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Personal Development Manager-Manawatu Rugby Union

Manawatu - Palmerston North

This is a contract role for 24 months working approximately 20 hours per week. The ideal candidate would be available for a contract commencing mid-January 2020 or earlier by agreement. 

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 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 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 6 November 2019 at 5.00 p.m.