Essex RFU Volunteer’s.

“There is a vast amount of work done by a lot of brilliant people volunteers, parents, coaches, teachers – at grassroots level and, without that, the game just would not develop at all.”

Sir Clive Woodward, World Cup winning former England Head Coach

You might be surprised but it takes around 90 volunteers to deliver the Counties annual plans covering many different roles, from the President to those that ensure every side gets a fixture each week.

The majority of our Volunteers have a rugby background, but we do have roles were experience of working in non rugby related fields are just as desirable to us,  The areas we cover are endless ranging from,

Arranging Coach and Referee Development.

Coaching and Managing  our development pathways and Representative Teams.

Competitons, arranging, Cup, Merit Tables, Waterfall Cups, Age Grade Leagues and Fixtures.

Business Skills, Planning, Finance, Marketing, Social Media and PR.

Core Responsibilities, Discipline, Safeguarding, Rugby Safe. and Volunteering.

If you have a skill or an idea of how you an help the CB then please do not hesitate to contact us, we will listen.


Essex RFU Volunteer Charter.

“I really enjoy working with players passionate about their sport. I feel a huge pride in wearing my County kit and doing everything I can to promote and develop Women and Girls rugby throughout Essex” 

Andrea Church, Essex W&G Manager.


Essex County RFU. – Volunteer Charter.  

Volunteers are at the very centre of our game and as such we are committed to helping every Volunteer achieve their aims so they can help others achieve their dreams and their potential.

 As a volunteer with Essex RFU, you can expect,

 The chance to use your talents and skills to benefit grassroots rugby.

  • The enjoyment of working as part of a team
  • A chance to meet people, make new friends and keep active.
  • Opportunities to influence the development of grassroots rugby.
  • To be given clear information on what is expected of you.
  • To receive advice on how to carry out your work.
  • Opportunities to undertake appropriate training.
  • A response to your queries, requests and complaints, promptly
  • Recognition and thanks
  • To be treated with respect and consideration by volunteers and staff
  • Reimbursement of any reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred in the course of your volunteering
  • Equal opportunities
  • Health and safety advice and guidance
  • To be covered by insurance
  • Respect for your right to privacy.

 As a rugby volunteer, you are in a position of trust. You might be supervising young people or be responsible for equipment. We ask you to preserve Essex RFU and its member clubs’ good name by:

  • Supporting the aims and objectives of Essex RFU.
  • Knowing and keeping to the policies and procedures of Essex RFU.
  • Obtaining and maintaining qualifications such as DBS to enable them to comply with RFU regulations.
  • Being open minded and honest in your dealings with us
  • Treating fellow volunteers and staff with courtesy and respect
  • Reaching a shared understanding of your role and commitment and telling us if you wish
  • to change the nature of your contribution.
  • Informing the Officers of the County of any improvements that can be made to the
  • service and support that you receive.

For more information on Volunteering at Essex Rugby pleasae contact Ivor Smith, Hon.Sec by emailling [email protected].

For current vacancies at Essex Rugby please see out vacany page.