Taranaki has a sports mad culture and we we need talented people in all areas to keep this culture alive. Check out what vacancies are currently available in the sport & recreation industry.

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Sport Taranaki Vacancies

Chief Executive - Sport Taranaki

  • Leading New Zealand Regional Sport Trust
  • Strategic leadership and stakeholder management focus
  • Enhance the Taranaki community through sport and physical activity

As one of 18 Regional Sports Trusts across New Zealand, Sport Taranaki services the 118,000 residents of the Taranaki Region including over 200 clubs, 60 schools and 38 Regional Sports Organisations. Sport Taranaki's programmes and services offer something for everyone, with a focus on more people participating in sport, leisure and active recreation.

Sport Taranaki employs 20+ staff who work in a variety of fields ranging across the various age spectrums. Three teams (Business; Capacity and Active Lifestyles; and Community Partnerships) work towards increasing the physical activity levels of individuals to help improve their health through sport and recreation.

The role of Chief Executive is to lead and manage Sport Taranaki to deliver the strategic outcomes as set by the Board. The Chief Executive will provide clear, decisive and effective strategic leadership to the Sport Taranaki Community, develop and maintain a spirit of cooperation, integrity and goodwill.

This is a unique opportunity to enhance the lives of Taranaki residents through sport and physical activity.

For more information about this role and to apply please follow the link to the Sportspeople website.


Evaluation Advisor - Sport Taranaki

An exciting part time (20hrs a week) opportunity exists to join Sport Taranaki as the Evaluation Advisor on an 18 month fixed contract. The Evaluation Advisor is the in-house specialist responsible for the development and delivery of the evaluation work programme.  The role with be responsible for ensuring that evaluation is consistently used to influence decision making and enabling a strong evidence base to inform strategic direction and continuous improvement  practices.

Click through to the full job description here, along with the application form. If you need more information please contact Maree at Sport Taranaki, phone 06 7590930, extn 716.

 Applications for this position close on Friday 5 April at 5pm.  


Parafed Taranaki Secretary - Volunteer Role

Parafed is a non-for-profit organisation that is all about getting physically disable people active! A friendly brunch who will make anyone feel welcome and can teach the new secretary through the basics of the role (which is all you will need).  Skills that are preferred but not required are; administration skills, listening, take notes, emailing etc.
Contact Philip Wells if you are interested. For more information about Parafed check out the Parafed Taranaki website.


Other Sports Community Vacancies:


This is an exciting time for basketball. Basketball is New Zealand’s fastest growing major sport. Our national teams are playing more frequently than ever before and our recent inclusion in the FIBA Asia Zone sees Basketball New Zealand with more international presence than ever before. The local leagues, competitions and tournaments are getting bigger each year. Participation numbers are through the roof and more sponsors are looking to basketball to help their cause. To help with this growth, Basketball New Zealand is seeking:

Tournaments Coordinator

Communications Advisor

Tournaments Assistant




If you have a current vacancy within the sport & recreation industry that you would like to advertise here please contact Maree at the Sport Taranaki Office.