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.


Vantage Black Sticks Women’s Assistant Coach

Hockey New Zealand’s vision is to be the World’s Best Hockey Nation. Affiliated to the International Hockey Federation (FIH) the Vantage Black Sticks Women’s National Team is New Zealand’s pinnacle High-Performance Women’s hockey team and represents New Zealand Hockey at all targeted international events. 

Quality coaching is fundamental to the success of the Women’s National Team. This full time coaching role is designed to support the National Programme targeting Tokyo 2021 and the Commonwealth Games and World Cup in 2022. The purpose of this role is to work closely with the Head Coach to assist the development of the performance capacity of the Black Stick’s Women’s team and supporting the National Programme. 

This key role will be focused on individual and team coaching, planning and monitoring, daily performance environments and contribution to the leadership, planning and development of the Women’s High-Performance programme overall. 

To be considered for this role, you will have: 

  • A detailed and systematic approach to achieving High-Performance outcomes 
  • Knowledge of international trends and current game developments 
  • Experience of holistic athlete development in a coaching capacity 
  • Experience building and managing trusted relationships with others 
  • Experience and proven capability in the holistic development of athletes and programmes 
  • Strong initiative and problem-solving ability 

To be part of the Black Sticks Women’s programme is to be part of something bigger than the role of the coach. The coach will play a key role in supporting the galvanisation of a team and organisation, they will celebrate the success of the individuals and the team. 

This is a challenging and exciting role with an opportunity to grow in a well-supported environment. 

For a copy of the position Job Description, please request from Jacinda Matzer, jacinda.matzer@hockeynz.co.nz. 

All applications, including cover letter, CV and other relevant experience applicable to the role, are to be received by Jacinda Matzer, jacinda.matzer@hockeynz.co.nz. 

Applications Close: 5.00 pm, Friday, 2 October 2020 


Vantage Black Sticks Women’s Manager

Hockey New Zealand’s vision is to be the World’s Best Hockey Nation. Affiliated to the International Hockey Federation (FIH) the Vantage Black Sticks Women’s National Team is New Zealand’s pinnacle High-Performance Women’s hockey team and represents New Zealand Hockey at all targeted international events. 

With the evolution of High-Performance programmes and pinnacle events that include the Olympic Games, Pro League and centralised training, there is an importance for our teams and people to operate together with clarity and simplicity. Delivering easy to understand and inclusive processes that are well led is critical to the success of the Black Sticks programme. 

This full-time management role is designed to support the National Programme targeting Tokyo 2021 and the Commonwealth Games and World Cup in 2022. The purpose of this role is to work closely with the Head Coach to build and champion the culture and values of the team ensuring a holistic approach and focus on the process to increase the performance capacity of the Black Stick’s Women’s team and supporting the National Programme. 

The VBSW manager will contribute to the direction and long-term development of the Vantage Black Sticks Women’s high-performance programme and ensure open, transparent communication is in place. They will have a good understanding of winning and professional environments, health and safety, and operate with attention to detail. Having a knowledge of what the participants are going through and what is needed to be successful in their pursuit is of greatest importance. 

As a strong and effective communicator, you will be able to provide challenge and support where required, exercise sound judgement to move on decisions, and go about your work in an inclusive and collaborative way. These are high-pressure environments and your adaptability and ability to negotiate complexity will add value to the individuals, the team and the organisation, allowing a strong culture to evolve. 

For a copy of the position Job Description, please request from Jacinda Matzer, jacinda.matzer@hockeynz.co.nz. 

All applications, including cover letter, CV and other relevant experience applicable to the role, are to be received by Jacinda Matzer, jacinda.matzer@hockeynz.co.nz. 

Applications Close: 5.00 pm, Friday, 2 October 2020 


Hockey New Zealand – Chief Executive Officer

Hockey New Zealand has emerged as a leading national sports organisation both on and off the field, and the sport is alive with growth and opportunity. High world rankings for both national teams, the development of quality national programmes for community sport, the growth in the sport’s profile, and the delivery of strong events and tournaments have resulted in a significant increase in profile and participation.

The board now seeks to appoint a CEO to lead the organisation to even greater achievement, both domestically and internationally.

The CEO will ensure that the future of hockey is enhanced from a strategic and financial perspective. Crucial to this will be the very effective management of relationships with stakeholders; including commercial partners, funders, media and the wider hockey community so that there is a common understanding and commitment to the future direction of the sport. Leadership skills that engage staff and enable the development of the game from ‘grass roots’ to the elite level, and that strengthen the organisation’s resources base, will be further key skills sought.

To view further information on this role, please click on this Candidate Briefing Information

Candidates can download a position description and apply online at www.sheffield.co.nz. To apply by email, please attach your cover letter and CV and send to cvakl@sheffield.co.nz quoting 7229NZH. Applications close on 14 September 2020. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

For more information please phone Ian Taylor on 027 487 7424 or Raewyn Brown 021 917 203 or click here.