Sport Taranaki
Sportspeople Recruitment

Chief Executive

Sport Taranaki

  • New Plymouth North Island New Zealand
  • Full Time
Closing 5 Apr 2019
Applications 0


  • Leading New Zealand Regional Sport Trust
  • Strategic leadership and stakeholder management focus
  • Enhance the Taranaki community through sport and physical activity

Taranaki is a coastal and mountainous region on the western side of New Zealand's North Island. Sport Taranaki is a charitable trust, established in 1989, dedicated to the promotion of sport and physical recreation in Taranaki.

As one of 18 Regional Sports Trusts across New Zealand, Sport Taranaki services the 118,000 residents of the Taranaki Region including over 200 clubs, 60 schools and 38 Regional Sports Organisations. Sport Taranaki's programmes and services offer something for everyone, with a focus on more people participating in sport, leisure and active recreation.

Sport Taranaki employs 20+ staff who work in a variety of fields ranging across the various age spectrums. Three teams (Business; Capacity and Active Lifestyles; and Community Partnerships) work towards increasing the physical activity levels of individuals to help improve their health through sport and recreation.

The role of Chief Executive is to lead and manage Sport Taranaki to deliver the strategic outcomes as set by the Board. The Chief Executive will provide clear, decisive and effective strategic leadership to the Sport Taranaki Community, develop and maintain a spirit of cooperation, integrity and goodwill.

To be considered for this role you will preferably be tertiary qualified with significant experience in a senior leadership role, ideally from within sport or recreation. You will be a dynamic leader with a proven track record leading and developing teams and staff in successful organisations. With a strong track record in managing like-sized businesses, budgets and resources, your commercial and financial acumen will successfully deliver against strategic objectives whilst building strong networks and relationships across a wide range of stakeholders.

This is a unique opportunity to enhance the lives of Taranaki residents through sport and physical activity.


Employer and Other Details

For more information and news items on all facets of activities, services and programs, visit the Sport Taranaki website or follow on facebook.

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Please note Sportspeople Recruitment will commence screening and interviewing for this role immediately. If you are intending to apply, please do so now to avoid missing out on this opportunity.

Applications close: Close of business Friday 5 April, 2019.

Preferred Format: Candidates must complete and submit the Sportspeople Recruitment Application Form (attached to this advertisement) at the time of applying. The Form contains questions against which we require your specific response prior to considering your application. Sportspeople Recruitment prefers a 2 page letter of introduction and accompanying CV of no more than 6 pages, merged into the Application Form as one MS Word file.

Your application should be sent electronically to with the subject identifier of the email to be formatted as follows: 190229-01 Chief Executive - Sport Taranaki <<Your Name>>

The Chief Executive, Sport Taranaki recruitment assignment is being managed exclusively by Sportspeople Recruitment - a specialist division of People Recruitment Group.

Karen Good

FREECALL NZ 0800 634 388, +61 2 9555 5000, or 021 231 9602

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