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Full time Role with Wairarapa Bush Rugby Union

Full time Role with Wairarapa Bush Rugby Union
Women’s and Junior Rugby Manager (based in Masterton)
Start date: February/March 2024

WBRU is pleased to announce as part of our Strategic Plan and with growth in our women and junior rugby across the Union, we are looking to appoint a full-time Women’s Rugby and Junior Rugby Manager (based in Masterton)

Summary Position Description

  • Lead Women’s Rugby in the Union, including the development and delivery of the Women’s strategy at a local and national level.
  • Provide management and support to the WBRU Junior Advisory Board (JAB) including the highly successful junior rugby carnivals, tournaments and development programs.
  • Deliver Rippa programs across the union.
  • Assist in delivering Small Blacks and Rugby Smart Courses.

What we are looking for from the successful applicant?

  • A genuine passion for rugby and sports, with experience gained through being involved in rugby or other sport codes.
  • 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 strong 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, vehicle and benefits.
  • 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: Friday 19 January 2024