Cricket is New Zealand’s premier summer sport with 170,000 people currently playing the game, making it one of the most widely played sports in the country.

New Zealand Cricket is a full member of the International Cricket Council and is responsible for the governance and delivery of cricket in this country. Our strategic imperative is to develop cricket as a game for all New Zealanders; and as a game for life –promoting our principles of inclusivity and diversity.

NZC is powered by a “top-down” financial model, with governance that places an emphasis on nurturing the community, junior and fan-engagement side of the game, in order to provide pathways to the international stage, and to grow the game in general.

With around 70 employees plus a number of seasonal contractors across our offices in Auckland and Lincoln, we're a passionate and enthusiastic team committed to living and breathing our core values: Inclusivity, Respect, Tenacity, Optimism, and Fun.

New Zealand Cricket Vacancies

General Manager Corporate Services

New Zealand Cricket has created a new position of General Manager Corporate Services to ensure the best systems and structures are in place to deliver on our key strategic priorities. This senior role will have responsibility for the finance team, as well as the human resources and legal functions.

We are seeking candidates who are Chartered Accountant qualified with demonstrated experience in leading corporate services functions (Finance, HR and Legal) in dynamic environments. The successful candidate will also play a critical role in supporting the business and executive with complex commercial and legal negotiations.

We’re looking for a proven ability to implement continuous improvement, particularly in the areas of financial strategy and management reporting, as well as building strong partnerships with key stakeholders in the business.

Our people and capability are key to achieving on our vision, and this role will be pivotal in shaping our HR, people and capability strategy.

A proven track record of partnering with all parts of the business to identify opportunities to drive strategic outcomes, increase team engagement through strong leadership, and an ability to influence in complex stakeholder settings will be critical. Most importantly, you will be a team player, energetic, articulate and possess significant intellectual and strategic agility.

This role is being handled exclusively for NZC by Sheffield Search consultants.  Candidates can download a position description and apply online at To apply by email, please attach your cover letter and CV and send to quoting 422467aa. Applications close on 2nd June 2017. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

Position Description

For more information please phone Amy Tea on +64 9 367 1522 (DDI)

Regional Strength and Conditioning Specialist (OTAGO CRICKET)

The Otago Volts are an elite, professional cricket team representing the Otago Cricket Association in NZC’s National competitions. The Strength & Conditioning Specialist is an integral part of the High-Performance Unit that also includes the Volts Coaches, Captain, Mental Skills Coach, Physiotherapists and High Performance Manager. This group drives the strategic direction and implementation of the Volts High-Performance program.

Applications are invited for the position of Regional Strength & Conditioning Specialist for Otago Cricket’s High Performance program.

In addition, the Otago Cricket Strength & Conditioning Specialist will work closely with the NZC high-performance team to co-ordinate the delivery of strength and conditioning services nationally.

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Develop ‘integrated’ team and ‘individual athlete’ performance plans to provide a ‘systematic’ approach to preparation for identified competitive events as well as long term athlete development.
  • Develop ‘individualised’ physical conditioning programmes and ‘delivery strategies’ to assist players to achieve personal development goals.
  • Provide direction to individuals when direction is required to improve their personal conditioning routines.
  • Provide on and off field support for players through nutrition, and recovery strategies.
  • Provide and promote recovery strategies consistent with international competition.

You should have either 2 years full time (or 5 years part time) experience with a First Class, international, professional or elite cricket team, and an undergraduate degree in Sports and Exercise Science or related discipline. An accreditation in Strength and Conditioning (ASCA Level 2, UKSCA, CSCS) or demonstration that you are working towards it. An understanding and appreciation of cricket is essential, as is an intimate knowledge of athletic program development.

Candidates should email a CV and covering letter to NZC Human Resources at A position description containing further knowledge and duties is available below.  Applications will remain open until the position is filled.

Position Description

Game Development Advisor – fixed term

We’re looking for a Game Development Advisor, based at our Auckland office in Grafton on a fixed term basis until February 2018. In this role you’ll be organising various national school tournaments developing resources to support those who deliver cricket at community level throughout NZ. Much of the role will be project-based, and you’ll be working closely with Major and District Associations, particularly schools, to deliver these initiatives. Some travel within NZ will be required.

The ideal applicant will have:

  • A strong understanding of community sport and cricket.
  • A strong background in coordinating and managing projects, including experience of achieving results through others
  • Good administration skills
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication

A tertiary qualification, preferably in project management, would be regarded favourably.

Candidates should email a CV and covering letter to A position description is available on our website   Applications close at 12.00 noon on Wednesday 7 June 2017. Please note all applicants must have the legal right to work in New Zealand.

Position Description

Other Cricket Vacancies

  • Marlborough Cricket Association has a vacancy for a Coaching and Development Manager.  
    Position Description can be found here.

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