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Scottish Rugby Overview

Edinburgh, Scotland
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
From professional players to physiotherapists, from facilities to finance, every part of Scottish Rugby contributes to who we are and what we do. We are all passionate about inspiring Scotland through Rugby.

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Mission: To inspire Scotland through rugby.

Company Updates

  • COVID-19

    Scottish Rugby makes 82 awards from Club Hardship Fund in support of club’s across the country. #AsOne

  • Scottish Rugby has confirmed that its Chairman Colin Grassie has today stepped down from the Board and former Scotland International and current Chairman of the Six Nations John Jeffrey has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director and Interim Chairman.

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Scottish Rugby – Why Work With Us?


Scottish Rugby is the governing body for rugby union in Scotland. Our ambition, at home and overseas, is to grow the game we love.

We are proud to represent the nation and the sport on the global stage, sharing and upholding our values of respect, leadership, achievement, engagement and enjoyment.

We are based at BT Murrayfield, Scotland’s largest stadium in Edinburgh, and we have a number of other sites around Scotland that support the development of the game.

This includes the National teams (from under 16’s to international reps – both men and women), our professional teams, Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh Rugby, Scotland 7s, and the FOSROC Scottish Rugby Academy.

Scottish Rugby is passionate about creating sustainable clubs to ensure rugby thrives throughout Scotland. We deliver a regional model across five regions to ensure that all clubs have a ‘go to’ person to support their work at a local level.

Our fans are so important to us and in the 2018/19 season we welcomed 708,434 fans to international and the professional matches.

We are proud to deliver an amazing match experience for our fans, creating something for everyone - on and off the pitch!

We have a wide range of roles and opportunities at Scottish Rugby. When you watch the National Team and Scotland Women play, you get caught up in the moment. It’s easy to overlook all the people behind the scenes that drive grassroots rugby and deliver memorable events.

BT Murrayfield is Scottish Rugby’s main location, which accommodates the offices for our corporate functions. From entering the main gates, you’d see our Facilities team making sure the stadium and the pitch are ready to welcome 700,000 through the gates for international and professional matches every year (that’s a lot of tickets our Ticket Services team have delivered).

An international match day experience is second to none. This is delivered by our Events team who work tirelessly to create moments that last a lifetime. And it’s not just rugby we do here – there are concerts and charity fundraisers too.

Rugby fans make the game what it is, and our Marketing and Broadcast teams make sure that we drive content that engages every fan of every age through the year.

Scottish Rugby’s sponsor family is supported by the Commercial team who ensure that each sponsor is able to bring their brand to life throughout the rugby season.

Rugby Development partners with rugby clubs across Scotland to ensure rugby thrives in their community. Our Managers in this team plan the development of the game and also use business skills to assist clubs in being financially sustainable.  There is a strong rugby focus as we develop rugby coaches, medics, referees and volunteers – better support means better players.

Scottish Rugby’s Media team brings everything together and tells our story through working with the written and broadcast media to populating our own digital channels with breaking news and stories.

The game of rugby is governed by our Legal and Governance team. This team support Scottish Rugby’s Council and the various working groups across the game.

Our HR team look after our people, over 250 employees and 150 contracted rugby players. This team supports every individual to achieve their potential through their journey at Scottish Rugby. We value each individual’s strengths and believe in building a positive culture where everyone contributes to the success of Scottish Rugby.

Our High Performance department drives all aspects of the elite game of rugby in Scotland. Our Academies identify and develop young players and prepare them for the professional game. The national teams have a team of skills coaches, S&C coaches, analysts, medics and physios, who are all supported by an administration team who bring it all together, managing everything from travel to training schedules.

Each professional team in Scotland, Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh Rugby has their own team of Physios, S&CCoaches and Analysts, in addition to off-field support too, this includes Marketing and Communications, Sponsorship and Operations.

Rugby is a game for everyone! You don’t even need to be fully clued up on the laws of the game to work here.  By being part of the team, you’ll soon develop a passion for a game that inspires Scotland.

We want to attract the right people, those who fit with our ways of working whilst bringing new thinking and experiences to the team.

At Scottish Rugby we believe in bringing individuals strengths together to create high performing teams. This applies both on and off the rugby pitch.

Difference is our strength! Our people should reflect and represent our nation. What we all have in common is our passion to see the positive nature of rugby transform lives of individuals, clubs and communities.

We’re proud to have recently celebrated two years of being a Disability Confident employer and to have achieved the Silver Award by the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme.

We recognise that thinking in a more open way about attracting a diverse group of people to be part of our team, adds strength and builds our performance.

We do believe in working #AsOne

 

Equality in Sport

The Equality Standard: A Framework for Sport was launched by the UK Sports Councils to address inequality within the sports sector. Scottish Rugby was awarded the Foundation Level under this Standard in 2007, the Preliminary Level in 2009 and the Intermediate Level in July 2014.

Rugby: A Sport for All

It is our policy to ensure that barriers to participation in rugby - real or perceived - are removed. This is particularly the case for groups currently under represented in our game, and for those who traditionally may not have seen rugby as their sport of choice. We are committed to developing processes, practices and plans to ensure that rugby is open to all.

Scottish Rugby’s Equality Action Plan

We recognise that the achievement of Scottish Rugby's goals can only take place against a background of inclusiveness. Building on the successes of our earlier Equity Plan, Scottish Rugby’s Equality Action Plan 2017-2020 focusses on six key goals:

  • Improving research into under-represented groups, and understanding the issues and barriers faced by those groups;
  • Developing and implementing practices to increase access for under-represented groups;
  • Raising awareness and understanding of equality by all involved in Scottish Rugby through recruitment, training and education;
  • Improving the communication and marketing of equality issues and equality within Scottish Rugby;
  • Setting accountability for equality at the highest levels within Scottish Rugby; and
  • Embedding equality within the Scottish Rugby strategic planning process.

Scottish Rugby Reviews

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    Former Employee - Ticket Sales Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Ticket Sales Assistant in Edinburgh, Scotland
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    I worked at Scottish Rugby part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great wage, great flexibility

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind, only recommend a little more training rather than throwing someone into the job

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Scottish Rugby (Edinburgh, Scotland) in September 2018.

    Interview

    Simple enough process comprising of covering letter, CV and interview with 4 panel members. Really focussed in on leadership skills and evidence of what sort of manager I would be and how I would manage my team. Really important you show passion for the job - don’t let nerves get in your way! Overall felt like a fair process.

    Interview Questions

    • Passion for the job and experience of managing of people is important.   Answer Question
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