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Partnership Manager

We are seeking one full time (40 hours per week) Partnership Manager to lead key aspects of Sport Wellington’s relationship management approach, especially as it relates to Living Well, the region’s Physical Activity Strategy. 


The Partnership Manager is responsible for regional leadership and connectivity, initiating and forming new partnerships, and maintaining positive relationships with local, regional, and national stakeholders.  The role will lead the coordination, development, and management of regional networks to bring collaborative approaches to increasing physical activity levels in the region.  Key relationships will include the nine councils in the region, and regional physical activity leadership organisations across play, active recreation, sport and active transport.

The Partnership Manager will manage a team of Partnership Advisors working across the portfolios of fund management (e.g., Tū Manawa Active Aotearoa), Play, and Spaces and Places.  The Partnership Manager also have ongoing responsibility for overseeing the ongoing sector response to COVID-19 in the region.

Essential skills, experience and attributes are:

  • A sophisticated understanding of the sectors supporting physical activity
  • Effective leadership and management skills and experience in the Not-for-Profit sector
  • Stakeholder management skills and experience, especially as related to advocating for change
  • Confident IT skills in Office365 including Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, and Dynamics 365
  • Experience in leading approaches for social change through collective impact
  • A tertiary qualification or demonstrated experience in a role with similar drivers and expected outcomes
  • Experience in delivering a community funding portfolio

The ideal person for this role would be a professional, self-motivated, and resilient self-starter who is passionate about making a difference, building collaboration, and committed to Sport Wellington’s purpose and direction.

Please include a cover letter and current CV in your application.

Applications close 9am, Wednesday 3rd February

A position description can be obtained on our website: Enquiries and applications can be directed to or phone 04 380 2070.

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Athletics Wellington- General Manager

Newly established by the Athletics Wellington Board, the General Manager role will drive the regional development and promotion of the sport. Leading day-to-day operations of the organisation, the General Manager will play a pivotal role in helping the Board to develop and implement our new strategic plan.

To be considered for this role, you will need to be a dynamic self-starter that has a passion for sport and providing our members with quality experiences.  You will have the ability to swiftly build relationships with a wide variety of key stakeholders to maximise the benefits for the sport.

This is a full-time, work-from-home role, with a flexible working week as some duties will occasionally be carried out during weekends and evenings. Candidates would preferably be based in the Wellington region.

To apply, please send a cover letter and your CV to

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday, 24th January 2021

For further information and a full job description, please contact Jake Inwood, Board Chair,

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Wellington City Council- Community Pools Operations Manager

We are on the hunt for a passionate leader to join the Community Pools team as an Operations Manager for a 12 month fixed term period.

This role will suit someone who has the ability to effectively oversee and manage one of our operational aquatics facilities - with your dynamic leadership style ensuring the pool is a fun, safe and attractive place to be for our customers. You will be responsible for leading a talented and fun team of people who always put customers at the heart of what they do, understand how important their job is and strive to deliver a positive experience for our customers every single time!

As the Operations Manager, you will ensure the successful operational functioning of the facility, including:

  • The safe supervision of customers
  • Increased community access
  • Administration and plant management
  • Health and safety, maintenance and facility presentation
  • Ensuring high standards of customer service

What we would love to see is a strong and motivated team across all the community pools with a positive culture, and most importantly a team that is focussed on making things better and easier for our customers. Key to this role is your ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with the other operational managers, so it's about how you build those relationships, your attitude and style.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Recreation Management, or equivalent experience
  • Pool Life Saving Practising Certificate
  • Pool Water Treatment and Operations Certificate
  • First Aid qualifications
  • Previous experience in management within a recreation environment

Our pools provide outstanding sport and recreation facilities and services that contribute to the wellbeing of Wellington City's communities so this is an opportunity to get involved and make it even better.

Naturally we think our council is a great place to work. "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata" - we put people at the heart of everything we do, we care for our people and offer some great professional development opportunities. We provide opportunities to be part of our leadership development programme and participate in a number of other learning and development programmes to help enhance your time at Council and expand your role.

Because this is a safety sensitive role, the successful person must be prepared to undergo a pre-employment drug and alcohol test and a health check.

For any further questions you are welcome to get in touch with Amy Carter, Community Pools Manager either on 027 803 0056 or All applications must be submitted online by 24 January 2021.

Submit your application here

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