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Want to make a positive difference to the tamariki in primary and intermediate schools across the North Harbour region?
Want to use your skills and experience to enhance the connections between primary and intermediate schools and their local communities?

Harbour Sport in partnership with Aktive are looking to recruit a Healthy Active Learning Community Connector who will work directly with selected primary and intermediate schools and their communities across the North Shore and Rodney. The Healthy Active Learning Community Connector will play a critical role in supporting schools and communities to identify, plan and implement opportunities for quality play, sport and physical activity experiences for tamariki, which supports the broader outcomes of the Auckland Approach to Community Sport.

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.

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

  • Passionate about the holistic wellbeing of tamariki
  • Experience in planning, coordinating and implementing high quality play, sport and physical activity opportunities and experiences for tamariki
  • Experience in working with primary and intermediate schools and/or kura
  • Ability to meaningfully engage and lead others through situations of growth and change
  • Knowledge and understanding of the systems and structures that guide and influence the decision making of schools and/or kura
  • Knowledge and understanding of how the sport and education sectors interact to deliver play, sport, physical activity opportunities for tamariki
  • Exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills, accompanied by a high level of emotional and social intelligence
  • Ability to work well under pressure, manage multiple and competing tasks to meet deadlines and produce high quality results.

You will also be a part of the Harbour Sport Community Sport team working on community initiatives to get people more active.

  • Support the delivery of capability build forums and associated support that aid organisations to improve, share good practice and feel connected and leverage the collective strengths across the region.

This role will involve working at various locations within communities across the North Harbour region, including Rodney and require the ability to be flexible with work hours. You will also be a part of the Harbour Sport Community Sport team working on community initiatives to get people more active.  This is a fixed term (12 month role)

If you’re an innovative, motivating change agent with great problem-solving skills and have experience of working alongside schools and/or communities, and keen to join a fun, hard-working team committed to making a positive difference for the children of Auckland, then we’d like to hear from you.

Queries can be made via email to Richard Casutt (Harbour Sport General Manager) at and Kathryn Jones (Aktive, Primary and Intermediate Schools Manager) at

Applications close Friday, 28th October 2022 at 11:59pm.

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 Connector 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.