Canterbury Rugby Football Union, in partnership with New Zealand Rugby (NZR) and the New Zealand Rugby Players’ Association (NZRPA), are looking for a new Personal Development Manager. This is a contract role for 24 months working approximately 24 hours per week. The ideal candidate would be available for a contract commencing January 2022.

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 This could involve you facilitating group learning, coordinating sessions with subject matter experts as well as working with players at an individual level. You will also be involved in providing pastoral care and individual support to players, helping them develop as people as well as athletes.

To be successful in this role you will have:

If this sounds like you, please submit your covering letter and CV through the submit function on this site.

For more information please refer to the attached position description or contact Emily Downes at the NZRPA on

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 Friday 12th November at 5.00 p.m.

For a copy of the Job Description visit PDM-JD-Canterbury.docx