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Personal Development Manager - Canterbury Rugby Union

Listed 5 days Ago
New Zealand Rugby
Sports and Physical Recreation

Canterbury Rugby Football Union, in partnership with New Zealand Rugby (NZR) and the New Zealand Rugby Players’ Association (NZRPA), are looking for a new Personal Development Manager to work primarily with high performance female athletes. 

This is a contract role for 24 months working approximately 16 hours per week. The ideal candidate would be available for a contract commencing November 2022. 

This position is part of the NZR/NZRPA Personal Development Programme. The Programme’s focus is to support, guide and assist players in identifying and navigating their individual pathways to success off the field. 

In this role you will be responsible for coordinating and leading player education and development across the key pillars of the programme – career and education, financial management, professional rugby environment as well as self-awareness education (including mental health and wellbeing). This could involve you facilitating group learning, engaging with subject matter experts to speak to players, as well as working with players at an individual level.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Proven time management skills
  • An ability to build and maintain positive relationships
  • Experience in leading people or groups
  • Previous experience working with young people would be advantageous. This could be as a youth worker, social worker, teacher for example.

If this sounds like you, please submit your covering letter and CV through the link below. For more information please refer to the attached position description or contact Nikita Hall at the NZRPA on 

The ideal candidate must obtain a clear Ministry of Justice Criminal Convictions check and all applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand.

Applications close on Tuesday 11 October at 5.00 p.m.