Organisational Capability Manager

Permanent position based in Christchurch   

Cricket is New Zealand’s premier summer sport with 150,000 people currently playing the game, making it one of the most widely played sports in the country.  

New Zealand Cricket is responsible for the administration and development of cricket in New Zealand, with delivery of grassroots, club, school and representative programmes managed through six regional Major Associations.  New Zealand Cricket also administers the New Zealand men’s international team, The BLACKCAPS and the women’s international team, The White Ferns, as well as the New Zealand A, New Zealand Under-19 teams and emerging players.

With around sixty employees based across our Lincoln High Performance Centre and our Auckland Support Services Office together with a number of seasonal contractors, we are a passionate, enthusiastic team committed to realising NZC’s mission of “More People Playing, More People Watching” whilst living and breathing our core Values:

•Cricket First
•One Team
•Be The Best I Can Be
•Walk The Talk
•Raise The Bar
•Appreciate And Celebrate

As part of our strategic focus, we’ve identified the need for a new role to support each Major Association to achieve sustainability in their Districts and Clubs through providing guidance and leadership on such components as governance, financial viability, staffing and community engagement.    

The focus will be on driving a culture of sustainability nationwide, highlighting the importance of the wider requirements of a sporting organisation.  
You’ll need to research how other sporting codes deliver on these components, both in New Zealand and overseas.   You’ll also be liaising with Sport NZ to establish best practice in this area, and then developing suitable training material and resources.

The role is based in NZC’s High Performance Centre at Lincoln University.

The ideal applicant will have:

•Governance experience gained as a Board member of a sporting organisation 
•A strong background  of managing or consulting on organisational capability
•Strong management skills
•A track record of achieving results through others
•A tertiary qualification in sports management or business

Candidates should email a CV and covering letter to Ashleigh King at

Applications close midday on 26 September 2014.  Click here to see the position description

Board Members

New Zealand Cricket’s constitution requires the retirement by rotation of two directors for this upcoming year.

Retiring directors Elizabeth Dawson and Sir Richard Hadlee will be seeking re-election. Sheffield Search is assisting New Zealand Cricket’s Board Appointments Panel to facilitate this process.

New Zealand Cricket invites applications from suitably qualified individuals. A Skills and Competencies Framework approved by the organisation’s membership outlines the ideal experience and mix of strengths that are considered most likely to deliver outstanding governance leadership of the sport. This will assist and guide the decision making process. A depth of governance experience, cricket knowledge, business acumen and a range of strong personal qualities are identified in the Framework as core to a director’s role. In addition, board members may possess specific strengths in a range of functional areas including; broadcasting/media, finance, high performance sport, organisational development and legal, amongst others. 

Relevant information for potential applicants including New Zealand Cricket’s constitution and the Skills and Competencies Framework is available on the Sheffield website or from Carolyn Parker at The Board Appointments Panel will evaluate all applications, conduct interviews and nominate suitable candidates for appointment by 21 October 2014.

Please apply either online at or via email attaching your cover letter and CV to quoting reference number 48045. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email. Closing date: Friday 12 September 2014. 

Consultants: Ian Taylor on 09 367 1501 (DDI) or Amy Tea on 09 367 1522 (DDI). 

Bay of Plenty Cricket – Senior Coach

Bay of Plenty Cricket is the largest and one of the most successful cricket associations in New Zealand. They have produced some of New Zealand’s best cricketers with the likes of Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Graeme Aldridge and Daniel Flynn all representing the Bay of Plenty Senior Men.

The Bay of Plenty Cricket Association is now seeking to appoint a new head coach for the 2014/2015 season. This is a part-time contract role from October to the end of March. 

Key responsibilities include:
  • Running weekly training sessions with the team 
  • Organising small groups sessions or specialist clinics as needed with players throughout the season
  • Undertaking individual performance plans for players targeting first-class opportunities
  • Provided coaching direction and leadership at matches
  • Be involved with team selection 
  • Provide assistance and work alongside the coach for the development squad
  • Have strategic input into the senior teams programmes at Bay of Plenty Cricket
  • Interested candidates should have a proven record of coaching at a DA level or similar, with a minimum of a NZC Level 2 Coach, or equivalent experience. 

To apply or discuss this opportunity, please send a CV and cover letter to:

Tai Bridgman-Raison

Cricket Development Manager

Bay of Plenty Cricket

07 575 9120

Vanuatu Cricket

High Performance Manager & National Coach

Vanuatu Cricket is seeking to appoint an experienced High Performance Manager and National Coach to become part of the Vanuatu Cricket Team. Working closely with the General Manager and others you will be responsible for identification and development of representative players ensuring the continued outstanding performance of national teams at all levels.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a coach to become part of the growth of Vanuatu Cricket. The successful candidate will be dealing with a group where the National Team has risen from 45th to 35th in ICC world rankings in the past 3 years through its success in the World Cricket League. 

There will continue to be challenges to help develop cricket further in Vanuatu

The role will provide an opportunity to help lead Vanuatu Cricket further in all areas of high performance development.

The High Performance Manager/National Coach shall have at least the following attributes:

•Experience in coaching elite cricketers,
•Highly developed knowledge and understanding of cricket, the rules and its culture,
•The ability to communicate effectively at all levels, 
•The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships,
•The ability to teach and interact with people of all ages,
•The ability to work to deadlines, maintain a flexible approach and contribute to a team environment,
•The ability to assist in the development and implementation of operational strategies,
•Minimum of Australia Level 2 coaching Accreditation, or equivalent,
•Intermediate computer knowledge,
•Willingness to become culturally aware of the Vanuatu societal norms,
•Willingness to learn and incorporate Vanuatu cultural sensitivities in his/her work

The job will be based in Port Vila, the capital of the ‘’happiest place on earth’’, Vanuatu.

A copy of the Terms of Reference can be obtained from Pierre Chilia, General Manager of Vanuatu Cricket Association at

Closing date is September 12, 2014 

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