Careers

Cricket Wellington: Team Physiotherapist

Fixed-term role

New Zealand Cricket is looking for expressions of interest for the role of Team Physiotherapist with the Wellington Cricket men’s team (Firebirds).

The contract is a full-time contract from 1 October 2014 through to 14 April 2015 and is based in Wellington, although you will be required to travel with the team for all matches and training's (home and away).

The Physiotherapist will be expected to: 

  • Be available for team training, camps and internal touring schedule. 
  • Co-ordinate and manage all player treatment and monitoring
  • Liaise with the Wellington Coaches and Sports Science team over medical and injury issues
  • Liaise with NZC medical staff and collect data as required for their injury surveillance requirement
  • Input data into the NZC Athlete Management System database 

The ideal applicant will:

  • Be a NZ-registered physiotherapist , preferably with a post-graduate physiotherapy qualification
  • Have a good knowledge of Strength and Conditioning programmes, preferably with experience and/or qualifications in this field. 
  • Have previous experience working with sporting organisations or teams (preferably cricket)
  • Have strong administrative and organisational skills

If you have an interest in cricket, consider yourself a good team player, and are ambitious to work in a vibrant new management team with some of NZ’s leading International Players, please email your Ashleigh King your CV and covering letter to careers@nzcricket.org.nz Applications close on 11 September 2014


NZC - Massage Therapist/Logistics Assistant

Fixed-term role

Cricket is New Zealand’s staple summer sport with more than 100,000 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 of the game 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.

We have a vacancy for a Massage Therapist/Logistics Assistant working with the BLACKCAPS team, reporting to the BLACKCAPS Team Manager.  This is a 5 month fixed term contract.  

The successful applicant will:

  • Work closely with the BLACKCAPS Physiotherapist on tour to provide massage therapy for the team
  • Assists the BLACKCAPS Team Manager with logistical issues for the team whilst on tour
  • Be available for the following tours:
  • NZ XI v Scotland, v Ireland, then BLACKCAPS v South Africa (all home series) 13 - 27 October 2014
  • BLACKCAPS to UAE v Pakistan 30 October - 20 December 2014
  • BLACKCAPS v Sri Lanka (home series), v Pakistan (home series) 22 December 2014 - 3 February 2015
  • ICC Cricket World Cup 7 February to 30 March 2015 (or the day after the BLACKCAPS last participation in the event; home series)

The ideal applicant will have:

  • A massage therapy qualification 
  • Previous experience of providing massage services to a sports  team and elite athletes
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the strong time management skills
  • Well organised, with good administration skills
  • Current passport and the ability to travel

Candidates should email a CV and covering letter to Ashleigh King at careers@nzcricket.org.nz.  Read the position description. Applications close at 12.00 noon on 10 September 2014.


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 www.sheffield.co.nz or from Carolyn Parker at carolyn.parker@sheffield.co.nz. 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 www.sheffield.co.nz or via email attaching your cover letter and CV to cvakl@sheffield.co.nz 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). 


Fan Engagement & Marketing Coordinator – Domestic Cricket

NZC is currently driving a new focus on domestic cricket following a strategic review.  We are establishing a new role of Fan Engagement and Marketing Coordinator to assist the GM Domestic Cricket with marketing plans, brand development, advertising, promotions and licensed products, as well as supporting the delivery of events and liaising with players and commercial partners.  Based in Auckland, this is a full time permanent role.

The ideal applicant will have a qualification in marketing and experience in several of these areas:

  • Driving marketing campaigns
  • Brand management
  • Advertising agency experience
  • Sports Event management 
  • Relationship management 
  • Highly computer literate (inc. design skills)

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.  NZC 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 

Candidates should email a CV and covering letter to careers@nzcricket.org.nz.  Read the position description.   Applications close on 8 September 2014.


Personal Development Manager,  NZCPA

The NZCPA Career & Personal Development Programme was established in 2007 and is now a key part of the high performance cricket environment in New Zealand. The programme serves NZCPA members including current and past NZ professional players.

Professional cricketers commit a tremendous amount of time, energy and focus into their playing career from an early age and this programme seeks to support them in balancing their cricket commitments with developing a career outside the game; preparing players for “life after cricket”.

The demands on professional cricketers are unique and present many challenges in what is a high performance and very public workplace environment – the programme seeks to assist players with their entry into the professional game, managing the various risks & challenges they face during their playing careers, right through to their ultimate transition out of the sport.

The type of person we’re looking for is someone who:

  • Preferably has a tertiary qualification relevant to the management & personal development of high-performing individuals, i.e. career development, counselling, psychology, leadership or management
  • Has an understanding of career development and how people transition between steps and stages
  • In depth knowledge & previous experience with networking, communication & relationship management
  • Can demonstrate understanding of the needs of elite athletes & coaches in a high performance environment
  • Proven ability to coach, mentor, and supervise individuals to develop, and unlock their potential
  • Comfortable developing, implementing & evaluating the effectiveness of personal development plans for individuals
  • Proven ability to develop career plans and monitor implementation
  • Communication and presentation skills which can motivate behavioural change and positively impact people you come in contact with
  • Ability to build and maintain extensive business networks which will provide on-going assistance for professional players to transition out of the game 
  • Excellent active listening skills and an ability to influence people to achieve their potential

There is a travel component to the role: monthly catch-ups with our National PDM (in Auckland), as well as with teams in Otago, Canterbury and Wellington.

If you’re up for the challenge this role presents, apply now by submitting your CV along with a concise covering letter which links your experience to the responsibilities outlined in the ad, and an explanation of your motivation for applying to Sanj Silva at Sanj.Silva@nzcpa.co.nz 

Please also phone either Tracy (021911790) or Matt (0223990035) from Bright NZ for a confidential conversation about your application.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Choosing not to submit a covering letter may significantly disadvantage your application.

To read more about the role please click here.


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

tai@bopcricket.co.nz


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 vanuatucricket@vanuatu.com.vu

Closing date is September 12, 2014 

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