National Rugby League


Australia, Queensland, Brisbane

Salary Range


Contract Type

Full Time

Closing Date

11 May 2023

Job Description

  • Educate coaches and sports trainers in community rugby
  • Promote and support best practice
  • Grow sport via pathways and education!

The NRL Game Development & Participation team have an exciting opportunity for a Game Development Officer – Education (Brisbane North) to join the team! This position educates coaches and sports trainers in community rugby league clubs and schools to create a pipeline of accredited and capable coaches in the region.  This role works closely with Game Development Officers, The Education Delivery Lead, The NRL Education team, Club Support Coordinators and League Operation Coordinators within their Area/Region and with peers across the state to promote and support best practice in Community Rugby League.

The team is responsible for growing the Sport, through programs, pathways and Education.  The successful candidate for this role will be self-motivated, energetic and enthusiastic about Rugby League. You will be passionate about making a positive difference to people’s lives and growing the game of Rugby League.

In this role you will;

  • Coordinate and deliver training and maintain accreditation programs for coaches and sports trainers
  • Provide education development and compliance through strong administration and volunteer support
  • Plan and deliver programs and initiatives to meet the defined objectives of the area
  • Produce area reports and provide input into education programs
  • Assist in the training and accreditation of staff in the area to meet NRL requirements
  • Liaise with key stakeholders to facilitate their competitions and development activities
  • Build and maintain exceptional relationships with community rugby league clubs, State leagues, National and State sporting agencies, NRL Clubs and schools and communities

Ideally your experience will include

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications combined with experience in the sports industry which may include Junior Rugby League coaching, teaching, first aid and admin experience
  • Experience in course delivery and facilitation
  • Highly effective communication and relationship building skills
  • Drivers Licence
  • Current Working with Children credentials and a proven background of working with children

Should you meet most of the criteria and share our beliefs, please apply.

The NRL is committed to providing a child-safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives.  Particular attention is paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children, culturally and/or linguistically diverse children, as well as the safety of children with a disability. 

Every person involved in rugby league has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role they play to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people.  The NRL have strong recruitment procedures with extensive screening of applicants including comprehensive reference checks, identity checks, “Working with Children” checks and/or national criminal history checks to ensure the safest and most suitable people work with us.

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