The Welsh Rugby Players Association (WRPA) is looking for an experienced and motivated person who will lead the WRPA’S Personal Development Program (PDP) in the Scarlets region.

The WRPA is the trade union for the professional players of Wales which aims to promote and protect the welfare of its members by endeavouring to safeguard their futures both on and off the pitch. Through the collaboration of the players, the Welsh Rugby Union and the four professional regions in Wales the WRPA's PDP endeavours to ensure the Career & Education, Life Skills, Vulnerabilities and Wellbeing needs of all our members are met.

The WRPA wishes to invite applications for the exciting and unique role of Personal Development Manager for the Scarlets.


Mae Cymdeithas Chwaraewyr Rygbi Cymru (WRPA) yn chwilio am berson profiadol ac ysgogol a fydd yn arwain y Rhaglen Datblygiad Personol yn rhanbarth y Scarlets.


Mae’r WRPA yn sefydliad di-elw sy’n anelu at hyrwyddo a diogelu lles ei aelodau trwy geisio diogelu eu dyfodol ar y cae ac oddi arno. Trwy gydweithrediad y chwaraewyr, Undeb Rygbi Cymru a’r pedwar rhanbarth proffesiynol yng Nghymru, mae’r Rhaglen Datblygiad Personol yn ceisio sicrhau bod anghenion yr holl aelodau’n cael eu diwallu ar sail Gyrfa ac Addysg, Sgiliau Bywyd,  Anghydfodau a Lles.


Mae WRPA yn dymuno gwahodd ceisiadau am rôl Rheolwr Datblygiad Personol (Scarlets.)




Job Description

Job Specification

Role Summary:

This position is part of the Welsh Rugby Players Association (WRPA) Personal Development Programme (PDP). The PDP’s focus is to support, guide and assist players in identifying and navigating their individual pathways to success, both on and off the field. It is designed to have an impact on players for life – during and beyond their rugby playing career.

Key focus areas include career, education, life skills development, wellbeing and transition management both into, through and out of the professional rugby environment.

Skills & Experience required:

The PDM role will see the successful candidate interact with senior and academy players in a professional sporting environment on a daily basis. Exceptional communication skills and the ability to build meaningful relationships with players, club officials and external businesses are essential.

A background in rugby and interest in the game is preferable but not essential.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a successful track record in some or all of the following areas:

  • Experience of professional/elite sports environment and the welfare issues faced by professional athletes

  • Experience of career planning and career change with adults

  • Business experience, networks and contacts

  • Experience of learning and development programmes

  • Experience of outplacement and/or recruitment

  • Confident presenting skills and an ability to train groups

  • Experience of performance lifestyle or equivalent programmes within professional/elite sport

  • Experience of coaching and mentoring with adults


Download a full job description and person specification above.


To apply, send your C.V (no more than 2 pages) and a covering letter (no longer than a single page) outlining your suitability to the role to:


Deadline for application is midday Friday, 23rd of April, 2021.

Interviews will be confirmed with successful candidates.