Sector Vacancies

If your organisation wishes to advertise positions direct to Recreation Aotearoa members and beyond, click here to list a position and we will contact you to discuss your role and our competitive advertising rates.

26 March 2019

Sport Waikato - Taakaro-ora - Active Wellbeing: Education Lead

Fulltime permanent (as part of a three-year expansion of the Sport NZ initiative,

Are you passionate about the importance health and physical education plays in the wellbeing/hauora of our young people? Are you an experienced teacher who makes learner development a key priority regardless of subject, topic or context?

Sport Waikato is leading an exciting new initiative known as Taakaro-ora - Active Wellbeing within the schools of Te Pae Here Kaahui Ako (North East Hamilton Community of Learning) and we are seeking an experienced, teacher-trained leader who is not afraid to challenge the system; someone who can build strong relationships which can drive change.

26 March 2019

Taakaro-ora - Active Wellbeing: Community Connector

Fulltime permanent (as part of a three-year expansion of the Sport NZ initiative,

If you have knowledge and experience working within the community sector, are good at connecting with people and can make things happen, we may just have the role for you!

Sport Waikato is seeking an active and inspiring individual to connect schools within Te Pae Here (North East Hamilton) Kaahui Ako to their communities as part of an exciting new initiative in the Waikato known as Taakaro-ora - Active Wellbeing.

Taakaro-ora - Active Wellbeingaims to build a sustainable system where children and young people will have quality, fun, challenging and inspiring physical activity, sport and Health and Physical Education experiences that support them to be active, engaged, learning and succeeding.

26 March 2019

4Trades & Dunedin Botanic Garden - Apprenticeship - Amenity Horticulture

Horticultural Apprenticeships

4Trades Apprenticeships, in partnership with the Dunedin Botanic Garden, is seeking diligent and organised people who are genuinely passionate about plants to join their growing team. This exciting opportunity is a full-time, paid position working in a 6 Star Garden that is home to over 6,800 plant species.

In addition to on-job training, this apprenticeship position will require study and tutorials outside of working hours. The ability to work methodically, show a strong work ethic, a commitment to learning and completing the three-year apprenticeship, is a pre-requisite.

27 March 2019

Community Leisure Management - Aquatics Coordinator


CLM is looking for a motivated, professional individual whom is keen to lead and drive the aquatics teams to deliver exceptional safety standards for all patrons.

The role reports to the Facility Manager and will have both Supervisors and Lifeguards as direct reports. Therefore, experience in effectively motivating and engaging a team of staff is required. This role requires strong interpersonal and communication skills.


The role is full time and is based around the opening hours of the facility, and therefore the role may require you to work early morning, late shifts and weekend work. Flexibility in this role is key to ensure that the facilities are being lifeguarded to the highest possible standard. Competitive rates of pay, ongoing training and development and free use of facilities available.

28 March 2019

Christchurch City Council - Sports Development Advisor

Have you always wanted to combine your love for sport and recreation with your passion for working with the community? In this role, you'll provide support for sporting agencies to grow and to do some great stuff for their communities. With more facilities on the way, get ready to help our communities be more active, more often.

Your strong relationship building skills will be your green card to connecting sports to the right people and departments within the Council. It's critical that you think like a project manager as you'll have multiple projects on the go at the same time.

31 March 2019

Christchurch City Council - Calling enthusiastic, motivated and inspirational Personal Trainers

Are you a qualified Personal Trainer with the ability to coach clients both physically and mentally? Do you understand and relate to a range of different people with varying needs and goals? Are you self-motivated and organised?

If you answered yes to the above, this is an amazing opportunity to grow your own business and be a successful Personal Trainer with great earning potential. Our customers at the Christchurch City Council come first. We are looking for contracted Personal Trainers with relevant qualifications who are committed to helping our customers reach their goals.

1 April 2019

Queenstown Lakes District Council - Aquatics Manager Extraordinaire

Do you want to make a difference in the community? Due to the incumbent not returning from maternity leave we have a vacancy for another star in our management team! Apply your passion for people, the water and leadership skills by joining our fun and dynamic Aquatics team.

The Company

Queenstown Lakes District Council is at the very heart of the community, employing over 500 staff. Our Aquatic facilities include, Alpine Aqualand, Wanaka Pool at Wanaka Recreation Centre and Arrowtown Memorial Pool and our aim is more people, more active, more often!

2 April 2019

Recreational Services - Turf Manager

We have a unique opportunity for a Turf Manager to join our Parks and Maintenance contract team based in Masterton. This role will suit a Groundsman who is passionate about cricket and turf maintenance and wanting to take the next in their career.

About the role

This is a hands-on role, which reports to the Operations Manager. You will be responsible for managing and maintaining the highest standards of playing surfaces and their surroundings to meet contract specifications. You will work closely with clients and key stakeholders to achieve quality outcomes on the ground. A mechanical aptitude in the use of tractors and turf related equipment and the ability to be flexible in your availability, especially during the cricket season is also required. Where necessary, you will undertake other duties to support the wider Masterton team.

7 April 2019

Ashburton District Council - Aquatics Manager

•Manage the outputs of our Aquatics team

•Let your experience provide a great outcome for our customers

•Your chance for you to make a real difference in our facility

What the job involves

Working in our purpose built facility, you will lead the team who keep our aquatic customers safe. Reporting to the Sports Facility Manager you will be responsible for the recruitment, training, rostering, and Health and Safety of the Lifeguard team and aquatics area of the facility. You will be part of the Facility Management group and as such you will have input into programmes and initiatives to increase the usage of you area and the facility as a whole. The hours for this role are Sunday to Thursday 9.30 am to 6.00 pm.

7 April 2019

Hamilton City Council - Customer Experience Manager - Hamilton Pools

Hamilton Pools is a flagship service for Hamilton City Council, providing swimming, fitness and wellbeing facilities for our growing city's residents.

We've created an important new position based at Waterworld, the larger of the two facilities in our operation and recently the site of a multi-million dollar upgrade enhancing its status as one of New Zealand's largest aquatic complexes.


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