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Position Vacant: Wellington Axemen Game Development Officer

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Wellington Football Club is seeking a highly self-motivated individual who understands Wellington Club Rugby. This person will be willing to go the extra mile for the club, is able to work with a variety of stakeholders and can develop the role as they see the need.


The person will be responsible for:

  • The successful delivery of the WRFU community plan
  • The recruitment, development and retention of both players and coaches across the junior and senior club
  • The professional review of Coaches and Managers for their development
  • The physical and social welfare of club players 
  • Epitomising the values of ‘The Axemen’
  • The achievement of general club duties
  • The development of mutually valuable relationships with specific internal and external parties to achieve the goals of the Club and the position


Measures of success:

  • WRFU Community Plan score
  • Team and Player numbers, new and returning
  • Teams Performance and Positions in their respective competitions
  • Efficient utilisation of budgets
  • Feedback from all Club Coaches and Managers



  • Excellent people skills including written and oral communication
  • An intrinsic understanding of the game of rugby
  • A clear position on club rugby and its importance to the game
  • If not already in place, the development of a network of well positioned contacts who can assist the achievement of the roles success



  • World Rugby Level Two Coaching Certificate or higher
  • World Rugby Educator
  • Coach the Coaches qualifications


Expression of Interest by 30 June 2019 to Lucy Barry -
Start Date by 1 October 2019, earlier if possible.