COMMUNITY RUGBY REFEREE

Wasps invite grassroots rugby referees to join our part-time team as a Community Rugby Referee (CRR).  This is an exciting time to join a world-renowned rugby club now based at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

Our Community Rugby Referees (CRRs) will be focused on supporting the delivery of our grassroots rugby initiatives within the Warwickshire, Birmingham and Oxfordshire community on behalf of Wasps. The aim of the role is to provide high quality refereeing to players in the Under 7s to Under 16s age groups through our community rugby programmes. Our programmes involve a strong focus on refereeing Tag Rugby, Mini, Midi, 15-a-side and Sevens Rugby.

Individual Requirements: You must also hold a minimum of the RFU Entry Level Referee Award (ELRA) qualification and RFU-issued DBS Enhanced Disclosure Certificate, with first aid qualification as desirable.

Wasps will provide a Certificate in Premiership Rugby Community Sport while each CRR will need to gain a First Aid qualification within six months of working with Wasps.

You will have a good understanding of the RFU Continuum including the Law Variations for each age group and the 2015-2016 New Rules of Play.

You will also be able to communicate effectively and present a highly professional image when representing Wasps; establish positive working relationships with voluntary and professional staff in clubs and schools, and balance a determined application of the role with a sense of fun and enjoyment.

In addition you will possess a valid UK driving licence and have an understanding and commitment to equal opportunities in employment and sport, and an understanding of individual responsibility in complying with Health and Safety policies and arrangements.

Responsibilities: Our CRRs will deliver high quality refereeing to groups; in environments such as the Land Rover Premiership Cup, as directed by Wasps.

To succeed in this role, you must have experience of refereeing Rugby Union to young people in a range of environments. You will also be committed and able to work weekend and evening hours to meet the needs of our programmes.

To apply: To apply to join our part-time team please request an application form community@wasps.co.uk

This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check and induction process