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Future Director (Board Intern)

Are you passionate about sport, recreation and your community?

In partnership with Sport New Zealand, Sport Wellington is offering a twelve-month Future Director position (internship). The Wellington based Regional Sports Trust is the inaugural recipient of the Governance Mark for sport and recreation in New Zealand. As such, the Future Director will have a good practice environment to learn and develop in.

The Future Director is not a formal member of the Board but is expected to fully participate in Board processes and discussions. The position is unpaid but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. Both organisations encourage applications that further diversity within sector boards. We are also interested in student applicants from tertiary level as well.

Essential requirements are a love of sport, a desire to make a real difference to your community, make an impact towards rangatahi (young people) and experience or an interest in governance. We are looking for individuals who have:

  • An interest in developing further governance experience;
  • An understanding of or involvement in community sport; and
  • An ability to augment board diversity e.g. gender, age, ethnicity, perspective

The placement will include a lead support director from within the current Board and a third-party mentor experienced in governance and familiar with the sector. Both organisations will ensure development and learning opportunities are provided.

Please note this is a voluntary position.

Applicants should be received via email: Please include a governance CV and cover letter addressed to: “Future Director 2020 position, The Chair, Sport Wellington”.

Applications close 21st October 2019 at 5pm.


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Wellington Rowing Club- Operations Manager

Wellington Rowing Club is the largest rowing club in the Wellington Region with approximately 250 active and university members. Its development program has produced many RPC and New Zealand representatives over the years.

Over recent years the WRC has performed to distinction, winning the Rowing New Zealand, Rowing Club of the Year in 2015/16 and being a finalist for the past two years in the Sport Wellington sports club of the year category.

Based on the waterfront bordering Whairepo Lagoon in central Wellington, the Club offers excellent training facilities with a full boatshed, erg training room and function centre. WRC also has a base at the Northern end of the harbour as part of the Wellington Rowing Associations shed in Petone.


The role of WRC Operations Manager is a new role that has the capacity to touch on many aspects of WRC operations. Primarily the role is to assist the Club Captain.

This role reports to the Club Captain and is supported/supports the WRC Board/Committee which meets monthly throughout the year. The current committee brings an excellent range of skills to the table and has a genuine passion for the sport and the Club.

We are looking for someone who has a strong sporting and sports administration background. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Social Media/Website experience is advantageous.


• Directly reports to the Club Captain/Vice Captain


• Assist the Club captain/Vice Captain to; Coordinate the volunteer group for WRC;  Coordinate club/schools/university/masters’ training schedule, camps, regatta logistics, away weekends, plant usage; Coordinate scheduled coaches meeting dates, bookings with Wharewaka and refreshments; Maintain a WRC wide communication list/emails/cell numbers; Attend monthly WRC club meetings; Administer/clerical duties for CC/VC

• Update WRC information / bulletin board downstairs (upcoming events/committee/officers etc)

• Assist the safety officer to ensure compliance with coach boat courses and membership requirements.

• Liaise with WRC cleaners/ maintenance sub-contractors / CC as & where asked/needed by CC/committee or CC/VC as time permits

• Assist Maintenance team as/where needed

• Assist the grants officer with fundraising applications

• Assist the communications officer with the WRC newsletter

• Update/maintain the WRC asset list for insurance purposes with Treasurer

• Assist the committee as/where needed


Remuneration is negotiable for the person with the right skills and experience. The current nominal rate is $25+Gst per hour.
The role is part time and of higher intensity for the Summer season of rowing (1 Oct – 30 March) and a lower commitment over the Winter (1 April – 30 Sept). We expect 15 hours per week for the Summer months and 10 hours per week over the Winter. As this is a new role, we will reconsider the working hours at the end of the first 6 month period.
There is flexibility to work from home, with a car park available when required at the Clubrooms.

The successful applicant would need to be self-employed and manage their own tax/GST/ACC/insurance and Kiwisaver requirements. Leave is by mutual agreement between the applicant and the Club Captain.

The job is based in Wellington. Unfortunately we will not be able to offer relocation.

Please reply in the first instance to Applications close on Saturday 19th October.


Wellington High School- Sports Coordinator

Wellington High School is a coeducational, non-uniform secondary school in Wellington City with a roll of 1,300. We work collaboratively and inclusively to inspire our community of active, connected and free-thinking learners. At our core is WERO: Whanau, Excellence, Respect and Ora.

 For 2020 we are looking for a Sports Coordinator to join our school. The Sports Coordinator has a key role in providing administrative support for the school’s sports and activities programme. To be successful in this role, you will be someone with excellent administrative, organisational and communication skills who enjoys working with a wide range of stakeholders.


This is a term-time only, full-time, permanent position.

 For a full job description, or further information email

 To apply, submit a covering letter with your CV and details of two referees to

 Deadline for applications: 4pm, Friday 11 October 2019.

 Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

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dsport- Board Member

dsport (previously known as Parafed Wellington) is a charity managed by a board of elected volunteers.

Our vision is for Wellington to be a diverse and inclusive region.

dsport is underpinned by the principles of inspire, enable, achieve.

We inspire disabled people to believe in themselves.  To aspire to being involved in sport and active recreation.  To dream.

We enable disabled people to get into sport and active recreation.  We don’t believe in can’t.  Rather how can we.  How can we make this fun and make this work?   We persevere and we build strength collectively.

But more importantly, our members achieve.  They overcome adversity, find work-arounds and creative solutions to achieve.  For some, they will achieve their ultimate dream.  For others we will start them on their path.  For all of them, we will be there supporting them through their journey.

We are a membership organisation and are recognised by Paralympics New Zealand, NZ Artificial Limb Service, Halberg Foundation and Sport Wellington as a lead provider of sport and active recreation to physically disabled people.

We are looking to co-opt up to two (2) board members to enhance our board. 

Co-opted board member term is up to two (2) years.


Applications can be submitted to . This position closes on 30 September.

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Volunteer Service Abroad- 12 Month Sports Development Advisor, Kiribati

Play a key role in education and raising awareness of the long-term health benefits of active participation in sport in this 12-month Sports Development assignment in Tarawa, Kiribati. Apply online here or email for further info.


VSA volunteers receive a living allowance, accommodation and insurance. Medical costs and travel arrangements are all organised and funded by VSA.

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WAFL- Various Positions

Wellington Australian Rules Football is looking to fill several vacancies in the Wellington Women's AFL Team, the North City Demons FC, and the Hutt Valley Eagles FC.