Sport Bay of Plenty


Sport Bay of Plenty's vision is to enrich lives through sport, recreation and physical activity - more people, more active, more often. To achieve this, 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. See the listing for details of how to apply.


Sport Bay of Plenty Employment opportunities


Healthy Active Learning Advisor Role - Full Time Fixed Term - Rotorua

Healthy Active Learning Advisor Role

Sport Bay of Plenty is looking for a Healthy Active Learning Advisor to play a critical role in the roll out of a new initiative called Healthy Active Learning in Rotorua.

Healthy Active Learning is a joint wellbeing initiative between Sport New Zealand and the Ministries of Health and Education. The aim of Healthy Active Learning is to help primary and intermediate schools and kura create healthy, active school environments by supporting school leaders and teachers to:
• better plan and implement the Health and Physical Education and Hauora Curriculum.
• identify and develop opportunities for quality physical activity experiences for tamariki (ages 5 – 11).
• advise on how to establish healthy eating and drinking practices.

This is an exciting role with a big vision. You will work closely with Boards of Trustees, Principals, senior leaders and teachers of primary and intermediate schools and kura 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 that delivers quality physical activity experiences for tamariki through a greater understanding and value of the Health and Physical Education and Hauora curriculum. Advisors will also advise on how to establish healthy behaviours and environments through supporting the adoption and implementation of healthy food and water-only policies.

This role influences through relationship so first and foremost we are looking for someone who has the mana and experience to build brilliant relationships with school staff, teachers, board of trustees and more to impact the quality of the delivery and value placed on the Health and Physical Education and Hauora curriculum. The successful candidate will hold the following:

• Holds a relevant tertiary qualification
• Experience working with schools and/or kura
• Experience in designing and facilitating professional learning and development opportunities
• Experience in positively influencing attitudes, behaviours and processes
• Knowledge and understanding of the operating models in primary and intermediate schools and/or kura
• Knowledge and understanding of the New Zealand Curriculum and/or Te Marautanga o Aotearoa
• Extensive knowledge of the Health and Physical Education and Hauora Curriculum with practical delivery experience.
• Knowledge and understanding of how the sport and education sectors interact to deliver PE, sport, active recreation and play opportunities for tamariki
• Knowledge and understanding of Sport New Zealand’s strategies and approaches, specifically, the insights, physical literacy and locally led approaches.

Apply now on Sport NZ careers website here.

Job Description

Queries can be made to Debbie Garea (Healthy Active Learning Regional Lead) on 027 487 5377 or

Applications for this position close Friday 20th December 2019 – 5PM


Physical Skills Educator- Full Time Fixed Term - Rotorua

Sport Bay of Plenty is looking for a Physical Skills Educator to deliver the GO4it fundamental skills programme to schools in the Central Bay of Plenty region.

The GO4it programme was designed and developed by the community through the Kiwisport consultation in 2009/10. The GO4it programme is a games based approach to teaching both fundamental movement skills and sport based skills in a variety of primary schools across the region.

The Physical Skills Educator will be primarily responsible for working with primary schools to develop physical literacy of primary school students & build capability of primary school teachers:

-Deliver practical sessions to the CBOP primary schools in fundamental movement skills
-Provide a wide range of play, physical activity and sporting opportunities that meet the needs and wants of the young people within the school
-Support schools with the ongoing planning of the GO4it programme and liaise with Fundamentals Lead timetable changes /additions.
-Provide teacher professional development through delivering expert sessions in fundamental skills.
-Work alongside the Healthy Active Learning Advisors
-Work in conjunction with the Fundamentals Lead to understand the need for further support in schools where needed

This role delivers the Get Set Go Athletics NZ Programme along with a multiskills and multisports programme for students on a daily basis. You will need to be highly energetic, well organised and be able to develop unit and session plans linked to the NZ Health and Physical Education Curriculum. You will also need to be highly confident working alongside teachers, principals and being part of the school environment.

We are recruiting for someone who can multi-task easily and manage several moving components at once. The right person will have/be able to demonstrate the following:

•1-3 years delivery experience in a school or sport environment
•Diploma / Bachelor or equivalent in teaching, sport, or physical education.
•Sports specific coaching qualifications
•Working with teachers in professional development area
•Be able to plan and develop unit sessions
•Delivery / coaching knowledge and experience
•Understanding of Te Reo and Tikanga
•Conflict resolution
•Planning skills
•Ability to work individually and within a team environment

Job Description

Please apply via Seek here

Queries can be made to Calvin Buttimore (School Sport Team Leader) - & 021 841 856

Applications for this position close Wednesday the 18th of December 2019 at 4pm and interviews are intended to be held on Thursday the 19th of December 2019 at Sport Bay of Plenty’s Tauranga Office.


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Expressions of Interest from coaches for Blue Rovers Junior Football Club Federation Junior & Youth Leagues, 2020 season

Blue Rovers is a community focused Club that has successfully over the past few seasons made the transition into Youth Federation football. We are looking for passionate coaches who can work collaboratively to develop the next generation.

We are happy to assist potential coaches to obtain the relevant qualification required to coach at this level. As a club we have a strong emphasis on coach support/development.

Head & Assistant Coaches required for U12 (Junior), U13,U14,U15 (Youth) and U14 Girls (Youth) For more information and required qualifications please email


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