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Position TitleBMX National Performance Hub Coach
Short DescriptionAre you passionate about BMX? Do you have the drive and desire to guide the development of our next generation BMX stars and systematically increase the quality and quantity of riders available to the Cycling New Zealand High Performance Programme?
EmployerCycling New Zealand
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CyclingNZ
Work TypeFull Time
SalaryNot stated
LocationCambridge, Nth Island, New Zealand
Detailed Description

Cycling New Zealand is the National Sports Organisation for all cycling codes in New Zealand, representing the interests of Road, Track, Mountain Bike, BMX, and Schools Cycling.

Our key targeted outcomes are:

  • Increased medal success internationally
  • Growth in participation and membership
  • More role models for New Zealand and cycling
  • A strong, healthy, and sustainable organisation

To continue to grow our high performance success, Cycling New Zealand is implementing an athlete development strategy, designed to systematically increase the quality and quantity of riders to feed into the National High Performance Programme.

The BMX National Performance Hub (BMX NPH) has been established by Cycling New Zealand in partnership with national and regional entities, and is aligned with the Cycling New Zealand Cycling Performance Hubs (CPH's).  

Cycling New Zealand considers the following drivers to be critical to steering the success of the Hubs strategy:

  • Well-articulated and communicated athlete pathways that have clear alignment with the Cycling New Zealand High Performance Programme;
  • World class development coaching;
  • Benchmarking against world performance standards; 
  • Structured high quality performance planning including live individual performance plans (IPPs) for all targeted riders;
  • Appropriate and well planned athletes performance support;
  • Extensive collaboration and sharing of knowledge across all HPCs;
  • The creation of a high quality learning HP environment and culture that athletes and coaches thrive in, and strive to be part of.

Cycling New Zealand intends to employ one full-time coach for this role. This coach will report directly to and be managed on a daily basis by the Cycling New Zealand High Performance Athlete Development Leader, with the assistance of key regional or code specific people.

These performance hub coaching roles are targeted to also provide a high performance coaching pathway for aspiring coaches. 

This role will be based in Cambridge and will support the National development of the sport of BMX. The successful candidate will systematically increase the quality and quantity of riders available to the Cycling New Zealand High Performance Programme from all over New Zealand.

To succeed in this role you will have BMX coaching skills and experiences relevant to developing athletes. An understanding of sport science/sports medicine and its impact on rider performance in developing athletes, and the ability to critically appraise scientific performance data is also required. Excellent communication skills are essential, as is the ability to develop successful relationships with external stakeholders, regional and club bodies, and athletes. Tertiary qualifications are desirable, but not necessary.

Domestic and international travel may occasionally be required in this role.

This is an exciting, fast-paced and energetic environment, in a dedicated team developing New Zealand's next elite athletes. So, if you are someone with a passion for BMX and delivering excellent outcomes, then this is definitely the next role for you.

Selection Criteria Essential
  • Please refer to the Position Overview attached.
Desirable
Closing Date 30 Nov 2017
Other Details

If you have any questions please direct these to Cycling New Zealand’s High Performance Athlete Development Leader Graeme Hunn via email at graeme.hunn@cyclingnewzealand.nz or by phone on +64 27 598 7457.

The various Regional Performance Hub Coaches will be recruited over the following timelines:

  • Waikato / Bay of Plenty (Cambridge) - Coach commenced
  • MTB National Performance Centre (Rotorua) - Coach commenced
  • Southern (Southland, Otago) (Invercargill) - Coach commenced
  • Auckland (Auckland) - Coach commenced
  • Canterbury (supporting Tasman) (Christchurch) - Recruiting November 2017
  • Central Region (WCNI, ECNI, Wellington) - early 2018
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NameFaye Christensen
Email faye.christensen@cyclingnewzealand.nz
 
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How To Apply

Please complete attached Application Form and email along with a cover letter and curriculum vitae, to Faye Christensen at  faye.christensen@cyclingnewzealand.nz by 5:00pm Thursday 30th November 2017.

 Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand
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