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Are you passionate abour Sport, and providing quality experiences in sport for our tamariki and rangatahi?

Have you got a coach, coach developer, educator background with a skill set to influence our enablers in the community, sport leaders, coaches, parents, teachers and sports administrators?

Auckland is a complex multi-cultural environment with many challenges, but also unparalleled opportunities to increase and sustain participation regarding our target groups-children (tamariki) and young people (rangatahi) 5-18 years, particularly within low socio-economic areas; girls and young women aged 10-18 years; Māori, Indian, Samoan, and Chinese ethnicities, in play, physical education, active recreation, and sport.

This has led to the establishment of the strategic response known as The Auckland Approach to Community Sport, which contributes to the vision of Auckland being the world’s most active city.

The primary objective of this work is increasing the capacity and capability of the community, the sports leaders, coaches, parents, caregivers, teachers, and sports administrators to ensure they provide quality experiences for young people (5-18) in sport.

Key aspects of the role include:

1. To influence changes in youth sport and drive transformational change at the system and individual behaviour level the following focus areas must be equally supported:

  • Participation and development opportunities
  • Coach development
  • Working with parents and whānau

2. Provide leadership so that Balance is Better and Good Sports® is embedded as key adult influencer and sector initiatives with the enablers in the community.

3. Support local organisations and key adult influencers to understand, deliver and promote quality experiences for young people.

4. Collaborate with relevant community sport staff and maintain strong working relationships between partner teams working in local community settings (for example clubs, schools)

5. Ensure the Treaty of Waitangi and its principles of Partnership, Protection and Participation are acknowledged and reflected in the implementation of all work.

Harbour Sport is looking for an individual who is experienced in the Coach Development, Workforce Development, Education industry or a related field with an excellent understanding of managing and influencing people and organisation change, as well as knowledge of young people and their needs.

You will need excellent relationship management skills coupled with the ability to engage and influence a diverse range of people and organisations.

Ideally you will have experience working with or connection to a variety of communities from our region as well as an ability to connect and engage community, including not profit organsiations and their volunteers.

The Youth Sport Advisor needs to be proactive, and results driven without compromising on quality. A thorough understanding of the Sport Sector and system is important. You will be comfortable presenting to groups, training and developing others and providing feedback. Sound computer skills including excel and presenting software are required as well as superior spoken English.

If you are a committed individual with strong values and a focus on community sport and creating positive environments for our young people, this position is for you.

Applications Close Friday, 23rd September at 5pm

Apply with your Cover Letter and CV

Harbour Sport is committed to being Inclusive, Integrity, Respect, Leadership and Whakawhanaungatanga, and is a value-based organisation  committed to ‘a community physically active for life’

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.