Established in 2009, Upper Central Zone Rugby League (UCZ) is a non-profit organisation made up of four District Leagues, three Referee Associations and has 44 clubs, over 6,200 registered players and some exceptional volunteers.

As the Zonal body of the New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL) our purpose is to lead, develop, foster and promote Rugby League in conjunction with the Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Coastline and Gisborne Tairawhiti Districts. Our goal is to work collaboratively with a range of partners to create the best platform for Rugby League to grow and excel.

Our philosophy is simple; we believe sport should be a fun and positive experience for everyone involved. We are currently working with the NZRL, Regional Sports Trusts, District Leagues and Clubs, to ensure that our future has a solid platform, and is encouraging success from the grassroots to the top of the game.

About the role

The Upper Central Zone Rugby League is in search of a “smooth operator”. With our annual calendar full of activities and events, we are looking for an enthusiastic professional who will manage the delivery of key Rugby League events and the general operational needs of the organisation.

This role requires someone who can take an idea, develop the plan and execute it with precision.

We invite applications from people who demonstrate:

Leadership in a team environment.
Strong project and event management skills and experience in managing volunteers.
High levels of organisational, administrative, planning and reporting skills.
A meticulous eye for detail.
Outstanding communication and networking competencies.
Confidence in presenting to large groups.
Good customer service skills (listening, communication and mediation skills).
Ability to remain calm and perform under pressure while managing a busy workload.
Ability to work well as part of a team and willing to “get your hands dirty”.
A “get the job done” attitude.

For a Job Description or any enquiries should be directed to Mel Bennett – General Manager, mel.b@nzrl.co.nz

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Applications close at 12.00pm, Friday 2nd March. Successful applicants will be interviewed on Wednesday 7th or Thursday 8th of March at Sport Bay of Plenty in Tauranga.

Skills and experience

KEY COMPETENCIES

Strong project management skills and experience in managing volunteers.
High levels of organisational, administrative, planning and reporting skills.
Outstanding communication and networking competencies.
Follows and understands the importance of safe financial management practices.
Good customer service skills (listening, communication and mediation skills).
Able to remain calm and perform under pressure.
Able to work well as part of a team and/or unsupervised.


QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE

Tertiary qualification in preferably sport management, event management or relevant experience.
Experience in project and event management.

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