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We’re recruiting! 

Special Olympics New Zealand (SONZ) is a National Sports Organisation that provides sports training and competition opportunities for people with an intellectual disability throughout New Zealand.

As an Upper North Island Regional Sports Co-ordinator (RSC), you will be responsible for the delivery and support of Special Olympics activity in the region spanning from the North Shore up to Northland, primarily through the club network and School Programme.

You will be SONZ’s first point of contact and support for volunteer-led Special Olympics clubs within the region, proactively supporting them to operate effectively and sustainably. The School Programme involves you developing relationships with secondary schools, and planning and delivering sports opportunities to classes of students with an intellectual disability. 

We are seeking applications from individuals with the following attributes:

  • An understanding of sport and the ability to deliver and adapt sporting opportunities.
  • Previous experience working with and understanding the challenges for volunteers and clubs.
  • General knowledge of the intellectual disability sector, or a willingness to learn more about intellectual disability. Some knowledge of the school sector is helpful.
  • Excellent communication, administration, and organisation skills.
  • Ability to build and manage relationships across a range of organisations and individuals, both internally and externally.
  • A self-starter and able to work on your own, within a national team.


  • This role supports and delivers Special Olympics activity from the North Shore to Northland. 
  • The highest volume of activity is in the North Shore region, so the successful applicant will ideally be based there. Availability to travel to Northland periodically is required.
  • The nature of the sports industry and our work with volunteers requires availability for some evening and weekend work. 
  • A full and clean driver license is essential.
  • A police vetting process is required to be undertaken on appointment.


Applications are via Seek and close on Wednesday 14 June –