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Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty Zone Netball Relationship Manager - Fulltime 12 months fixed term employee

The Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty Zone (NWBOP) along with Netball New Zealand (NNZ), is committed to continuing to develop the game with the introduction of programmes and initiatives that follow the Netball strategy Poipoia. The NWBOP strategy is underpinned by a robust business plan, the delivery of which is supported by a network of skilled and committed staff and Centres.

Our goal is to connect with all people, both young and old; to promote the game of netball; develop and upskill players; stage and manage events; support the courage, drive, and aspirations of young people to succeed and reach their potential, not only in playing but in all facets of the game.

There are approximately 27,000 netballers, coaches, umpires, and officials across the 25 Netball Centres in NWBOP – located throughout the regions of Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne. NWBOP connects and works with 25 Netball Centres and participants throughout the Zone to support and develop the delivery network for Netball to meet the needs of local communities.

About the Role

The Netball Relationship Manager (NRM) will be the leading connector for and across Netball within the Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty (NWBOP) Zone with a focus on the community/participation side of the game.

This position will fulfil a key role in supporting Netball delivery networks across NWBOP through:
• Providing support to community netball with a focus on strengthening capability and developing a strong sustainable delivery network.
• Developing and implementing strategies and plans, supporting Centres to develop their annual plan, and developing an NWBOP strategy that is aligned with Poipoia.
• Supporting Centres to understand needs and barriers to participation and promoting innovative, collaborative thinking to identify new ways to build participation in the sport of netball in its many forms.

We are seeking someone with broad sporting sector knowledge and perspective, with experience in leading and managing programmes. You can communicate strategies, inspire, and ensure ‘buy in’ from the communities you work with.

Strong relationship management and interpersonal skills that generate mutual respect and trust and, the ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders by sharing relevant information and identifying and dealing with issues effectively are key skill sets. We value our people and reward them with a supportive work environment.

Have you got the skills and experience we need?

Keen to be part of supporting development and participation in Netball in the Waikato, Bay of Plenty?

If so, send your detailed C.V. and Cover Letter to

Interviews for this role will be held from 20 April 2021 for short listed applicants.

For a copy of the Job Description please email a request to

Applications close at 12 noon Thursday 15 April 2021


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