Vacancy: Wellington Hockey Association Chief Executive Role

What you’ll be doing

You’ll be ultimately responsible for ‘making great Hockey happen’ and ensuring that positive Hockey experiences are provided for the people of Wellington.

To do this you will lead the organisation in all aspects of its day-to-day operations, providing the foundation and building blocks for success. You will be actively looking for ways to connect with and help our community. You will also be supporting the development of a sustainable financial model for WHA, and the development of our staff so they can be successful for and on behalf of our members.

Why you should apply

Our vision is to inspire a life long love of Hockey. You’ll have the backing of a supportive board determined to enable the success of hockey and the Association. We have great facilities and programmes, and passionate members.

If you want to be part of an exciting industry and make a real difference to our community then this job is for you.

What we’re looking for

Someone who’s prepared to roll up their sleeves, and get on with the job of developing a great community based organisation with a solid revenue base. You will be focussed on developing valued partnerships with our stakeholders, and practical enough to be able to turn your hand to whatever needs doing to ultimately achieve the outcomes of the organisation.

We'd like you to be able to:

Manage a budget/ have knowledge of organisational finance

Have leadership experience

Have a connection to and experience in community level sport, ideally Hockey

Have a can do attitude and a track record of delivery

Ideally experience of working with a Board

Have a real passion for delivering positive outcomes for our community

Have had some experience with Trust and Grant Funding applications and management

About Wellington Hockey

We’ve been around for over 100 years ensuring that people in the Wellington region have access to hockey as a great recreational choice. A number of our high performance athletes have successfully represented the city, our region, and New Zealand. We provide a range of summer and winter competitions and events for all age groups. We also manage facilities on behalf of the Wellington Regional Hockey Stadium Trust.

Closing date: Friday November 22, 2019

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