Surrey Rugby

Honorary Secretary Role Description

Personal Qualities

  • Demonstrate a strong and visible passion and commitment to Surrey Rugby, its strategic objectives and vision.
  • Demonstrate strong inter-personal and relationship building abilities.
  • Demonstrate tact and diplomacy, with the ability to listen and engage effectively
  • Strong networking capabilities that can be utilised for the benefit of Surrey Rugby
  • Ability to foster and promote a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to commit time to conduct the role well, including travel and attending events out of office hours
  • Extremely effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and able to deliver to sometimes tight timescales


  • Experience of operating at a senior strategic leadership level within an organisation
  • Successful track record of achievement through their involvement in rugby
  • Experience of rugby governance and working with or as part of a Board or Committee
  • Experience of representation, delivering presentations and managing stakeholders
  • Experience of chairing meetings and/or events
  • Experience of club/sport administration

Knowledge and skills

  • Broad knowledge and understanding of Surrey Rugby and the current issues affecting it
  • Strong leadership skills, ability to motivate staff, the management committee, and volunteers, bringing people together
  • A broad understanding of Surrey Rugby and RFU finance
  • An through understanding of Club, RFU and CB Governance
  • Skilled in supporting the management of meetings, communications and information sharing
  • An understanding of safeguarding in sport.