Jobs at ARU



Join the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) and ignite passion in the next generation of Rugby players, volunteers and fans in the Pacific and Australia. The ARU, is the governing body of Rugby Union in Australia and is seeking applications for the position of a Pacific and Community Engagement Manager.

With renewed focus on rugby’s core values, Rugby’s vision is - “to ignite passion, build character and create an inclusive rugby community.”

A central pillar underpinning this vision is to expand participation into new and diverse markets.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives, by working with Rugby Unions in PNG, Samoa and the Solomon Islands and translating these insights, to reach diverse communities in Australia. At a time when the game is experiencing unprecedented growth in the Pacific, the role will set the foundations to ensure Rugby is fun, safe and inclusive – a sport for all.

We believe Rugby has a unique offering based on the values of passion, integrity, discipline, respect and teamwork. Rugby’s ability to connect people makes it a powerful vehicle to improve health, education and social cohesion outcomes.

Although this is a Department Foreign Affairs and Trade funded position, in partnership with the Australian Sports Commission and International Rugby Board, initially for a period of twelve months, the program has been funded through to 2017. The ARU will provide a collaborative, value-based, respectful and empowering environment in which to work.

The successful applicant, who will report directly to the ARU General Manager Rugby Participation, will have a university degree, together with strong verbal and written communication skills, extensive experience in partnership management and a proven capacity to handle cultural sensitivities in an appropriate and productive manner. It is also desirable to have experience in implementing targeted community development programs in the Pacific, as well as project and financial management experience.

The Pacific and Community Engagement Manager will contribute towards defining the ARU’s Pacific and Community strategic direction and be accountable for implementing it. As Rugby is set to make its return to the Olympic Games in 2016, this is an outstanding opportunity to take ownership for a transformational strategy that aims to ensure Rugby is relevant today and into the future.

To apply please send your CV and cover letter supporting your application to Rachel Buckling at Alternatively, you can call on +61 2 80055528 for a confidential discussion.

Applications close Monday, 14 July 2014