Vacancies

We’re looking for great people to help grow hockey in New Zealand. Here’s where you’ll find current job vacancies around the country in the hockey community.


Hockey New Zealand Performance Network – Performance Coach

Three months ago, Hockey New Zealand signed off a bold initiative (called the Performance Network) to accelerate the development of players, coaches and umpires. It is driven by the need to develop players, coaches and umpires who have the aspiration, the will and the skill to represent New Zealand.

Quality coaching will be fundamental to the success of the Network. For the first time, Hockey NZ will be investing in fulltime coaches who have the opportunity to play a critical part in the development of future Black Sticks. Although based in different parts of the country, with responsibility for the players assigned to them, the coaches will operate as a coaching Team. They will have a passion for sharing learning, leveraging each other’s strengths, growing themselves and the team. In doing this, they will model the Hockey NZ values and the philosophy and principles of the Network.

The Network is a bold initiative because it seeks to achieve something very challenging – to build a strong connection between Community Hockey and High Performance Hockey. The coaches will play an active part in this, by building strong relationships with Association coaches and with the Black Sticks coaches. The purpose of these connections is to ensure learning is shared, communication is consistent and there is alignment around how players develop to become future Black Sticks.

To be part of the coaching team in the Network is to be part of something bigger than the role of the coach. The coaches will play a key role in supporting the Network to start, to grow and ultimately to flourish. They will celebrate the development of players, coaches and umpires who are good people, highly skilled, ready for the Black Sticks environments.

Applications for Performance Coaches in the Network are now open and are invited in writing detailing relevant experience and enclosing your CV to Jacinda Matzer: jacinda.matzer@hockeynz.co.nz.

Please contact Jacinda Matzer for a copy of the job description or the Performance Network Plan: jacinda.matzer@hockeynz.co.nz.

Applications close: 5.00pm on Tuesday, 3 December 2019.


Hockey New Zealand Performance Network – Athlete Pathway Manager

Three months ago, Hockey New Zealand signed off a bold initiative (called the Performance Network) to accelerate the development of players, coaches and umpires. It is driven by the need to develop players, coaches and umpires who have the aspiration, the will and the skill to represent New Zealand.

With people being identified from all across the country there is an importance for our frameworks and pathways to be holistic, easy to understand and to allow monitoring and tracking over time in a meaningful and transparent way. Well led, clear and simple planning of these frameworks will be critical to the success of the network.

The Athlete Pathway Manager will lead the development, establishment and implementation of the Performance Network’s player development strategy, optimising Performance Network player development to increase their readiness for Black Sticks selection. They will have a good understanding of the stages of development, the coaching process and be able to support the planning for players in a collaborative way. Having a knowledge of what the participants are going through and what is needed to be successful in their pursuit of high performance Hockey is of greatest importance.

The initiative will be challenging, and the alignment between the Black Sticks and the community is one that we will build as a team; the Athlete Pathway Manager will play a key role in this by connecting people through leading planning and processes, connecting with Network Coaches, the athlete support providers and working closely with the Black Sticks programme.

Being committed to personal development and continually learning with the Network team will be a strength you will bring. Reflecting on what is new, what is important, what is of the greatest impact and what will support the best outcomes. It is important to connect the team in this way allowing strong cultures to evolve role modelling the values of Hockey NZ and the principles of the Network.

Applications for the Athlete Pathway Manager are now open and are invited in writing detailing relevant experience and enclosing your CV to Jacinda Matzer: jacinda.matzer@hockeynz.co.nz.

Please contact Jacinda Matzer for a copy of the job description or the Performance Network Plan: jacinda.matzer@hockeynz.co.nz.

Applications close: 5.00pm on Tuesday, 3 December 2019.


Chief Executive – Wellington Hockey 

What you’ll be doing

You’ll be ultimately responsible for ‘making great Hockey happen’ and ensuring that positive Hockey experiences are provided for the people of Wellington.

To do this you will lead the organisation in all aspects of its day-to-day operations, providing the foundation and building blocks for success.  You will be actively looking for ways to connect with and help our community.  You will also be supporting the development of a sustainable financial model for WHA, and the development of our staff so they can be successful for and on behalf of our members.

We’d like you to be able to:

  • Manage a budget/ have knowledge of organisational finance
  • Have leadership experience
  • Have a connection to and experience in community level sport, ideally Hockey
  • Have a can do attitude and a track record of delivery
  • Ideally experience of working with a Board
  • Have a real passion for delivering positive outcomes for our community
  • Have had some experience with Trust and Grant Funding applications and management

Closing Date: Friday November 22, 2019

To Apply Email: recruit@wellingtonhockey.org.nz


Community Development Officer – Taranaki Hockey

The Taranaki Hockey Development Officer will be responsible for the planning and delivery of hockey to enable the growth of hockey throughout the Taranaki region. The key responsibilities of the development officer are to;

  • Grow and sustain participation (players, coaches, umpires & volunteers)
  • Strengthen delivery structure, inclusive of volunteers – especially coaches and umpires
  • Improve capability and capacity to deliver (Association, Clubs and Schools)

For the full Job Description Click Here

Closing Date: Friday 22nd November 2019, 12pm.


Chief Executive – Canterbury Hockey

With over 6500 players, outstanding new facilities and multiple world class events and tournaments on offer this is a really exciting time to be involved with Canterbury Hockey.

As the largest by player number in the country and backed by an enthusiastic and growing hockey community this is a superb and unique opportunity for a new Chief Executive.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Successfully managing a diverse range of stakeholder relationships
  • Generating, developing and maintaining revenue streams from traditional and non-traditional sources
  • Ensuring strict financial control, compliance and reporting
  • Driving high-performance outcomes while delivering an exceptional experience for the local community
  • Promoting participation at all levels and delivering high-quality events
  • Effectively managing the organisations resources; assets and facilities
  • Providing strong, modern, high performing and inclusive leadership
  • Leading community engagement with a positive, proactive and effective approach

Key attributes and skills required include:

  • Demonstrated marketing expertise, fund raising and business development capabilities
  • Strong relationship building capabilities and communication skills
  • Highly experienced in leadership and stakeholder management roles
  • Demonstrated financial and commercial acumen, including budget and facilities management.
  • A background in staff management including recruitment, retention, training, upskilling and succession planning
  • Demonstrated knowledge of good governance principles
  • A background in sports and not for profit-based organisations

Previous exposure to and an affinity with the hockey community, its sponsors, supporters and funding partners would also be advantageous.

This really is unique chance to be involved with a thriving community; play an extremely active role in shaping and leading Canterbury Hockey into the future while preserving everything that makes this organisation special.

A challenging but very exciting and rewarding position is what’s on offer here; if you think you have what it takes then please register your interest in confidence to Simon Graham or Katie Tucker at Graham Consulting.

To apply click here


Howick Pakuranga Hockey Club – Premier Women’s Coach

Howick Pakuranga Hockey Club (HPHC)  is seeking a lead coach or coaches for our Premier Women’s hockey team for 2020.  This is an ideal opportunity to join our successful team, strong management and collaborative Club environment.

Key duties involve:

  • Pre-season development, training and trials beginning late January / February 2020
  • Weekly trainings and games in the Intercity Competition, throughout the season March to August.
  • Coaching in the HPHC development programme

The premier coaching roles are remunerated.

If you are interested please send your CV and any enquiries to Diana Dowdle  president@hphockey.org.nz


Hockey Manawatu – Development Officer

The Hockey Manawatu Development Officer will be responsible for the planning and delivery to enable the growth of hockey throughout the Manawatu region. The key responsibilities of the role are to:

  • Grow and sustain participation (players, coaches, umpires & volunteers)
  • Strengthen delivery structure – including players, coaches, officials, volunteers
  • Improve capability and capacity to deliver (Association, Clubs and Schools)

For the Full Job Description: Click Here

Closing Date: 22 November, 2019

To apply contact gm@hockeymanawatu.org.nz