Volunteer and Employment Opportunities
Here you will find opportunities to volunteer at Bowls New Zealand events and any employment opportunities available nationwide in our bowls community.
As not all vacancies are posted by Bowls New Zealand it is important to follow the directions on the advert.
If you believe the role below is for you, then please provide a written expression of interest, along with CV to:
Closing Date for expressions of interest: 30-September-2021.
Bowls New Zealand 2022 Commonwealth Games Campaign Team Manager
Bowls New Zealand CEO (MC) and Commonwealth Games Lead Coach (MK)
Blackjacks, Parajacks, National Head Coach, HP Support Team, Bowls
New Zealand Staff
NZOC, HPSNZ, Sponsors, Media
Variable: 10+ hours per week
Fixed Term: 1-November-2021 to 30-September-2022: 10 months
Main Objectives of the Role
- To optimise the performance of the Blackjacks and Parajacks, at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in
- To lead the management and implementation of holistic athlete wellbeing, team values, continued commitment to the Bowls New Zealand values; and aspirational team
Key Performance Indicators
- Support the development and delivery of the long-term growth of the Bowls New Zealand High Performance
- Lead the operational and logistical planning and delivery for the 2022 Commonwealth Games
- Support the development, role modelling and galvanising of the culture and values of the Blackjacks and Parajacks team – 28 athletes plus support
- Support the development and review of policies and processes and ensure they are communicated and implemented in to the High Performance
- Lead transparent team communications to ensure the health and wellbeing of the Blackjacks and Parajacks
Commonwealth Games programme strategy, planning and delivery
- Support the development of the team’s annual planning, assembled competition periods, weekly schedules and daily
- Support the Lead Coach with the delivery of the annual planning, weekly schedules and daily session
- Set, monitor and adhere to a financial plan and agreed budget in conjunction with the Bowls New Zealand CEO and GM – Clubs and Community (CL).
Team operations, logistics and campaigns
- Lead in consultation with Bowls New Zealand staff all team logistical requirements including travel, accommodation, outfitting and equipment needs, etc, to maximise the effectiveness of the programme.
- Implement and maintain effective systems and processes to manage and monitor operational management requirements at home and
- Complete end of campaign reports or other reports as required by Bowls New
- Work with the Bowls New Zealand communications team to co-ordinate media
- Ensure all players are well-versed on drug protocols and
Support Daily Training Environments
- Ensure the players have the facilities, equipment and support services they need to optimise the performance of the
- Provide appropriate induction and exit processes for players in the HP
- Ensure the team lives by its own protocols, supporting reinforcement or resolution by players and team management in a timely
- Implement Health, Safety and Wellbeing protocols and their integration in the environment; yourself and others are taking responsibility for keeping safe and free from
- Deliver, maintain and review team environment
- With the Lead Coach, implement appropriate disciplinary standards within the contractual requirements of the Bowls New Zealand/NZOC Player Agreements and/or Bowls New Zealand policies.
Implement the culture
- Foster collaboration internally amongst coaches and team management with simple systems and clear
- Maintain a shared vision with aligned values and behaviours that align with Bowls New Zealand and the High Performance programme.
Growth of Bowls New Zealand and the wider High Performance Programme
- In collaboration with the CEO, National Head Coach, collate information that informs decision making in support of the programme review
- Contribute to the review
- Grow sustainability by establishing relationships that strengthen the delivery of the Commonwalth Games programme, successfully managing the programme budget and long-term financial planning.
- Work with key Bowls New Zealand staff and players to ensure clarity and expectation of external requirements are managed, ie, commercial, media, promotional obligations,
- Drive own
- Monitor own performance, striving to optimise personal health, wellbeing and life
- Follow safe working practices, understand risk management plans and implement them promptly and
Qualifications and Experience
- Experience in high performing teams
- Experience in international travel or event management
- Financial management or operations management experience
Knowledge and Skills
- Can navigate complex stakeholder relationships
- Excellent communication skills and understanding of communication strategy
- Attention to detail and short and long-term planning skills
- IT skills and ability to manage calendars and programmes online
- Exceptional people skills, with an emphasis on building strong working relationships with a wide group of stakeholders
Personal Characteristics and Attributes
- Aligns with our values
- Operates with integrity and maintains confidentiality when required
- Displays empathy and understands others
- Highly organised and systematic
- Enjoys working as part of a team and can unite on a shared vision
- Calm and rational in high-pressure environments
- Able to have courageous conversations, ie, providing and receiving constructive feedback
- Demonstrate sound judgement with respect to managing challenges and risks
- Build and maintain working relationships easily at home and abroad
SCHEDULE ONE: KEY DATES
Accepting the uncertainty arising from COVID-19, the Campaign Team Manager shall be available for the following domestic and international events:
- All Domestic Training Camps and Trials, including but not limited to:
- 13-16 November (Auckland)
- February Training Camps (TBC)
- April Trainings Camps (TBC)
- June Training Camps (TBC)
- International Events
- Trans-Tasman in Australia: March 7-11 (TBC)
- Australia or United Kingdom: May 2022 (TBC)
- Pre-Commonwealth Games Camp – United Kingdom: mid-July to 28- July, 2022
- Commonwealth Games – United Kingdom: 28-July to 8-August 2022
Club Support Officer
Bowls New Zealand Incorporated
Sport & Recreation
$45,000 - $60,000 per annum
Bowls New Zealand is looking to employ into the Club Support space to support our clubs across the busy summer season of 2021/2022 on a nine month contract at 40 hours per week.
A basic Job Description for this role can be found below.
This is a great role for someone looking to establish themselves in the Sports industry, at a NSO level. Bowls New Zealand delivers the sport of bowls to over 40,000 adult members in 472 bowling clubs. In addition, our bowling clubs support over 105,000 casual bowls participants, making lawn bowls one of the most popular community sports in the country.
Recent initiatives to build a short format of the game as a televised event (Bowls3Five) have gone extremely well, along with other initiatives to grow both the accessibility and awareness of bowling clubs and the sport of lawn bowls.
We are looking for a team member who is committed to developing their skills in a sport that is experiencing significant growth and change. Sound technology skills will be an asset, however it is your drive and energy to make a difference that will secure not only this position but, potentially, a career in the sports industry.
The role will be based in our Auckland City (Ponsonby) office and at other locations as required.
If you are interested in applying for this role, then please send your application to Chris Lander by email: firstname.lastname@example.org [link removed].
Applications close Sunday 19th September 2021.
The purpose of this position is to support the delivery of initiatives to New Zealand’s bowling clubs and regional centres; assisting the General Manager – Clubs and Community, Club Support Manager and Club Communications Manager to ensure Bowls New Zealand has a positive influence on our bowls community.
This role is part of a wider team of eleven, responsible for supporting the New Zealand bowls communities’ growth.
1 Club Support
Provide assistance and support to Bowls New Zealand staff to assist our 472 affiliated bowling clubs to deliver the game of bowls to their community.
2 Rangatahi Bowls
Provide assistance to the overall awareness of the Bowls New Zealand Rangatahi strategy, including planning and delivery of tournaments, introduction of the game to schools and students, and aligning clubs and their coaches and membership with younger players in their respective communities.
Provide assistance with general administrative duties across many of Bowls New Zealand workstreams from time to time.
Some evening and weekend work will be required.
The applicant must
- have a clean, unrestricted New Zealand driver’s licence
- be able to prove their entitlement to work in New Zealand
A copy of the Bowls New Zealand Strategic and Operational Plan can be found on the Bowls New Zealand website.