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Club Manager

Advertiser: Naval Point Club Lyttelton Inc.More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
9 Jun 2019
Canterbury, Christchurch
Work Type
Full Time
Sport & Recreation, Management

The Club

Naval Point Club Lyttelton Inc was established in 2001 following the amalgamation of the Banks Peninsula Cruising Club est. 1932 and Canterbury Yacht and Motor Boat Club est 1921. With over 750 members the Club, based at Magazine Bay in Lyttelton, provides opportunities for boats of all classes, including junior/youth dinghies, senior dinghies, windsurf, trailer yachts, keelboats, powerboats, waka, jet-ski, swim and other open water sport. The Club operates a wide variety of services for its members (some of which are also available to non-members), including Haulout Facilities and Maintenance, Storage Facilities, Venue Hire of its Club rooms, Moorings and Coaching & Training. A strong youth sailing programme is operated from the Club and it regularly hosts local and national competitions. The Club also provides an important social meeting place for the members.

The Role

NPCL is at a critical point in its operations.

Governance and club committees have been structured to provide a balance between focus on the core activities our members are looking for from their membership and the Clubs long term financial sustainability as we prepare and progress forward into our future as the Naval Point area is developed.

Our club rooms and other land-based infrastructure post-earthquake are compromised but until the Naval Point development, via the CCC, is finalised we must manage our operations as best we can, applying maintenance to facilities sparingly, as we preserve our capital and interest income for the new developments.

While we can plan for the future, we must also ensure we "stick to our knitting" in our day to day operations and meet the expectations of our members in a cost-effective manner.

The key role of the appointed Club Manager will be to focus on improving our current operational performance and financial outcomes. This is expected to require change from the status quo and the appointee will be instrumental in identifying the changes needed and implementing these.

Planning for our future, post Naval Point development, will remain the focus of the Board but the appointee will be expected to provide input into this as the development planning progresses.

To provide the required leadership to the operations of the Club, the Club Manager role advertised is fulltime with flexibility in hours but in recognition of the major changes possible to our operations post Naval Point Development, a fixed term appointment of 24 months is envisaged.

The Person

We seek a candidate ideally with a background in water sports who is passionate about developing an outstanding water sports facility for Canterbury. The successful candidate will have strong management skills, with the ability to "make things happen" at an operational level, displaying enthusiasm and determination in fulfilling the myriad of tasks required to run the Club on a day today basis.

Previous experience in the management of a club would be an advantage, although not essential.

You will be a strong relationship builder to enable smooth relationships to be established and maintained with the Board, stakeholders, staff, members and volunteers.

Your commercial acumen will be matched by your skill in identifying and then capitalising on opportunities, finding innovative solutions and thinking "outside the square.

The position requires flexibility in hours with weekend work and attendance at Club social events.

Finally, the people who implement and deliver the Club's strategies are of fundamental importance to the Club achieving its operational, and commercial aims.

Accordingly, we are seeking a natural leader with a significant commitment to developing the people resources of an organisation.


To receive the full details on the role, please provide a covering letter including:-

  • information on residency and your right to work in New Zealand,
  • information on how much notice you are required to give your existing employer
  • What your expectation for salary is.

and your CV with details to

Close date

Applications Close EOD 30th June 2019

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