Head of Development and Delivery – RFU
About England Rugby
England Rugby or Rugby Football Union (RFU) is the national governing body for rugby in England. We deliver three core activities, and our purpose is to enrich lives, introduce more people to rugby union and develop the sport for future generations.
Our core activities are:
• Rugby – supporting rugby from grassroots to performance level
• Commercial – building partnerships and hosting matches and events
• Running the business – ensuring our organization and people can thrive
At England Rugby, one of our core objectives is to drive rugby union to better reflect the diversity of society. We are aware that rugby, and sports in general, has not always been as welcoming an environment for everyone as we would like, and we are working hard to make rugby a more inclusive space for all identities.
We believe hiring people from underrepresented groups into positions at all levels is vital to creating spaces and initiatives that better support those identities. We would love to see applications from disabled people, LGBTQ+ people, people from ethnically diverse communities, people of faith, people from lower socio-economic backgrounds, and women and non-binary people.
We know that representation is more than just getting people through the door, it’s about keeping people by responding to structural barriers relating to identities and valuing the insights that different lived experiences bring. We have network groups that provide peer-to-peer support and drive forward change internally. We support colleagues to develop, and each colleague has access to a personal coaching platform that can provide same-day one-to-one coaching. We are pushing ourselves to create a more inclusive culture every day through role modelling our BACK behaviours which stand for Brave, Accountable, Collaborative and Keep improving.
We know that flexible working is important to our colleagues, so our guiding principles are designed to support everyone to work in the way that suits them, their teams, and the organization in the best way.
We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential. If there is anything we could do to support you through your application or to provide the best environment for your interviews, including assistance or adjustment, please reach out to email@example.com.
Job Title : Head of Development & Delivery
Department : Technology
Reports to : Technology Director
Salary Banding : Circa £82,500
Job Level : Translate
Location : Twickenham / Hybrid
Duration : Permanent
Nature and scope:
The RFU is at the start of a strategic programme of work to transform the digital experience of volunteers, players, fans and attendees. A major part of the programme is to identify and deliver the appropriate technology platforms required to achieve the desired business outcomes.
The role of Head of Development & Delivery is to establish, govern and manage a full development and delivery lifecycle across the portfolio of Digital & IT products and projects. Responsible for the development & delivery team and associated 3rd party suppliers with a focus on delivering enhanced digital experiences whilst achieving sustainable business change.
The Head of Development & Delivery will be a recognised authority across the organisation for the successful implementation of new digital and technology solutions. The role will be responsible for ensuring that the Technology Department has appropriate representation across all strategic and business projects throughout the project lifecycle, and that the projects are delivered in line with good industry practice and support the achievement of the RFU Strategic Plan.
What we can offer you
We are proud of the range of benefits we can provide:
- Retail discounts include 30% off Adidas, 20% off Optimum Nutrition, 25% off 02 and many more.
- Priority access to purchase match tickets
- 25% discount in Rugby Store and EnglandRugby.com
- 25 days of annual leave and your birthday day off
- Free dental care and free access to the stadium gym
- Life assurance of 4x your basic salary, income protection scheme and Employee Assistance Programme that offers anonymous and confidential, emotional and practical support 24/7.
- After 3 months, you will be enrolled in our Aviva pension scheme and we will match and double your contribution up to 10%
- Ride-to-work scheme, eyecare vouchers and season ticket loans
About our team
At England Rugby, we want to hear our employees’ thoughts, ideas and feedback on our strategies, new initiatives and our work environment. That’s why we have quarterly meetings called ‘the Voice’ where various topics are discussed, in addition to regular surveys, including our annual D&I survey. We are always striving to create the best environment for our colleagues, and we are proud to present some of our most recent feedback from Feb 2022:
- 85% feel motivated to perform their role to the best of their ability
- 83% feel supported by their Manager
- 90% agree or strongly agree that their Manager empowers and trusts them to deliver while working from home
- 83% feel informed and connected with the organisation
If you would like to find out more about our diversity and inclusion work or the culture at England Rugby, please visit our website here:
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