High Performance General Manager – NZ Football

  • Company:
    High Performance Sport New Zealand
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
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As a key member of the Senior Management Team, The GM High Performance promotes and supports the creation of a world-leading high-performance environment and culture for national teams staff (Men’s and Women’s, age-group teams, FFDP, Futsal Ferns and Futsal Whites) so that they can enable inspiring performances on the world stage.

This includes the provision of effective performance and preparation programmes (Coaching, Sports Science, Medical, Mental Skills, Performance Analysis) which are aligned and supported by robust systems and processes.

The GM High Performance works closely with the CEO and Football Ferns and All Whites Head Coaches with respect to national teams planning to deliver on Inspiring Performances on the World Stage as outlined in the Football in NZ Strategic Direction 2020-2026


  • Proven senior experience & success in a New Zealand high performance environment including supporting a campaign or team at a pinnacle international event.
  • Proven record in effective management of people and building cultures within teams.
  • Advanced knowledge of high-performance sport and how to produce elite level athletes as well as a strong understanding of player development pathways.
  • Ability to manage and measure results including setting clear objectives, assigning responsibility for tasks and decisions, and monitoring progress against targets set
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple concurrent projects with changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Communicates openly and honestly, in a way that promotes trust and understanding which builds strong relationships
  • Creates a culture of innovation, collaboration, performance and transparency; and to build effective teams to these ends.

    Football is the global game and one of the largest participation team sports in New Zealand, providing experiences and opportunities for all – male and female, young and not so young, talented athletes and community level players.

    New Zealand Football’s purpose is to enrich lives and connect people through positive experiences to build strong communities, and their staff are passionate and talented people who are committed to living NZF core Values: Enjoyment, Respect, Collaboration, Inclusive and Ambition. They encourage and respect diversity in their workforce, in which all employees are valued for what they contribute to their inclusive culture.

    APPLICATIONS CLOSE – Wednesday 14th April 2021