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Personal Development Manager - Highlanders

Otago - Dunedin City

The Highlanders Rugby Club, in partnership with New Zealand Rugby Union and the New Zealand Rugby Players’ Association, are looking for a passionate people developer to join our team and help us in supporting the personal and professional development of our players. This is a full time, permanent role based in Dunedin.

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 sessions 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, coordinating sessions with subject matter experts 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 working with leading people or groups
  • Previous experience working with young people would be advantageous. This could include by way of example a youth worker, social worker, teacher.

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 Emily Downes at the NZRPA on emily.downes@nzrpa.co.nz  

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 Wednesday 25 September 2019 at 5pm