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The Wairarapa-Bush Rugby Union invites applications for two vacancies tor the position of independent Board Member.

The two vacancies are tor a three year term. commencing 9th May 2016.

The Wairarapa-Bush Rugby Union’s purpose is to lead, grow, support and promote rugby in the region. The organisation is responsible for both the delivery of community rugby as well as representative teams, including the Premier team in the Heartland Championship. in partnership with the local clubs it contributes to the fabric of the local community by providing sate and enjoyable sporting opportunities. The Union has a turnover in excess of $750,000 and over 2.500 registered players.

The roles require a corporate governance focus with responsibilities for setting the strategic directions for rugby in the Wairarapa-Bush region and monitoring the performance of all aspects of the business, while taking into account the interests of all relevant stakeholders. The selection panel will make their decision based on a set skills matrix that requires candidates with experience in:

  • Finance and Business
  • Legal and Human Resources
  • Sports Governance
  • Marketing and Revenue Generation

Although knowledge of and empathy for rugby are beneficial, it is not necessarily a pre-requisite of the positions.

Independent Board Members must not be, or an appointment must immediately ease to be, either an employee of the Wairarapa-Bush Rugby Union, or a member of the Council of Clubs. The appointments are for an initial 3 year term and are appointed, not elected, positions.

All applications should include a CV, confirmation of independence as defined above, and an appropriate covering letter.

They should be forwarded to:
Tony Hargood CEO
Wairarapa-Bush Rugby Union
PO Box 372, Masterton 5840

Applications close 5pm Monday 14th March 2016


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