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Exciting New Position – Full time Role with WBRU

Exciting New Position – Full time Role with Wairarapa Bush Rugby Union

Junior Rugby and Rugby Development Manager (based in South Wairarapa)

Start date: February 2022

WBRU is pleased to announce as part of our 2022 and 2023 Strategic Plan and with growth in our rugby across the Wairarapa, we are looking to appoint a full-time Junior Rugby and Rugby Development Manager, to be based primarily in the South Wairarapa.

Position Description

  • Implement the 2022/23 Junior Rugby strategy across the union
  • Provide management and support of the WBRU Junior Advisory Board (JAB)
  • Deliver Rippa programs across the South Wairarapa
  • Deliver Small Blacks and Rugby Smart Courses across the South Wairarapa
  • Implement Junior rugby tournaments and development programs
  • Provide direct support to the South Wairarapa clubs and Schools
  • Manage the whole of the Junior Rugby registration process across the union
  • Assist the Game Development Manager in the promotion of Women’s and College rugby

Do you have;

  • A passion for rugby and sports with experience gained through being involved in rugby or other sports,
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbally,
  • Ability to organise and run successful game day events (e.g. Rippa tournaments and rugby competitions),
  • Analytical and IT skills,
  • An understanding of working with volunteers and volunteer organisations,
  • A flexible and people orientated approach to their work and,
  • A very strong self-motivated approach with high level of delivering great experiences for our rugby community

What WBRU will provide;

  • Competitive salary and vehicle,
  • Professional development through WBRU and NZRU,
  • Flexible hours, as we understand sport operates outside normal business hours,
  • Being part of an organisation that operates at a local and national level.
  • A supportive environment which continues to challenge the norm and puts our rugby stakeholders at the forefront of all of our decisions.

For further information or for confidential discussions, please contact Tony Hargood (Chief Executive Officer) on 0274-738-367 or

Applications close: 20 January 2022