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European Federation seeking new General Manager

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The RLEF (Rugby League European Federation), governing body for the sport in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa, is advertising for a new General Manager.

At the heart of the role is the requirement to lead the executive function of the organisation, together with being responsible for implementing its vision statement and planning its strategic direction.
 
There is a strong need to be able to maintain effective relationships, including with the European Commission and other public sector agencies to access grant funding, together with proven leadership ability and excellence in communicating in a multi-cultural environment.
 
The job description also includes a focus on commercial activity including income generation - particularly through the promotion of major events such as the confederation Championships - alongside the need for clear and positive management of the employed and volunteer staff.

RLEF board member Graeme Thompson commented: “The position of general manager is a lynchpin in our organisation. Working strategically with the board, the preferred candidate will need to operate in close conjunction with the confederation managers and to provide continual support to our member nations. This is an exciting opportunity for someone wanting to undertake a pivotal executive role in the international development of our sport. We are very keen to hear from all who believe that they can build on the present position and take the RLEF on to the next stage.”

To see a full job description and for an informal discussion on the role, please contact Graeme Thompson (graeme.thompson@rlef.eu.com) or see rlef.eu.com. Applications in the form of a CV and covering letter of up to 1000 words are required to be sent to Graeme Thompson prior to 5pm UK time on 31 August 2020.


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1 hour ago, Honor James said:

The RLEF (Rugby League European Federation), governing body for the sport in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa, is advertising for a new General Manager.

At the heart of the role is the requirement to lead the executive function of the organisation, together with being responsible for implementing its vision statement and planning its strategic direction.
 
There is a strong need to be able to maintain effective relationships, including with the European Commission and other public sector agencies to access grant funding, together with proven leadership ability and excellence in communicating in a multi-cultural environment.
 
The job description also includes a focus on commercial activity including income generation - particularly through the promotion of major events such as the confederation Championships - alongside the need for clear and positive management of the employed and volunteer staff.

RLEF board member Graeme Thompson commented: “The position of general manager is a lynchpin in our organisation. Working strategically with the board, the preferred candidate will need to operate in close conjunction with the confederation managers and to provide continual support to our member nations. This is an exciting opportunity for someone wanting to undertake a pivotal executive role in the international development of our sport. We are very keen to hear from all who believe that they can build on the present position and take the RLEF on to the next stage.”

To see a full job description and for an informal discussion on the role, please contact Graeme Thompson (graeme.thompson@rlef.eu.com) or see rlef.eu.com. Applications in the form of a CV and covering letter of up to 1000 words are required to be sent to Graeme Thompson prior to 5pm UK time on 31 August 2020.

Thanks for taking the time to draw this opportunity the attention of all us posters, Honor.  If I was thirty years younger...!

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1 hour ago, Eddie said:

Good luck with this, hope you get the right person.

There's loads of candidates on here.

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47 minutes ago, JohnM said:

There's loads of candidates on here.

Yeah loads of people who know exactly what is wrong with the game and how to put it right. 

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You most definitely sound the right person for the job Honor. Given your hindsighted view regarding Toronto.

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15 hours ago, SL17 said:

You most definitely sound the right person for the job Honor. Given your hindsighted view regarding Toronto.

My hindsighted view?  What was that?  At my age it's hard to remember 🙂

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I’d go for this if I was 10 years younger

 


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If I had any experience, talent or ability I would definitely go for this.

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20 hours ago, JohnM said:

There's loads of candidates on here.

Just dusting off my CV


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4 hours ago, Eddie said:

Is this a full time post and what is the approximate salary?

I know no more than you about anything more than what was in the email circulated to me, and other members of the media fraternity, by the RLEF.

For details such as `full-time yea/nay' and an approximate salary, if you are genuinely interested the RLEF Media Manager might be able to supply an email address for your first line of enquiry.

He is: Phil Caplan
Media Manager
Rugby League European Federation

Red Hall, Red Hall Lane, Leeds, LS 17 8NB, England

M: +44 (0)7850 719412
E: phil.caplan@rfl.uk.com   -   'fraid I can't offer anything more useful than that.

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21 hours ago, Eddie said:

Is this a full time post and what is the approximate salary?

One of the requirements is the ability to download the pdf available on the website that tells you exactly those details.

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It's a brilliant job with a lot of responsibility and influence in developing the sport internationally, it should be better paid though.

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4 hours ago, Whippet13 said:

It's a brilliant job with a lot of responsibility and influence in developing the sport internationally, it should be better paid though.

How much is the pay?

I would be tempted to apply in 3-4yrs time for role’s like this once I can leave my current employment.

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4 hours ago, GeordieSaint said:

How much is the pay?

I would be tempted to apply in 3-4yrs time for role’s like this once I can leave my current employment.

£45-50k.

Once you can leave? Sounds like your either indentured or in prison 😁

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9 hours ago, Whippet13 said:

It's a brilliant job with a lot of responsibility and influence in developing the sport internationally, it should be better paid though.

It's difficult I guess.  When you look at the job spec and it's focus on developing and executing a 4 to 8 year strategy, you would hope to be able to offer more than £50k to attract the right talent.  But our sport is not flush with cash and more money is not easy to justify with the budgets available.

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4 minutes ago, Dunbar said:

It's difficult I guess.  When you look at the job spec and it's focus on developing and executing a 4 to 8 year strategy, you would hope to be able to offer more than £50k to attract the right talent.  But our sport is not flush with cash and more money is not easy to justify with the budgets available.

Yes, realise the RLEF is very underfunded unfortunately.

Note it is a permanent posted rather than a fixed length contract, that does add to the package.

Plus there is the chance to travel, presumably with a certain level of expenses etc.

Fascinating job, brilliant opportunity for someone.

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