Education & Training
Waikato Rugby 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 full-time, permanent role based in Hamilton.
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 will 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. The ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to develop a strategy and monitor the case management of individuals will be critical.