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Head of Active Recreation

Advertiser: Auckland CouncilMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
9 Jun 2019
Location
Auckland, Auckland Central
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Sport & Recreation, Management

Head of Active Recreation

  • Unique and influential senior leadership role
  • Make a difference on a significant scale
  • Contribute to national strategies

 

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

 

The role of Head of Active Recreation at Auckland Council is a unique, influential and hugely impactful leadership opportunity that rarely comes up in Auckland or New Zealand.  As a leader of the Active Recreation unit, within the Parks Sport and Recreation department, you’ll be responsible for the largest network of 42 Council owned pools and leisure centres in Australasia, a workforce of almost 1,000 “activators” charged with helping Aucklanders to get active their way, and a network of well-formed and proven partnerships that are all focused on delivering a shared outcome of a healthy and active Auckland.

 

A further significant part of the role is provision planning and supporting the sport and recreation sector across the region.  This includes advocacy, partnering and investment in sport and recreation facilities and programmes that support the development and delivery of sport and active recreation.

 

This senior leadership role is well placed to make a difference on a significant scale with the opportunity to build on a set of strong foundations.  There are core operational systems in place, a culture of continuous improvement embedded, and a clarity, focus and purpose that the team are excited by and passionate about.  With the hard yards of forming and developing a new team, systems and processes following the amalgamation of seven legacy Council’s behind you, the opportunity exists to positively impact on the health and wellbeing of Aucklanders by driving the implementation of our promise to Aucklanders to help them Get Active Your Way.

 

The role works closely with our key sector partners in Sport New Zealand, National and Regional Sports Organisations and Aktive (Auckland Sport) and has opportunities to contribute to national strategies and policies impacting the sport, active recreation and play sector.  As a leader of one of the largest business units in Auckland you will contribute to the direction setting and strategy development of our rapidly growing and diverse city and influence the national direction.

 

He kōrero mōu: About you

 

Ideally, you will have a tertiary qualification in Sport and Recreation or complementary discipline. You will also need significant and relevant experience in a complex multi-site operational environment with clearly demonstrable political acumen and commercial astuteness. 

 

Having operated at this level, your ability to lead and motivate people to deliver remarkable customer and community experience will be extraordinary and second to none.

 

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

 

No other role in the sport and recreation sector in Australasia has the size, scale and resources available to them to be able to make a difference to city of over 1.6 million residents and in doing so impact the overall health and wellbeing of New Zealanders.  When you add to that a supportive and enabling Council who prioritise making it easy for our customers and investment in our people and systems, you have a unique opportunity to see the immediate impact you can make.

 

If you are driven by making a difference, excited by leading and inspiring a large team, lifting standards, understand that to make a difference it often means being prepared to give things a go and not following the norm, and embrace the challenge of working in a complex and ever evolving environment, then this is could be the job for you.

 

Applications close Thursday, 27th June 2019

 

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

 

 

  • Unique and influential senior leadership role
  • Make a difference on a significant scale
  • Contribute to national strategies

 

He angitūtanga: The opportunity

 

The role of Head of Active Recreation at Auckland Council is a unique, influential and hugely impactful leadership opportunity that rarely comes up in Auckland or New Zealand.  As a leader of the Active Recreation unit, within the Parks Sport and Recreation department, you’ll be responsible for the largest network of 42 Council owned pools and leisure centres in Australasia, a workforce of almost 1,000 “activators” charged with helping Aucklanders to get active their way, and a network of well-formed and proven partnerships that are all focused on delivering a shared outcome of a healthy and active Auckland.

 

A further significant part of the role is provision planning and supporting the sport and recreation sector across the region.  This includes advocacy, partnering and investment in sport and recreation facilities and programmes that support the development and delivery of sport and active recreation.

 

This senior leadership role is well placed to make a difference on a significant scale with the opportunity to build on a set of strong foundations.  There are core operational systems in place, a culture of continuous improvement embedded, and a clarity, focus and purpose that the team are excited by and passionate about.  With the hard yards of forming and developing a new team, systems and processes following the amalgamation of seven legacy Council’s behind you, the opportunity exists to positively impact on the health and wellbeing of Aucklanders by driving the implementation of our promise to Aucklanders to help them Get Active Your Way.

 

The role works closely with our key sector partners in Sport New Zealand, National and Regional Sports Organisations and Aktive (Auckland Sport) and has opportunities to contribute to national strategies and policies impacting the sport, active recreation and play sector.  As a leader of one of the largest business units in Auckland you will contribute to the direction setting and strategy development of our rapidly growing and diverse city and influence the national direction.

 

He kōrero mōu: About you

 

Ideally, you will have a tertiary qualification in Sport and Recreation or complementary discipline. You will also need significant and relevant experience in a complex multi-site operational environment with clearly demonstrable political acumen and commercial astuteness. 

 

Having operated at this level, your ability to lead and motivate people to deliver remarkable customer and community experience will be extraordinary and second to none.

 

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

 

No other role in the sport and recreation sector in Australasia has the size, scale and resources available to them to be able to make a difference to city of over 1.6 million residents and in doing so impact the overall health and wellbeing of New Zealanders.  When you add to that a supportive and enabling Council who prioritise making it easy for our customers and investment in our people and systems, you have a unique opportunity to see the immediate impact you can make.

 

If you are driven by making a difference, excited by leading and inspiring a large team, lifting standards, understand that to make a difference it often means being prepared to give things a go and not following the norm, and embrace the challenge of working in a complex and ever evolving environment, then this is could be the job for you.

 

Applications close Thursday, 27th June 2019

 

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

 

 

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