Sportspeople Recruitment

Head of High Performance Coaching

High Performance Sport New Zealand

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  • Auckland North Island New Zealand
  • Full Time
24 Aug 2022
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  • Lead, develop and support the HPSNZ High Performance (HP) Coaching Team
  • Bring to life the HPSNZ vision for world class coaches in a national system where coaching is prioritised
  • Auckland location

High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) works in partnership with National Sport Organisations (NSOs) to support athletes and coaches to deliver performances on the world stage that inspire the nation and communities. HPSNZ also works in in partnership to target specific sports and campaigns, contribute specialist performance support resources and expertise, and provide strategic investment to enable success.

Coaching is a top priority for HPSNZ. New Zealand has a small talent base of coaches, so it is critical that HPSNZ support for coaches assists them to accelerate their development and performance.

Reporting to the General Manager - Performance Partnerships, the Head of High Performance (HP) Coaching is responsible for bringing to life the HPSNZ vision for coaching - world class coaches, in a system where coaching is prioritised and coaches are highly valued - and in so doing, ensure that athletes have the coaching they need to win. A fundamental enabler is the partnership with NSOs.

This role will lead HPSNZ’s HP Coaching Consultants and the Manager of the Coach Accelerator Programme and will lead the implementation and delivery of the HPSNZ Coaching Pathway.

The role will suit candidates experienced in influencing and facilitating behavioural change in people and organisations, and with a strong understanding of the New Zealand sports landscape. These experiences may have been gained directly in high performance sport either as a Head Coach or High Performance Director or alternatively through working in a leadership, coaching or mentoring capacity with high achievers. Regardless, candidates will need to demonstrate a clear understanding of the requirements of high performance coaches and best practice in high performance coaching.

This is a unique opportunity to bring to life the HPSNZ vision for world class coaches in a national system where coaching is prioritised.

The Head of High Performance Coaching - High Performance Sport New Zealand search and recruitment process is being managed exclusively by Sportspeople Recruitment - a specialist division of People Recruitment Group.

If you are intending to apply, please do so now - we reserve the right to close the role early if sufficient merit applications are received.

Candidates attending the Commonwealth Games are invited to submit a formal Expression of Interest ASAP if unable to prepare a comprehensive application.

In the first instance general enquiries should be directed to Scott Oakhill on +61 408 258 337, FREECALL NZ 0800 634 388 or +61 2 9555 5000.

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