CB Leadership Academy Administrator

Kent RFU are seeking a volunteer, to administrator and coordinate the County’s successful Leadership Academy programme. If you are interested please get in touch with Kevin Cope our Club Development Officer. club-development-chair@kent-rugby.org

Role Title: KCRFU Leadership Academy Administrator


Role Purpose: To administer the County Leadership Academy programs, to ensure candidates are recruited and developed, attaining their full potential.

Reporting Line: Chairman-­‐ Club development

Direct reports: Academy Mentors

Working relationships:

  • Chair of Club Development
  • RFU Regional Manager
  • RFU Training Manager
  • Kent RFU Administrator
  • RDO’s
  • Club Chairpersons
  • Referees Society Executive
  • Schools Rugby Executive
  • Academy Alumni
  • Academy Mentors
  • Leadership Academy Candidates

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • To administer delivery of the County Leadership Academy in accordance with the vision and plan
  • To organise programmes for potential candidates in coordination with the RFU
  • To help identify potential mentors and organise their continued development
  • Responsible for keeping adequate records of alumni and students and make these available to the CB succession manager
  • To liaise with clubs on an ongoing basis to ensure candidates are forthcoming for each round of the academy
  • To manage the LA budget appropriately
  • To act as an ambassador for the scheme
  • To carry out mentoring responsibilities (optional)
  • To develop and manage a pathway from the Academy to the Club, CB or referee society by annual review with each candidate

Experience Knowledge and Skills:

  • Good administrative and organisational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop teams of people
  • Demonstrate ability to interact effectively across a wide spectrum of audience
  • Demonstrate knowledge of club structures and roles
  • An understanding of the role of the volunteer within a Club or Constituent Body environment
  • Good verbal, written and listening skills
  • Understanding of, and commitment to equal opportunities and managing diversity
  • Understanding of relevant legislation and data protection aspects of the role


  • Interpersonal skills
  • Developing self and others
  • Leadership
  • Listening and mentoring
  • Drive for achievement
  • Satisfying needs of related parties

Benefits (what you will gain from the role)

You will have the opportunity to hone your organisational and administrative skills, on an important development program, influencing how Rugby is perceived within the KRFU community and beyond.

You will extend your network of acquaintances and social connections through liaison with; clubs, the CB, the RFU and individuals across the County, while being both valued by the Rugby Community, raising your own profile by association. Being the Kent RFU Leadership Academy Administrator, will both enhance your CV and impress potential employers.

Expected time commitment: Approximately 4 – 6 hours a week (seasonal)



“Whilst engaged in any activity under the auspices of Kent County RFU Ltd, it is not permitted for any adult to attempt to induce, or influence, any player to move from one club, or from one educational establishment, to another.

If any adult, whilst engaged in any activity under the auspices of Kent County RFU Ltd, is approached by a player or parent, in order to secure a change of playing environment for the player, the matter shall be reported immediately to the Chairman of Club Kent, who will deal with the matter.”