Following the resignation of Commercial Manager, Alex Anderson, TheRugby Players Association (RPA)has today advertised a new rolefor Head of Commercial.

RPA CEO, Damian Hopley, said: This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic, ambitious and well-connected individual to lead the commercial programme for one of the most progressive Player Associations in Europe. Rugby union has gone through a significant transformation in the past decade and, with the Rugby World Cup coming to England in 2015, this is a very exciting time to be involved with the players and the game. I would like to place on record my sincere thanks to Alex Anderson who has been involved with The RPA for over 12 years working as Welfare Manager, before taking up the role of Commercial Manager last year. Since then Alex has made significant progress in adding to the outstanding number of blue chip Business Partners and suppliers who have been working with The RPA and our players for a number of years. We wish him well in his new role and we owe him a huge debt of gratitude for his loyalty, dedication and professionalism during his time with The RPA.

Talking of his departure Anderson said: It has been a great privilege to have worked with the Players, Player Representatives and Business Partners over the years. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with The RPA, and I am lucky to have worked with so many good people during a period of growth and expansion for the Association.I would like to thank Damian Hopley and all my colleagues for their help and support throughout my time here.

Interested applicants should send their CVs and covering letters to Stuart Munday, Head of Finance  HR to the following email address, smunday@theRPA.co.ukor visit www.theRPA.co.uk for a full job description.

Alternatively, you can post the above to the following address:

Stuart Munday
Head of Finance and HR
The Rugby Players Association
Regal House
London Road

Closing date for applications is Friday 6th July 2012.