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Hertfordshire Rugby Football Union

By Peter Samuel


In a recent PFR survey conducted around all the Hertfordshire clubs one of the things that became obvious was that the rugby population of Hertfordshire did not know the many things that the Hertfordshire Rugby Football Union do for the game with in the county. Further it was also obvious that many had no idea of the services that the union offer to clubs if they ask for them. This did not come as a surprise to the executive! They had been aware of the communications issue for a long time. To this end, with in the new structure for administrating the county, they have created a new role “Director of Communications”. The post holder will be a member of the executive committee and have the critical role of directing the communications with in the union. We are seek a person to take on this role as from June 2018. The job description for this vital role is set out below

The Director of Communications is a new key role in the further development and continued improvement of the Hertfordshire Executive Committee.

The purpose of the role is to have overall responsibility for communication between any interested parties involved in Rugby, particularly within the Hertfordshire RFU and its stakeholders and members.
To promote Hertfordshire and the game of rugby, with constant communications, through a variety of media and inform the wider rugby community what the Constituent body and its members are involved in.

The Communications Director will form and manage a team that will be responsible for the maintenance and updating of the Herts RFU website, appointing a “webmaster” to maintain and update the site on a regular basis. They will be responsible for the use of other social media, “facebook”, “twitter” etc. to enhance communications. They also will be responsible for a Press secretary who will issue Press releases, including match reports and special events that are used in the traditional press as well as in-house publications and website.
Manage the GMS (Game Management System) within Hertfordshire, developing expertise, so the clubs and constituent body can maximise the potential of this tool.
Work closely with all members of the Herts Executive, particularly the Honorary Secretary and the Director of Marketing. Be responsible for the construction and update of a communication plan for the county.

Knowledge of social media accounts, an understanding of website content management and the ability to deal with traditional press and media are all essential skills.

If this role interests you then in the first instance please contact Adrian Sparks (Secretary To The Hertfordshire Rugby Football Union) by e-mail:- or telephone:- 07778436341

Updated 09:13 - 16 Apr 2018 by Peter Samuel

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