Central Districts CEO 

The Chief Executive is responsible for leadership of all aspects of the Central Districts Cricket Association (CDCA), and for working with the Board to ensure the successful implementation of strategy and policy.  

The Chief Executive will oversee the management and development of the game for the region encompassing the constituent districts of Hawkes Bay, Horowhenua Kapiti, Manawatu, Marlborough, Nelson, Taranaki, Wairarapa, and Wanganui. The Chief Executive must successfully balance the growth and welfare of the professional and amateur game with sound financial management, and strong and vibrant relationships with the players, supporters, volunteers, media, commercial partners and New Zealand Cricket.

You will possess leadership and management experience gained within a significant commercial or sporting organisation, or other relevant context. Well-developed strategic and commercial acumen will be necessary, ideally evidenced by a qualification in business, sports management, or other appropriate discipline.

Particular experience and expertise is necessary in:

general management;
financial and cash flow management;
understanding of event management, sponsorship and marketing issues;
diverse stakeholder management; and
working with a reasonably large team of direct reports.

A position description can be found here. 

Candidates should email a CV and covering letter to Gordon Penney at  Applications close 16 May 2014.

BLACKCAPS Batting Coach

New Zealand Cricket is seeking expressions of interest for a batting coaching specialist to join the BLACKCAPS management team for the West Indies tour. The responsibilities of the role are to:

•  Understand each touring squad member’s individual performance plans in regards to batting
  Assist in the batting pre-tour preparation of individual squad members
  Assist in pre match preparations on tour
  Update the players’ athlete management system records periodically at the direction of the GM High Performance
  Assist in pre-tour and pre-match scouting of opposition players
  Participate fully in the management team on tour at the direction of the team manager.

The ideal applicant will:

• Hold a NZC level 3 coaching qualification or equivalent.
Have experience as a batting coach at First Class level or above.

Candidates should email Gordon Penney at giving details of their experience and how this specifically links to this role.   Expressions of interest for this position close on 6 May 2014.


  • Successful Major Association in New Zealand
  • High profile role in First Class Cricket
  • Recent overseas success at the Champions League in India
  • Fixed Term role / by Negotiation

The Otago Cricket Association is seeking a motivated and driven high performing cricket coach for the role of Otago Volts Team Head Coach.

The purpose of the role is to achieve the best possible performance from the Otago Volts in the three national domestic competitions (Plunket Shield, HRV Twenty20 and Ford Trophy) and by doing so, contribute players to the National team. The side has had success in recent years and is looking for someone to continue this and help the team fulfil their potential to become the premier domestic cricket team in New Zealand.

The Team Coach will be responsible for development of team programmes for the season including plans for preparation and playing. Getting the best out of players and the team is paramount and the successful candidate will need to demonstrate previous success in developing elite players and making full use of analysis technology and other current tools of a working high performance environment.

The successful applicant will be expected to participate in talent identification and refining of high performance pathways from age group level through to First Class Cricket.
Otago Cricket covers the area that stretches from Bluff in Southland through to Oamaru in North Otago; an area that includes metropolitan areas such as Dunedin and Invercargill, the Lakes District of Queenstown and Wanaka and the Central Otago centres of Cromwell, Alexandra and Clyde.

Based in our head office in Dunedin and working with the High Performance Manager and Volts support personnel, the Team Coach will be responsible for programmes that encourage the smooth transition of players into domestic cricket, so that they can perform and continue to develop their game. While previous success at First Class level and a Level 3 coaching qualification are preferable, the successful applicant will firstly demonstrate the ability and temperament to fit the Otago environment.

For a full job description or a confidential discussion, please contact CEO Ross Dykes ( or 027-5763-782). To apply, please send your covering letter and resume to by 4.00pm, Monday 5 May.

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