Bowls NZ Coach Development Manager

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Australia and New Zealand demonstrate fierce rivalry across all shared sporting codes, with lawn bowls being no different, but off the green the pair have forged a strong relationship and are eager to see the sport reach illustrious heights.

Bowls New Zealand have began their search for a National Coach Development Manager, paving the way for an Australian to cross the ditch and help shape the future of the sport, with the senior position sure to attract more than domestic interest.

Bowls New Zealand is the national body of the sport of bowls in New Zealand, with members that consist of 581 bowling clubs, 27 Centres and 3 Regional Service Centres, with approximately 92,000 bowls participants nationally.

This senior, full-time position will involve designing and leading coach development plans for bowls in New Zealand, leading the development, mentoring and training of coaches, delivery of coach education and the leading the Bowls New Zealand talent development programme.

To be successful in this role you need to have the ability to deliver projects on time and within budgets, therefore proven project management skills are a must. You’ll also need excellent interpersonal skills as this role requires networking, building relationships, and working collaboratively with many different groups of stakeholders to increase participation and grow the game of bowls. It goes without saying that you will need to be comfortable attending networking events and meeting new people.

Ideally you will have 8-10 years experience in a sport management or coaching role, with a proven track record of working in the coach education and talent development sector. As you will be delivering programmes directly to the community, you will require bowls coaching qualifications and an understanding of the bowls environment.

The successful applicant will have proven management skills, be results driven with excellent written and oral communication skills, with an unparalleled knowledge of coaching programmes and sport management.

If you think you’ve got the right combination of skills to perform in this dynamic role or would like a copy of the job description please email or send your CV and covering letter to by 5pm, Friday 21 June 2013.