Chair of Women’s Rugby National League Management Committee

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS)


Closing date:   7 August 2020
Location:   United Kingdom
Region:   United Kingdom
Employment type:   Volunteer
Salary:   Volunteer


BUCS is looking to recruit an influential and knowledgeable individual to act as chair of a newly formed League Management Committee (‘LMC’) for the BUCS Women’s Rugby National League. The Chair shall not be employed by or directly associated in any way with an institution currently participating in the BUCS Women’s Rugby National League.

The successful candidate will lead the LMC in the development and discussion of recommendations for future growth development of the BUCS Women’s Rugby National League. They will act as a key link with the BUCS Rugby Sport Advisory Group (SAG) to direct the development of these recommendations.

It is expected that the Chair will act as an ambassador for BUCS, the BUCS Rugby programme and establish relationships with all key stakeholders.


  • Act as an ambassador for BUCS
  • Chair League Management Committee (LMC) meetings
  •  Lead the development of the LMC’s annual development plan
  • Arrange LMC meeting dates and agenda items with the BUCS National Performance Manager
  • Arrange for meeting notes and/or minutes to be distributed to LMC members, SAG Chair and BUCS Executive where appropriate
  • Encourage transparent and open communication within the LMC
  • Establish relationships between BUCS and key stakeholders to the Women’s Rugby programme
  • Ensure all members of the LMC comply with the BUCS Volunteer Code of Conduct


BUCS Head of Sport Delivery and Performance, BUCS National Performance Manager, Rugby Football Union, Scottish Rugby Union, Welsh Rugby Union, BUCS Rugby SAG Chair, BUCS member institutions, other external partners as appropriate.


Experience and  Knowledge

  • No direct association with an institution currently participating in the BUCS Women's Rugby National  Leagues 
  • Long term strategic planning and direction
  • Establishing stakeholder relationships 
  • Working with voluntary committees 
  • Understanding developments within the wider landscape of Women's Rugby 


  • Extensive sport-specific knowledge
  • Understanding of HE sporting landscape

Skills and Abilities 

  • Proven advocacy capability 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Ability to motivate a team 
  • Ability to think and act creatively 


  • 3-4 LMC Meetings per year: 3-4 days 
  • Attendance at key sport-specific events: 2-3 days 
  • Other meetings, preparation and general duties: 4-5 days 



Please send an email including a CV and short cover letter including why you would be good for the role to John Burton,

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