Position:          Director, Wellington Rugby League Zone of NZRL

Location:         Wellington Region.

Kō wai mātou |About us

Wellington Rugby League Zone (WRL) is an Incorporated Society responsible for the sport in the Wellington to Ōtaki area. It is responsible for club competitions, representative teams and ensuring coaches, managers, trainers, refs and volunteers are supported. Wellington has local and representative competition, masters, premier and junior teams and nine clubs. WRL also works with colleges in the region delivering ‘Leadership through League’ and the ‘Backyard League Programme’ in primary and intermediate schools.

Due to Covid 19 the region will have challenges in the short term but remains solvent with grants from a range of generous sponsors, NZRL and Sport NZ.

WRL are seeking to appoint three directors due to rotation and retirements, which will see the board at seven members. The board are seeking two directors with independence and one with rugby league passion and knowledge. A succession plan for the Chair is also in play.

WRL has in place an experienced team including a general manager and administrator based in Lower Hutt.

Hei whakahere | What we offer

Appointment term: the term is four years with the possibility of reappointment, subject to effective performance and rotation, up to a maximum of two terms.

Location: to ensure regional connection it is desirable for the director to live in the area or have a meaningful connection.

Commitment: Board meetings are held first Monday of each month except January, start at 5.30 and end by 7pm. Virtual meetings, AGM and events supporting the development of the sport in the Greater Wellington region are expected.

The role is voluntary but could be a stepping-stone to the national board or a host of other governance opportunities.

It is important the successful candidate has the time available to undertake the role effectively, taking note of the director’s duty to act with due care, diligence and skill in the best interests of WRL.

He korero mōu | About you

We are looking for:

  1. Proven track record in governance, sport administration or comparable experience
  2. Financial acumen within a modest budget
  3. A commitment to the kaupapa and community connections
  4. Desire to build the sport in the region
  5. Gender diversity and inclusion are a focus

The last three years have seen our women’s game grow exponentially with numbers doubling to now represent 12% of the rugby league playing population. We envisage this momentum continuing in the years to come.

Any member of the Wellington district league or a club can send their CV for consideration.

WRL would be shortlisting for interview end of July 2020 with a full induction and governance training programme for the preferred candidates.

To apply please send your CV to:

Applications close 24 July 2020.