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Careers at the NRL

Life @ the NRL

At the NRL, everyone is on the same team.

We care about more than just the games played, we care about the community and the positive impact we can have.

By offering a work environment that utilises technology we’re able to provide a more flexible approach to work.

We’re also are on a journey of improving work-life balance by offering two volunteer days per year to each employee and the opportunity to buy additional annual leave. This enables employees to balance work with other commitments or interests.

We give it our all and will continue to do so well after the final whistle.

Why join the NRL?

As an organisation, we are more than just what you see on the field every weekend. Behind the scenes there is a dedicated and talented group of individuals that come together to form the NRL team.

We offer employees a range of opportunities across a variety of departments. These departments include: Finance, Marketing, Football, Commercial, Digital, Legal, Integrity, People & Culture, Operations, Community, Indigenous, Executive, IT, Media, and Government Relations.

It is an exciting time to be part of the NRL with our digital transformation, focus on increasing participation and many other projects to build our game.  

There are many great reasons to work at the NRL, however none more satisfying than the impact our roles can have on the community. Rugby League has always been about the people.

We are also more focused than ever on being an inclusive work place. We have increased the number of indigenous employees to 5.5% of our work force exceeding our Reconciliation Action Plan – but we want to do more.

We are encouraging our female employees to return from maternity leave by paying them superannuation for their unpaid maternity leave which they would have otherwise received if working. Just one of the initiatives we have to try and address the gender pay gap many Australian women face.

We not only want to be a sport for all but an employer that everyone wants to work for.

What we look for in our Employees

You don’t need to play Rugby League to work for the NRL. We are a diverse group of people with a variety of skillsets that have come together with the common purpose of working with the game’s best interests at heart. We hire talented, passionate people who meet our values of Excellence, Inclusiveness, Courage and Teamwork.

Our Purpose

To bring people together for the best sports and entertainment experience.

Our Beliefs

We are Inclusive

True to our roots, we welcome everyone to Rugby League, regardless of race, colour, religion, disability, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, or age. We proudly and publicly stand against intolerance and bigotry, and will actively campaign against it. We treat everyone fairly and equally.

We are Positive

We always talk the game up, not down. The glass is always half full. When there are clouds, we always focus on the silver linings. We take seriously Rugby League's ability to change individuals and communities for the better, and always operate from this stance of positivity.

We are United

For Rugby League to thrive, we all have to pull together in one direction. We are all on the same team - players, clubs, governing bodies, partners, fans, our communities. What benefits one of us, benefits all of us. What harms one of us, harms all of us. We stand undivided.

We are Disciplined

We operate strategically - not reactively - with a sense of calm, and in a considered manner. We do what we say we'll do, consistently. We turn up, time after time. We hold the line.

Current Opportunities

Acknowledgement of Country

National Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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