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


Diversity & inclusion role – Women & Girls Lead

Current data both nationally and regionally are highlighting significant disparities between young women and girls and their male counterparts:
• Females aged 10-17 years participate less in physical activity in the BOP.
• 8% of females do not participate at all in a given week, twice as many as males (4%).
• They are significantly less likely to participate in physical activity at school (53% vs 73%) or on school grounds (56% vs 82%).
• Positively, 73% of females would like to be doing more physical activity.

Sport Bay of Plenty is seeking a passionate and capable Women and Girls Lead who can provide leadership and support across the regional play, active recreation and sport sector in the BOP.
Reporting to the Active Young People Team Leader, you will be responsible for working both directly with external stakeholders and alongside internal Sport BOP staff/teams to ‘shift the dial’ on female participation trends by influencing the quality and accessibility of physical activity for women & girls.

This role is ultimately working towards positive system change that causes progression towards greater uptake of physical activity and sustained physical activity levels for women and girls.
This will be achieved by:
- Understanding the current landscape to identifying areas of opportunities for maximum impact
- Advocating on behalf of all women and girls, ensuring our sector is responding to their current and future needs, motivations and barriers
- Influencing systems and structures within secondary schools and across the sector in order to better support participation and retention of female rangatahi (ages 12-18)
- Build collaboration and capability across the wider BOP & sub-regional partner network to improve outcomes for women & girls.

This role also includes a contribution to the administration of Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa funding, which is used to financially support community-led projects that improve accessibility and quality of physical activity for young people; with girls being a key target group for this fund.

Part of the Regional Sports Trust network, Sport Bay of Plenty is a well-established organisation in the Bay of Plenty. This position requires a person who can build and maintain effective working relationships, with the ability to lead through empowerment and collaboration and has considerable experience & expertise in this subject field.

Job Description

All applications must apply via Seek HERE with both cover letter and C.V.

Any queries regarding the position should be made to Calvin Buttimore, Active Young People Team Leader on 021 841 856 or

Applications for this position close 5.00 pm Monday 4th of October with interviews taking place on Thursday 14th of October 2021.
Position start date - ASAP


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Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty Zone Coach Lead

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

Our goal is to connect to 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 our Zone – located throughout the regions of Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Gisborne. Our community team connect and work with Netball Centres and volunteers throughout the Zone to support and develop the community netball delivery network to meet the needs of their local communities.

About the Role
Based in Waikato Bay of Plenty this role is delivered through a partnership between Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty (NWBOP) and Sport Bay of Plenty (Sport BOP) supported by the BayTrust CoachForce program.

The key purpose of this role is to develop and support a sustainable, locally led coach development system, with the aim of building capable, confident coaches, who provide quality experiences for participants.

The Coach Lead will support the NWBOP Netball delivery network to:

Grow the coach developer network to ensure accessible coach development opportunities are available and
Build Coach Developer (Junior, Community, Umpire Coach Developers) and capability of the netball delivery network (i.e., centres).

Support Netball delivery network to plan needs-based support for
Work collaboratively to innovate and improve the coach development
We are seeking someone who has successful Trainer and Coach Development experience in a community sport environment, with the ability to contribute to and implement strategies to grow and develop the coach developer network.

You can communicate strategies, inspire, and ensure ‘buy in’ from a diverse range of stakeholders

and are comfortable with influencing thinking and managing change.

Strong relationship management skills 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 and growing coaching and coach development for Netball across the Waikato Bay of Plenty.

If so, send your detailed C.V to

Applications close at 9am Monday 27 September 2021

Interviews for this role will be held on week of 27 September for short listed applicants.

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



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