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Harbour Sport is seeking an innovative and motivated individual with education sector experience for the role of Healthy Active Learning Adviser. This position will focus on the North Harbour Region.

Want to make a positive difference to the tamariki in primary and intermediate schools across the North Shore and Rodney?

Harbour Sport in partnership with Aktive are looking to recruit a Healthy Active Learning Advisor who will work directly with selected primary and intermediate schools across the North Shore and Rodney. This role is critical to Healthy Active Learning, a joint initiative between Sport New Zealand and the Ministries of Health and Education to improve child and youth wellbeing through healthy eating and drinking and quality physical activity.

Within the Auckland Approach to Community Sport, Korikori has been established to build a system across Auckland that allows young people 5-18 years (tamariki and rangatahi) in priority socio-economic and community of activity areas to have quality physical activity experiences in regard to play, physical education, active recreation and sport within primary, intermediate and secondary school and kura settings.

As part of Korikori, the Healthy Active Learning initiative helps to create healthy and active school environments by improving the wellbeing of children and young people through healthy eating and drinking, and quality physical activity. Healthy Active Learning Advisors will work with Boards of Trustees, principals, senior leaders and teachers of primary and intermediate schools to provide advice and customised support. This will enable schools to strategise, plan and develop systems that contribute to the development of an active and healthy school culture.

As a Healthy Active Learning Advisor, you will have the following attributes and skills:

  • Hold a relevant tertiary qualification, preferably education, teaching, coaching.
  • Experience working with Schools
  • Knowledge and understanding of the New Zealand Curriculum and/or Te Marautanga o Aotearoa
  • Extensive knowledge of the Health and Physical Education Curriculum with practical delivery experience
  • Knowledge of the systems, structures and operating models that underpin the education, sport, active recreation and play sectors across Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Knowledge and understanding of how the sport and education sectors interact to deliver PE, sport, active recreation and play opportunities for tamariki
  • Experience in leading change in the school setting and influencing at different levels (Boards of Trustees, management, teachers, parents)
  • Excellent communication and strong relationship-building skills.

    This role will involve working at various locations within the North Shore and Rodney areas and require the ability to be flexible with work hours.
    If you are an innovative, motivating change agent with education sector experience, and keen to join a fun, hard-working team committed to making a positive difference for tamariki, then we’d like to hear from you.This is a full time role with the package including a car.

    Queries can be made via email to Kylie McGrigor (Harbour Sport Schools & Kura Manager and Regional Sport Director) at and Kathryn Jones (Aktive, Primary and Intermediate Schools Manager) at

    Applications close Friday, 28th October 2022 at 5:00pm.

    Please submit your application with a Cover Letter and CV.

    Healthy Active Learning is a joint wellbeing initiative with Sport New Zealand therefore please note that candidate information will be shared with Sport New Zealand. Please let us know if you do not agree to this information being shared.

    Noted that the Healthy Active Learning Community Advisor will be employed by Harbour Sport.

    Harbour Sport is committed to Integrity, Leadership, Passion and He Tangata and is a value based organisation committed to ‘a community physically active for life’

    At Harbour Sport, we are committed to ensuring we take every step possible to ensure our provisions and environments are safe and empowering for children, young people, families, and staff. Harbour Sport has zero tolerance for abuse. We expect respectful and positive behaviours and values at all times from those we support and from all those we engage with.

    Te Tiriti o Waitangi is Aotearoa New Zealand’s founding document.  Harbour Sport is committed to upholding the mana of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the principles of Partnership, Protection and Participation.  We are committed to partnership with tangata whenua and the protection of Māori culture and taonga.  We value the distinctiveness that tangata whenua bring to physical activity and our success on a world stage. We believe a strong bi-cultural foundation is critical to our national identity and wellbeing.