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Sports Team Leader

Want to contribute to excellent sports programmes?

About us:

At Tōtara Springs Christian Centre (TSCC), we believe in practically demonstrating the love and compassion of Jesus through providing excellence in everything that we do. Our gifted and motivated team has the privilege of creating unforgettable memories for groups of people all year round.

You will contribute to the present and future culture of our amazing organisation and sharing God's love. This is an opportunity to join an organisation that lead and inspire the youth of tomorrow, a place where life-changing experiences happen every day.

Tōtara Springs is the largest centre of its kind in New Zealand and is the ultimate venue for church retreats, school camps, sports activities, business conferences, artistic events, holiday camps and family reunions.  We are situated in a beautiful setting, nestled at the foot of the Kaimai mountain ranges in Matamata. There are 90 acres of park-like grounds and native bush with streams, walks and bush trails. We have a large indoor sports and activity centre and breakaway areas, as well as a large hot pool fed by natural springs.  We have guests of all ages who travel from afar to enjoy our beautiful setting and outstanding hospitality.

About the role:

Your Job Purpose

To lead the Sports team as they coordinate and plan sporting programmes that create life changing experiences and share God’s love.

To continue the high reputation of our Sports Programmes so they continue to grow. Your leadership style, growth mind set and approach to programme development and execution will guide your team.

As a member of the leadership team, you will contribute to the development of the annual TSCC business plan, review of TSCC systems and processes, all the while role-modelling the TSCC values and expectations. 

Your Key Job Responsibilities and Performance Expectations

Sports Programme Development and Strategy

  • Develop the sports camp programmes for the year ahead.  Estimate the resourcing required and identify the schools to approach for attendance in a timely manner agreed upon with your supervisor (well in advance)

  • Connect and follow-up with any news schools or schools who may have a new coordinator to ensure a smooth transition.

  • Research and recommend opportunities for additional sports programmes and activities (i.e., elite sports training camps).

  • Maintain and develop sporting venues and equipment, in conjunction with the Property Manager.

Sports Programme Delivery

  • To oversee the delivery of Totara Springs Sports Camps Programmes.

  • Be the primary host and leader of Sports Camps (13 each year) for school groups, youth and elite groups. 

  • Engage and recruit volunteers to assist with the sports programme where possible.

  • Develop and maintain a pool of referees to assist sports camps as required.

  • Organize a speaker for each sports event

About you:

Preferred experience and qualifications

  • Previous experience as a sports coordinator in a school environment, or leading the delivery of sports events or sports orientated programmes for school-aged participants

  • Extensive event management, including health, safety, and risk management at events

  • Experience leading and recruiting volunteers

  • Conflict resolution and de-escalation skills

  • Experience as a team leader

  • Qualification in youth and community leadership, education or similar would be advantageous

  • Demonstrates a personal commitment to the mission and spiritual goals of TSCC

  • Able to seasonally work extra hours and shifts as required to support the effective delivery of large-scale events

  • Can effectively manage interpersonal reactions and emotions when under stress.


Sports Team Leader

We know there is someone out there who would like to help in the sports team while serving a higher purpose.  If the above sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to background checks required under the Children's Act as part of pre-employment screening. Our ideal candidate will share a commitment and enthusiasm towards the Christian faith.

Add your references

Please provide at least 3 references with your application. You can send them to use this references form linked below. (Note, non-family please).

  • 1 Pastoral/Mentor/Other

  • 1 Employer/Teacher

  • 1 Friend


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