Regional Sport Development Consultant

Website Sport New Zealand


As a Crown agency, Sport New Zealand Ihi Aotearoa is proud to be the kaitiaki of the Aotearoa play, active recreation and sport system, including grassroots to elite sport. We do this through partnership with national play, active recreation and sport organisations, regional sports trusts, local and regional councils, other Government agencies, funders, iwi and other key stakeholders.

Reporting to the Sport Development Lead, the Regional Sport Development Consultant provides leadership and influence in the area of sport development to relevant regional sport trusts and national sport organisations.

The key focus of this role is advocating for the quality of sport experiences for rangatahi aged 12-18 through the¬†Balance is Better¬†philosophy, while contributing at the same time, as part of Sport NZ’s wider Community Activation business unit, to the development and delivery of Sport NZ expertise and learning programmes.

The successful individual will have:

  • a minimum of 5 years’ experience working in leadership and influencing roles, either within the sport and recreation sector or in sectors with transferable skills such as education, corporate or not-for profit
  • comprehensive knowledge of, and credibility in, the sport and recreation sector in either professional or volunteer roles
  • an understanding of how the sport and education sectors interact to deliver quality sporting opportunities to secondary school age young people
  • lived or learnt experience and knowledge which adds to the diversity of thinking of the Sport Development team

Sport NZ is committed to becoming a fully equal opportunity employer who knows equity, diversity and inclusion lead to stronger whanaungatanga and improved organisational performance. We value and embrace differences and diverse ways of thinking and being – staff at Sport NZ Ihi Aotearoa are celebrated for who they are and their unique contributions to our business.

Location is preferable for Auckland, however we also have our main office in Wellington.

Applications close on Sunday, 24 January 2021 – 5pm


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