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Yachting New Zealand High Performance Director

Location: Takapuna, Auckland

Application Closing Date: Monday 24th July, 2017

Role Summary

The primary purpose of the high performance director role is to lead the Yachting New Zealand high performance team to create a sustainable high performance environment that enables repeat winning performances on the world stage for all levels of sailing. You will also be responsible for the strategic leadership of the Yachting New Zealand high performance programme.

You will be responsible for ensuring the high performance strategic plan remains relevant and represents the blueprint for repeatable world championship and Olympic successes. This will involve developing and managing Olympic level sailors, coaches and support staff while also ensuring Yachting New Zealand is achieving consistent and sustainable performance at key regattas. You will also lead and implement appropriate research and develop initiatives for Olympic and other high performance programmes and ensure continued development of talent development pathways.

The success of this role will be measured against the Yachting New Zealand high performance programme delivering on its three key goals:

  1. To win multiple medals at world championships and Olympic Games
  2. To fast-track identified high potential campaigns
  3. To develop future world champion and Olympic campaigns


Attributes / experience to be successful in the role:

  • Excellent strategic vision and planning skills with ability to execute
  • A collaborative, inspiring and dynamic leader who is well connected and able to build strong relationships
  • A performance focus with strong understanding of high performance sport
  • Strong range of communication skills across diverse stakeholder groups
  • Well organised with the ability to establish clear desired outcomes
  • An understanding of Yachting New Zealand’s vision, strategy, priorities and challenges as well as a background in yachting is preferred but not essential

This is a unique opportunity to lead the high performance programme of one of New Zealand’s most consistently successful Olympic sports at an exciting time for the sport of yachting.

Global Elite Sports (www.globalelitesports.com) have been contracted to manage the recruitment process for this position.

Please contact Richard Stenhouse – for more information or to submit your application with cover letter to: richard@globalelitesports.com

Application Closing Date: Monday 24th July, 2017




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Location: Tauranga

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Youth and adult Learn to Sail and race coaching in Optimist, Starling, Laser, school's 420 team racing and windsurfing, along with school sailing taster programmes, are all offered by the club's sailing school.

The TYPBC have a proud tradition of success, with Peter Burling, Sam and Molly Meech and Jason and Tom Saunders all emerging from the club in recent years.

See here for the full job description.


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The right person needs to be a retail super star, who is reliable, bubbly and can confidently work well unsupervised.

Weekend availability is a MUST! Sailing experience is a huge bonus - but not essential.

Applicants must have a NZ residency or valid working visa.

Send your CV for consideration to the Store manager Aroha Clarke or click here to apply online

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