The Rugby Union Players’ Association was established to represent and support the interests of its members; the professional Rugby players of Australia, and the game more broadly. Membership comprises players from the Wallabies, NSW Waratahs, Queensland Reds, Brumbies Rugby, Melbourne Rebels, Western Force, Australian Men’s & Women’s Rugby Sevens squads, Wallaroos, and past professional players since 1996. RUPA’s mission is to support its members to be better people, become better players, and live their best lives.
The General Manager - Player Services, is head of all player-facing RUPA services and is responsible for managing RUPA’s administrative functions and day-to-day operations.
The position will require strategic planning, relationship building with Rugby stakeholders, innovation, and superior communication & time management skills.
The General Manager is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with Rugby stakeholders including players, accredited agents, board directors, rugby body staff, and corporate partners. The leadership of the player services function is achieved through:
- Financial responsibility and internal governance;
- Collective Bargaining and Advocacy;
- Player Administration including insurance, health, and safety;
- Management of player commercial rights;
- Management of the Australian Rugby Agent Accreditation Scheme.
This is an exciting opportunity to join an organisation that protects, promotes, and safeguards the rights of Rugby players. To be successful in this position, you will have sound financial or legal qualifications, a high level of commercial acumen, along with first-class relationship and interpersonal skills.