Wellbeing Manager – Officiating National Rugby League Limited


At the National Rugby League (NRL) we’re very proud of our game and the impact it has on players, fans and communities.  Rugby League is an inclusive sport for everyone.  Our workplace champions inclusion and celebrates diversity.  
We have an exciting opportunity to join our NRL Wellbeing Network as the Wellbeing Manager for our Elite Officials on a part time basis. The Wellbeing Manager will contribute to the vision of empowering our people to be better for being part of Rugby League. This role has a specific focus on caring and developing our Elite Match Official’s through proactive and reactive wellbeing support.
We are looking for a team player who understands the complex issues facing professional athletes relating to career and personal development. You’ll be excellent at building relationships, a strong communicator and an excellent listener.
In the role you will:

  • Provide proactive and reactive Wellbeing support to the NRL Match Officials
  • Lead the development and implementation of the NRL Match Official Wellbeing and Education strategy
  • Provide regular educational sessions that are aimed at increasing the mental health literacy and destigmatising the presence of mental ill health
  • Guide every Match Official in the development of an individual Wellbeing plan including proactive support around all pillars of Wellbeing
  • Assist Match Officials transitioning into the Elite space through to retirement through employment networking and professional development opportunities

Ideally you will have:

  • Certificate IV in Elite Athlete Wellbeing and/or Certificate IV in Career Development or equivalent post-secondary school qualifications in counselling, education, youth work or human resource related areas
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Experience working in a mentoring, counselling, or coaching role
  • An understanding of the complex issues facing professional athletes relating to career and personal development
  • Ability to communicate and present effectively to individuals and groups at all levels and ages
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills with the capacity to build strategic networks

Whilst we look for qualifications and experience, we also look for people who share the same beliefs as our organisation – we are UNITED, POSITIVE, INCLUSIVE & DISCIPLINED.
Should you meet most of the criteria and share our beliefs, please apply.
The NRL is a child-safe organisation committed to providing a safe place for all children to learn and have fun. We have strong recruitment procedures to make sure the safest and most suitable people work with us and require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment, a process that will include, but is not limited to comprehensive reference checks, an identity check, “Working with Children” checks and/or national criminal history checks.



National Rugby League Limited

Job Salary

Part time