JOB TITLE: NZRL New Zealand Resident 18s School Manager   

HOURS OF WORK: This is a voluntary role that requires a commitment of some weekend work and a camp for the campaign.

APPOINTMENT TERM: One (1) year plus an additional one (1) year pending campaign review. 

REPORT TO: General Manager of High Performance and Kiwis and National Teams Manager


New Zealand Rugby League:

Rugby league has played a significant part in New Zealand sport for over 100 years. Formed in 1910, New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL) is the governing body for the sport of rugby league in New Zealand. With the recent COVID – 19 Pandemic, the New Zealand Border restrictions have hindered the opportunity for our NZRL NZ Resident teams to travel or invite international teams to play here. The New Zealand Schools team will be comprised of identified players from the Auckland Rugby League Secondary Schools competition as well as those who meet the age restrictions and are registered in full-time study

New Zealand Rugby League goals:

•           Rugby league enjoyed by more people

•           A financially sustainable NZ Game

•           Women’s game thriving and enhanced opportunities for women in the game

•           Kiwis and Kiwi Ferns inspirational & aspirational

•           NZRL to be a model modern sports organisation

Through our “More Than A Game” philosophy, NZRL aspires to transform lives and community wellbeing through Rugby League.

Underpinning this philosophy is The Kiwi Way. 

We are diverse, we call New Zealand home and therefore we are all Kiwis.

We are inclusive, respectful and humble

We are responsible

We are innovative and courageous

We are family first


Team Manager will be the key person responsible for liaising between the team and NZRL. As part of the management team, you will be a role model for the players and other management staff members. There is an expectation that all management staff will adhere to the NZRL pledge and live these values.


Campaign dates:

Thursday 5th – Sunday 8th November 2020; Auckland based

Fixture date:

Sunday 8th November 2020; Auckland

Key Responsibilities:

  • Key logistical contact for team with the NZRL High-Performance team
  • Maintain a current list of players in the squad along with appropriate contact details and health/emergency information
  • Manage all travel, accommodation, apparel and meal requirements for the team
  • Account for and manage all campaign financial matters
  • Assist team management in any reasonable manner to ensure the smooth operation of the team/campaign and match day
  • Where appropriate receive and return team equipment and uniforms to NZRL after the campaign
  • Co-ordinate the team photo with the designated photographer providing full names spelt correctly


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Holds a current and valid NZRL Level 1 Manager’s certificate
  • NZRL Zone 17s or Premier club level experience preferred
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a relevant role
  • The ability to plan and prioritise their own tasks and activities
  • Strong communication and organisation skills
  • Leadership and diplomacy skills

Planning and Reporting:

  • Prepare Report in NZRL prescribed format to be completed within the agreed deadline
  • Assessment of the suitability of suppliers used for Team needs in terms of cost versus quality

Personal Attributes:

  • Shows initiative and determination to finish all duties and specified tasks
  • Highly motivated and determined to achieve any given task and/or challenges that may be faced
  • Flexible and understanding of different cultures and backgrounds when dealing with people
  • Have a ‘can do’ attitude to all tasks and challenges
  • Be honest in all dealings

Application process:

To register interest for the above position, please email your team management C.V and a Cover Letter to the Kiwis & National Teams Manager (Nadene Conlon) no later than EOB Wednesday 21st October 2020.