Career Opportunities

Strength and Conditioning Coach

An exciting opportunity has arisen to fulfil an essential role within Canterbury Cricket’s High Performance team. Canterbury Cricket are looking for a passionate and proven professional, to fulfil the role of a Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Canterbury Cricket is one of New Zealand’s six major cricket associations, with a rich history of securing domestic championships and developing quality international and domestic cricketers. A forward thinking organisation, Canterbury Cricket aspires to amplify the contribution cricket makes to the wider community through its ability to grow and evolve the game in the region. The High Performance Development Coach will be pivotal in supporting the achievement of this purpose.

The role will be responsible for working with contracted and development level men and women players within the Canterbury Cricket High Performance Programme. Working alongside the Canterbury Men’s and Women’s Head Strength and Conditioning Coaches, the position will be instrumental in delivering the strength and conditioning strategy and programs across a broad range of talented athletes.

The position requires an individual with proven skills and comprehensive knowledge and experience in the field of strength and conditioning, leadership capability, and an ability to build mutually-beneficial relationships with players & stakeholders. The successful applicant will be self-aware, have a track record of achieving difficult results through hard work and perseverance, and will view athletes and performance through a holistic lens.

If you have an unbridled passion for getting the best out of others, developing talent, and looking for a chance to work within a high performing environment, then please forward your CV and cover letter by 7th December, 2020, to the High Performance Manager at mcroy@canterburycricket.org.nz .

Strength and Conditioning Coach job description

Participation Activator – Kia Kori Waitaha / Activate Canterbury

A rare opportunity to work across both the sport and community sector!

Do you have the skills and understanding of our young people today, are you prepared to listen, act and build relationships with our Rangitahi and Tamariki to co-design and implement programs and initiatives to promote physical activity. Are you courageous, can you make decisions and learn fast, are you passionate about engaging our young people in recreation, play and sport opportunities, in particular with groups and families that have not typically had these opportunities before.

If you have some of these skills and knowledge and are passionate about working with our Rangitahi and Tamariki then we want to hear from you.

The Kia Kori Waitaha / Activate Waitaha project is a collective of 12 sport and community organisations coming together to combine skills, knowledge, and systems to provide more opportunity for our young people to be active in their local community.

Canterbury Cricket is the umbrella organisation for this project and are looking for between two and four Participation Activators from January to December 2021. Each role will be approximately 25 hours each, this is mainly due to the contact times we are targeting to engage our children and youth, those being after school, lunch times, school holidays and weekends. However, with so many partners involved in this project there is the potential to link the right applicants with other roles within the various organisations and community agencies involved. This will depend on the individual applicant’s suitability and the timing of the other roles and contracts.

This is a learning opportunity for us all, our objective is simple: to work alongside our young people and provide fun, social, non-competitive activities and programs that get them active. Our secondary objective is to promote behavioural change and connect our young people and their families with more sustainable or long term play and recreation opportunities, whether that be in the local climbing wall, playing sport, attending a yoga class or working with the school on additional play opportunities – we are not limited or confirmed to any particular recreation or play past time.

Our target group of rangitahi and tamariki is very clear for this project. We are focusing on high deprivation communities that have not had access or face a number of barriers to participation. Initiatives must be delivered and driven locally for our people in their communities. Young women and girls are also a major target group for this initiative, as is our young Maori, Pacifica and ethnic communities. This project targets all our people and communities that have barriers to participation.

If you are interested please send your CV and cover letter to Simon Hill General Manager – Community Cricket at shill@canterburycricket.org.nz The cover letter must outline your passion, your skills, why you want the role and what relationship or connections you may be able to bring to the table. Your CV must include two referees that are contactable. Applications close Monday 30th November with interviews starting from the 3rd  of December.

Participation Activator Job Description

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