extremely organised and have a strong ability to organise others. You should be hard working, reliable, have great people skills and have strong attention to detail. You must have the ability to use your initiative and work autonomously. You will have confidence in managing referees, excellent oral and written communication skills, be able to learn new IT

systems (such as our league management system), be able to resolve disputes and have a reasonable understanding of sports administration, such as being able to understand a draw

- You must also be confident at sales, have a good sense of humour, be able to have fun on the job and be welcoming/approachable to new players joining our community. Strong administration skills are required with a minimum typing speed of 40 words per minute. A senior first aid certificate is essential (or the willingness to obtain one before starting the role). You will need to have an interest in Rugby, good knowledge of the sport of Tag Rugby (or the desire to learn) and also need to be a capable Tag Rugby referee (or have the desire to be trained up to become a confident Tag Rugby referee).

About Try Tag Rugby

Try Tag Rugby started in the UK in 2009 and was derived from Oztag in Australia.

Tag Rugby is a non-contact social sport, which is similar to Rugby League or Touch Rugby but the players wear shorts with velcro patches, with tags attached.

A "tackle" is made when an opposition player pulls the tag/s off the shorts. Seven players in each team are allowed on the field at a time, and the pitch is smaller than a full-sized rugby pitch.

The attacking team has six plays or tags to try to score a try or take the ball down field as close to the line as possible.

Try Tag Rugby has offices in London and Yorkshire, and operates in Manchester and the Thames Valley. What is Tag Rugby?

What is Tag Rugby?

For more information visit the Try Tag Rugby website:

www.trytagrugby.com