- Performance leadership opportunity for New Zealand’s most successful provincial rugby union
- Work with key stakeholders to ensure the best talent is retained & developed within the region
- Develop and implement performance strategies which ensures sustained on-field success
SUMMARY OF THE ROLE
As Head of High Performance, you will be responsible for leading the strategy, structure, resources, people, and the achievement across all of Auckland Rugby’s High-performance programs inclusive of the National Provincial Championship (NPC) and Farah Palmer Cup (FPC). You will build and implement mid-long-term strategies which deliver sustainable winning teams/environments which provide pathways to higher honour selection for players, coaches, and HP staff.
You will lead and manage the implementation of the strategic framework for Auckland Rugby Talent ID program, from age representative level through to NPC/FPC level in order to consistently produce high-performing environments and winning teams. This includes overseeing and managing player contracting, aligning with player pathways and player selection. You will work collaboratively with the BLUES, Northland and Harbour to identify, attract and retain the best athletes and coaches within the region as well as aligning programs to ensure a smooth transition pathway between NPC and Super Rugby.
- Proven experience within high performing environments as a leader, manager or coach.
- Ability to develop effective performance systems to deliver successful outcomes.
- Developed and implemented High-performance strategy and review outcomes.
- Outstanding vision, leadership capability, including people management experience, excellent stakeholder relationship skills and commercial acumen.
- Contracting and Talent ID experience would be very beneficial but not essential.
- Forged relationships across many stakeholder’s groups from internal staff, players and externally including community stakeholders and at Super Rugby and NZR.
- Introduced innovation to ‘build better’ outcomes with ability to think outside the box.
- Ability to lead and develop teams as well as being a team player.
- A strong empathy with Rugby Union will be highly regarded but is not essential.
This is a rare and exciting opportunity to take on a performance leadership role for New Zealand Rugby’s most successful provincial union and to ensure the best coaching and playing talent is identified and retained within the region which ultimately leads to sustained on-field success!
ABOUT AUCKLAND RUGBY
Auckland Rugby is New Zealand’s largest provincial union with over 21,000 registered players and facilitates over 10,000 games of rugby per year. Auckland is the most successful union in New Zealand rugby history, having won the National Provincial Championship 17 times for men and 15 times for women.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE – Friday 27th May, 2022