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All applicants must state personal immigration status in the Curriculum Vitae

i.e. NZ resident, NZ citizen, or open work visa holder, and provide details of contactable referees (minimum two).

Curriculum Vitae received which do not include these critical elements will not be considered


MANAGER, HIGH PERFORMANCE

A key role at Central Districts Cricket Association




About the business

CD Cricket's vision is to ensure that, through cricket, we inspire purpose and ambition across our diverse region.

  • We represent a vast region made up of eight District Associations, across both islands of New Zealand.
  • We have a High Performance culture, underpinned by quality people, systems and facilities helping to produce BLACKCAPS and WHITE FERNS that inspire the nation and represent the best of New Zealand's values and culture. 
  • We're a passionate and enthusiastic team committed to living and breathing our purpose, that through cricket we inspire everyone who is connected to and wants to be connected to our game.

About the role

Purpose of the Position:

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Manager, High Performance will provide the following:

  • Outstanding strategic capability whilst leading all aspects of CDCA’s High Performance (HP) plans. 
  • Work closely with the Chief Executive in annual development of such plans to ensure the effective delivery of the long-term organisation strategic plan.
  • Lead the key pillars reflecting the need for growth and development of performing players, coaches and teams.
  • Develop strong working relationships by engaging in a constructive manner with all key CDCA internal and external stakeholders such as our District Associations, other Major Associations, NZ Cricket, and the NZCPA.


Prime Responsibilities:

  • Lead the planning, development and implementation of HP strategy to meet CDCA and NZC expectations
  • In conjunction with CEO, sign off Central Stags and Central Hinds annual plans, objectives, and budgets.
  • Fulfil all requirements of the HP Partnership Agreement as set out by NZC
  • Establish performance and development expectations with Head Coaches of Central Stags, Central Hinds, and Age Group sides. 
  • Facilitate optimal mentoring and support for Central Stags and Central Hinds Head Coaches (through NZC programmes/initiatives)
  • In conjunction with CEO and Head Coaches establish review process for Central Stags and Central Hinds programmes.
  • In conjunction with CEO formally appraise Head Coaches’ performance on an annual basis. 
  • Work closely with CEO and Head Coaches to set and agree annual HP area outcomes
  • Play a key planning role across preparation of all CDCA performance squads – planning and organisation, delegation of responsibility
  • Take a direct lead in the introduction and oversight of coach development programmes for coaches working in CDCA HP programmes
  • Oversee the Coach Performance & Talent ID and Female Pathway Lead coach in delivery of all talent programmes as well as playing, training, coaching and preparation of age group squads to and including CD A programme. 
  • Ensure communication with NZC, staff, players, coaches and District Associations happens on a regular basis and is of the highest quality.
  • Work closely with male/female TiD coaches, DA’s and Manager Community Cricket to establish strong working relationships around player pathway programmes.
  • Seek contact and develop relationships with other relevant sporting organisations
  • Represent the CDCA HP team at key workshops and meetings including NZC High Performance conferences & zoom calls
  • Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with the NZCPA
  • Lead the effective introduction of CDCA development & talent pathway programmes for identified age group players.
  • Support staff through formal annual appraisal process, ensuring that opportunities are optimised for staff (full time and contracted) to professionally develop for the greater good of CDCA 
  • Oversee all aspects including delegation of individuals to key selection panel roles from the Central Stags and Central Hinds down to the age-group boys and girls teams


Essential Requirements / Qualifications

A relevant tertiary qualification in the field of sport business management, performance sport, business administration, education 

Note: If a tertiary qualification is not held, a minimum of 5 years plus, proven industry experience leading performance environments would need to be evidenced

NZ Drivers Licence

Must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand


Skills and Knowledge Required

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with a demonstrated track record of successful leadership and management of people. 
  • Ability to influence others, with excellent team building, collaboration and partnering skills. 
  • Ability to manage the resources of the HP function (financial or people) to achieve identified results and goals. 
  • Displays the courage to make decisions.
  • Works for the greater good of the organisation and the wider network.
  • Good understanding of HP sport and how to produce elite athletes, in particular first-class cricketers, as well as elite coaches. 
  • Knows how to communicate effectively with High Performing athletes.
  • Ability to present effectively to players, stakeholders/partners as required.
  • Competent in the use of current Microsoft Office Suite products particularly Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Can effectively manage projects and events to high standard and deliver on time.
  • Gets the best out of others (sets challenging expectations, ensures team learning, customises communication, provides feedback / reinforcement, builds confidence).
  • Ability to manage and measure work including setting clear objectives and measures and monitoring progress against targets set.
  • Self-awareness (seeks feedback, challenges own ability, understands the impact own behaviour has on others) 
  • Builds trust (displays empathy, operates with integrity, supports others) 
  • Is cool under pressure (can be counted on to hold things together during tough times, is not knocked off balance by the unexpected, is a settling influence in a crisis)


Personal Attributes

  • Skilful communicator; ability to listen, analyse and impart. 
  • High degree of emotional intelligence: awareness of self and other(s); 
  • Strong organisational skills.  
  • Tactically astute, with a good understanding of the importance of Mental Wellbeing in other's and self. 
  • Commitment to CDCA values and culture.
  • Passionate and enthusiastic about cricket.
  • Personal empathy and sensitivity to personal issues amongst the player group. 
  • Communicates honestly, openly and consistently.
  • Shows initiative and has the ability to work efficiently on their own.
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Willingness to work seasonal variations to get the job done.
  • A flexible attitude to working and willing to work evenings and weekends.


𝘼𝙥𝙥𝙡𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙘𝙚𝙨𝙨:

Applications are received in confidence.

The role is advertised on Seek.co.nz. Please apply here



APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5PM NZT Friday, 24 June 2022




MEN'S REPRESENTATIVE HEAD COACH


EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR 2022/23 SEASON
Posted on behalf of Taranaki Cricket Association



Based in New Plymouth, Taranaki Cricket Association is one of the eight Districts that make up the Central Districts cricket catchment.

Taranaki Cricket has a strong history, with a number of past and current New Zealand representatives, and prides itself on the performance of the men's representative team in the Zone 2 Hawke Cup competition: the Furlong Cup, and earning a right to challenge for New Zealand's historic Hawke Cup - a goal we achieved in 2018/19.

Taranaki also lifted the 2018/19 Chapple Cup.


𝘼𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙤𝙡𝙚

Taranaki Cricket has a Strategic Plan in place which requires a Head Coach to lead the implementation of several of the stategies and actions outlined in the Plan - for example, creating a pathway for players to succeed at the next level. A copy of the Strategic Plan is available from TCA on request.

The men's Head Coach will be expected to work closely with Taranaki Cricket's Director of Cricket and Performance Coach to deliver the required coaching and development programmes.

This role will commence on 1 August 2022 and conclude at the end of the men's representative season.

Taranaki Cricket envisages the role will be an average of 15 hours per week through the term.


Candidate requirements

  • A minimum NZC Level Two qualified coach of equivalent
  • NZ citizen or valid NZ residency or work visa


𝘼𝙥𝙥𝙡𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙘𝙚𝙨𝙨:

Applications are received in confidence.

Please apply with your CV and a covering letter to ryan@taranakicricket.co.nz


If you have any further questions about the role or about TCA, please contact ryan@taranakicricket.co.nz


APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5PM NZT 24 June 2022

WOMEN'S REPRESENTATIVE HEAD COACH


EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR 2022/23 SEASON
Posted on behalf of Taranaki Cricket Association



Based in New Plymouth, Taranaki Cricket Association is one of the eight Districts that make up the Central Districts cricket catchment.

Taranaki Cricket has a strong history, with a number of New Zealand WHITE FERNS representatives over the years, and prides itself on the performance of the women's representative team in the Mike Shrimpton Trophy competition - finishing runner-up in the 2021/22 season.



𝘼𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙤𝙡𝙚

Taranaki Cricket has a Strategic Plan in place which requires a Women's Head Coach to lead the implementation of several of the stategies and actions outlined in the Plan - for example, creating a pathway for players to succeed at the next level. A copy of the Strategic Plan is available from TCA on request.

The Women's Head Coach will be expected to work closely with Taranaki Cricket's Director of Cricket and Performance Coach to deliver the required coaching and development programmes.

This role will commence on 1 August 2022 and conclude at the end of the women's representative season.

Taranaki Cricket envisages the role will be an average of 15 hours per week through the term.


Candidate requirements

  • A minimum NZC Level Two qualified coach of equivalent
  • NZ citizen or valid NZ residency or work visa


𝘼𝙥𝙥𝙡𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙘𝙚𝙨𝙨:

Applications are received in confidence.

Please apply with your CV and a covering letter to ryan@taranakicricket.co.nz


If you have any further questions about the role or about TCA, please contact ryan@taranakicricket.co.nz


APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5PM NZT 24 June 2022