Sport Bay of Plenty


Sport Bay of Plenty's vision is to inspire and enable the Bay of Plenty to be the most active community in New Zealand. To achieve this mission our staff have the knowledge, experience and passion to lead the sector, and we occasionally seek the right people to join the team.

Below is a list of vacancies currently available at Sport Bay of Plenty. All applications must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae and a completed Sport Bay of Plenty application form.

See the listing for details of how to apply.


Employment opportunities with Sport Bay of Plenty

Office Administrator - Tauranga - Full-time

Sport Bay of Plenty is seeking a professional and friendly person, with great customer service and administration skills.

If you possess the following range of skills, we look forward to receiving your application:

  • Great interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate well
  • Outstanding reception skills
  • Excellent time management, with the ability to prioritise
  • Accurate computer and data entry skills including Website CMS
  • Ability to be flexible and multi task
  • A high level of innovation and self-motivation.

Any queries regarding the position should be made to Lisa Dangen, Operations Team Leader on 027 467 2320 or

Applications must include the Sport BOP application form, CV and cover letter before your application can be processed. Applications close on Wednesday 23 August at 12pm.

Interviews will be on Monday 28 August at Sport BOP, 406 Devonport Rd, Tauranga.

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Click here for an application form.


Community Cycling Coordinator - Western Bay of Plenty - 20 hours per week (fixed Term to 30 June 2018)

Are you passionate about cycling, and motivated to teach and support others to experience the benefits of cycling? If the answer is yes, we want to hear from you!

Sport Bay of Plenty is looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to provide and implement cycling initiatives to grow participation in cycling. These will include facilitating ‘cycle skill’ workshops for adults, and supporting the development and growth of cycling groups across the Western Bay of Plenty region. The focus will be on cycling for both recreational and commuting purposes.

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • Multiple years’ experience in cycling
  • Experience in facilitating, educating and presenting to groups confidently
  • Passion for working with local communities and workplaces to increase cycle participation
  • A strong desire to get more people cycling around the Western BOP through setting up recreational cycling groups, teaching adults cycle skills and implementing other initiatives that promote cycling to the wider community
  • A desire to become a qualified Cycle Skills Instructor through Skills Active
  • Excellent time management and coordination skills
  • Knowledge of risk assessment and management strategies particularly related to cycling
  • A high level of motivation, energy, innovation and ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to work flexible hours, which may include evening work
  • Competency with Microsoft Outlook and Word and a commitment to ensure administration processes and reporting requirements are followed
  • Illustrate the ability to work by the Sport BOP values as listed in the job description.

Applications must include a covering letter and be emailed to by the closing date.

To discuss the details of this position further please contact Jen Riley on 027 419 0067 or via email:

Please note the successful applicant will be subject to a police vetting check. Applications close 9am, Monday 21 August with interviews scheduled for Friday 25 August.

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Human Resource Project Leader (Workforce Planning) - Tauranga - 20 hours per week (Fixed Term to 30 June 2018).

Sport Bay of Plenty is looking for a capable, dynamic and enthusiastic individual to lead a focus on Sport BOP human resource needs and enhance current systems.

While the role responsibility is centred on our internal Sport BOP workforce needs, learnings and insights gained from this fixed term project will inform a future focus on the workforce needs of the wider Sport and Recreation sector within the Bay of Plenty.

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • A qualification in Human Resource Management, Business Studies or similar
  • A knowledge of the Sport and Recreation sector, and preferably the role of the Regional Sports Trust
  • Understanding of Human Resource Management and experience working in a Human Resource related role
  • Strong set of interpersonal skills including a high level of written and verbal communication
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience in workforce projection, modelling and analysis
  • Experience in presenting to different audiences.

Applications must include a CV, covering letter and position application and be emailed to by the closing date.

To discuss the details of this position further, please contact Catherine McCulloch, Community Manager on 027 240 1099 or via email

Please note the successful applicant will be subject to a police vetting check.

Applications close 12pm Monday 28 August with interviews scheduled for Tuesday 5 September.

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Other Employment Opportunities

Basketball NZ - General Manager High Performance (GMHP)

The position will be responsible for leading Basketball New Zealand’s High Performance Strategy. This includes achieving alignment and commitment to implementation of the strategy across coaches, athletes and staff who form part of the basketball talent development pathways.

Responsibilities include leading all high performance programmes (both genders and both formats - 5x5 and 3x3) from the National Talent Programme (NTP) through all national age group levels up to Tall Ferns and Tall Blacks (and 3x3 equivalents). This is a non-coaching role that is designed to support team, coach and athlete performance and results alongside national coaching and team staff to achieve BBNZ’s vision of success.

To be successful in these roles you need to have:

  • Dynamic leadership qualities with the ability to build positive and collaborative relationships
  • Experience in national and international high performance sport programmes
  • Experience in developing and implementing successful high performance programmes, teams and culture
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the New Zealand high performance and broader sporting system
  • Experience in planning, budgeting, change management and effective communications skills
  • Tertiary level qualifications
  • A flexible, positive attitude to operate in a dynamic work environment.

We strive to deliver outstanding experiences for everyone involved and help grow basketball as a cornerstone sport for New Zealanders while achieving success on the world stage.

This is a unique opportunity to lead the High Performance Programme of one of New Zealand's fastest growing sport.

If you want to be part of basketball leadership in New Zealand we want to hear from you. To apply please send a cover letter and resume to

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 25 August 2017.

For more information on either role or a job description, please contact Saileen Raj on
04 498 5951 or


To check out more employment opportunities within the Sport and Recreation industry visit the SportNZ website or NZ Recreation Association website

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