Welcome to GRFU. I hope that this Induction pack assists you in your new role and that the information provided gives you the contextual background to your important work. If there are any gaps please tell us and we will endeavour to fill them.

Please also remember that County Office is there to support you along with the Officers and other GRFU members, so don’t hesitate to make contact if you need help.

Once appointed, you will be sent a letter of appointment from County Office. Your letter of appointment will explain your reporting structure; unless advised otherwise, this will be to the Chair of the Management Board, although those responsible for delegated functions will also report, as necessary, to the Head of Governance. Following confirmation of your appointmen, the wider GRFU community will be informed via our website, social media and the bulletin/GRN.

Attached to your letter will be a copy of the meeting schedule and an expenses form

All GRFU work is guided by our Operating Procedures. These explain inter realtionships between the various committees, boards and sectors and will guide you concerning lines of accountability and responsibility. 

Once you have been appointed, you will be given details of your budget (if any) and any ongoing commitments that are a legacy of your predecessor or of the ongoing Local Rugby Plan. On appointment, you will be informed as to whather you are a memeber of the LRP Delivery Group as the composition of this group varies, reflecting our priorities each season. 

Simon Thornton is Treasurer for GRFU and he will contact you to explain the budget and process for approving expenditure. 

A member of the Executive Committee will endeavour to meet with you within two weeks of your appointment in order to welcome you and explain any further nuances to your role and outline the key priorities for your area of responsibility.  If there are any essential links with others sectors, these will also be explained . Where relevant and possible, you will be able to access data and information, especially contacts, from your predecessor.  From time to time, the Management Board will expect to receive and review reports from your sector. 

As part of our commitment to CPD the Appointments Panel is responsible for recommending or approving further training and will also conduct an annual review to ensure that there are no impediments  to your work and to discuss your ongoing involvement with GRFU.

As communication is a vital aspect of our work, County Office will arrange to meet with you to discuss navigating the website, social media and branding.

Once again thank you for volunteering and good luck in your new role. 

Yours in Rugby, 

Simon Collyer-Bristow,

GRFU Chair



Introduction to GRFU

Principles of the CB

Structure and Management of GRFU

RFU Council Members

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