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People & Capability Manager - New Zealand Rugby


  • Work for one of New Zealand’s most iconic brands, this isn’t your average HR job!
  • January 2022 start date
  • A varied role with a mix of operational and strategic work

The Opportunity

Are you an experienced HR generalist looking for your next challenge?  New Zealand Rugby is looking for a People & Capability Manager to manage and lead our small P&C team starting in January 2022.

Reporting to the General Manager People, Safety & Wellbeing, with a focus on our corporate employees, you will lead a wide range of people programmes and cyclical activities. From employee engagement, performance and remuneration, overseeing payroll to developing and delivering  practical people initiatives, this role is hugely varied and offers a mix of operational and strategic work.

NZR is a team-based environment. To be successful you will be confident, engaging and enjoy working closely with business stakeholders daily, you will bring a sense of energy and have experience offering practical HR solutions and advice.

To ensure you are set up for success you’ll need to have experience in a senior/generalist HR role and have experience delivering and leading P&C programmes, leading and contributing to projects to deliver strategic people solutions and have up to date knowledge of NZ legislation.

About Us

At NZR we love what we do, we work hard and have fun! You’ll be joining a team of awesome people who are passionate about the game and each other, and you’ll be backed with support to thrive in your role. We know that life isn’t all about work, so we are open to flexible working options.

We value diversity and inclusion and are committed to improving our cultural responsiveness. We embrace and respect each other’s values and we are so proud to be Rainbow Tick certified. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and walks of life.

Apply Now

If you are looking to join a fantastic group of people and think you have what it takes, then don’t delay, submit your CV and cover letter now!

Opportunities like this don’t come up often, don’t wait until the closing date to apply as we will be reviewing applications as we go. Applications close at midday, Sunday 5 December 2021.

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To be considered for this position you must be legally entitled to work in Aotearoa New Zealand and obtain a clear MOJ check.