NLD Young Match Official Programme Lead Job Opportunity

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NLD RFU are looking to appoint a new Programme Lead for the NLD Young Match Officials Programme.  The YMO Programme is aimed at developing Young Officials aged 14-21 years in the three counties to gain qualifications & experience in refereeing rugby.  Launched at the start of 2016 the programme has gone from strength to strength and plans are already underway for more events in 2017.

This role would ideally suit someone who is passionate about developing refereeing and who has strong administrative skills.  No knowledge of refereeing is necessarily required although would be of benefit!

More information on the Young Match Officials Programme is available here.

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If you are interested please contact Nicole Brown on 01636 640800 or [email protected] for an informal chat regarding the programme and the role.  The deadline for expressions of interest is 31st January 2017.


The NLD Young Match Officials Programme Lead will:

  • Chair & Coordinate the NLD Young Match Officials Programme Committee to plan & develop the calendar of events for the Young Officials throughout the season.
  • Manage the NLD YMO database.
  • Communicate with the NLD YMO’s to ensure they have the necessary support and encouragement to develop their refereeing.
  • Work as a liaison between all relevant parties. Including, but not limited to, the NLD Referees Society, the local RFU Professional Staff, Parents, YMO’s, YMO Supporters & Club Referee Coordinators.

Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per week on average.