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Healthy Active Learning Advisor

Nuku Ora is a charitable Regional Sports Trust (RST).  Our vision is Hauora. Everyone active, healthy, and happy. Nuku Ora’s purpose is transforming lives in the Wellington region through physical activity.   

Healthy Active Learning is a collaborative joint agency wellbeing initiative between Sport New Zealand and the Ministries of Health and Education. Healthy Active Learning supports schools and kura across Aotearoa to improve the wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi through healthy eating and drinking, and quality physical activity.   

Nuku Ora is one of six Regional Sports Trust's selected to roll-out the regional workforce element of phase one of Healthy Active Learning. With a focus on enhancing the physical activity experiences of young people in selected primary and intermediate and kura in the Wellington region.  

Nuku Ora is seeking a Healthy Active Learning Advisor with a track record of leading and empowering others in a school setting, as well as energy and enthusiasm, to join our team.  

The Advisor is responsible for supporting identified school leaders and teachers to better plan and implement the Health and Physical Education and Hauora curriculum, identify, and develop opportunities for quality physical activity experiences for tamariki (in school and in the community), and advise on how to establish healthy behaviours and environments through supporting the adoption and implementation of healthy food and water-only policies.  

This is a full-time fixed term role (through to 31 December 2023 with the potential for extension), with a home base at our Thorndon Quay office but involving travel across the region. There may also occasionally be work with the community outside of normal working hours.  

The main accountabilities of this role include:  

  • Develop and nurture regional and local partnerships, particularly relationships with schools and kura  
  • Engage and work with the Boards of Trustees, principals, and senior leadership teams of the selected schools and kura to connect Healthy Active Learning to schools’ values, achievement challenges and strategic educational outcomes  
  • Support schools to identify how to enhance and support school, teachers’, and students’ wellbeing through physical activity   
  • Work with the school and kura communities (staff, students, and parents/caregivers) to encourage, support and enable healthy eating and water-only (or plain milk) policies and environments  

As an Advisor you will have:  

  • Experience in leading change in a school setting and influencing at different levels (Boards of Trustees, management, teachers, parents)    
  • Knowledge of the systems, structures and operating models that underpin the education, sport, active recreation and play sectors across Aotearoa  
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of effective pedagogical strategies culturally responsive and active pedagogies  

The candidate will need a full, clean driver’s license.  

Nuku Ora prides itself on having a fun and flexible workplace which encourages a collaborative working environment. We work by affecting change in the wider environment across the Wellington region and are looking for someone to help us achieve this in a professional and innovative manner alongside the rest of our team.  

Please include a cover letter and current CV in your application.   

Applications close: Friday 23rd April 2021.   

Enquiries and applications can be directed to info@nukuora.org.nz or phone 04 380 2070.  

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Healthy Active Learning Community Connector

Nuku Ora is a charitable Regional Sports Trust (RST).  Our vision is Hauora. Everyone active, healthy, and happy. Nuku Ora’s purpose is transforming lives in the Wellington region through physical activity.   

Healthy Active Learning is a collaborative joint agency wellbeing initiative between Sport New Zealand and the Ministries of Health and Education. Healthy Active Learning supports schools and kura across Aotearoa to improve the wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi through healthy eating and drinking, and quality physical activity.   

Nuku Ora is one of six Regional Sports Trust's selected to roll-out the regional workforce element of phase one of Healthy Active Learning. With a focus on enhancing the physical activity experiences of young people in selected primary and intermediate and kura in the Wellington region.  

Nuku Ora is seeking a Healthy Active Learning Community Connector.  The Community Connector will support schools, kura and communities to identify, plan and implement opportunities for quality play, sport, and physical activity experiences for tamariki.  

Developing and maintaining strong meaningful relationships with schools, kura and community providers is a critical component of this role. This will enable strong connections with the wider community such as whānau, local health and physical activity providers to ensure a connected and coordinated approach to health and wellbeing outcomes for our tamariki. 

The key focus of this role is to advocate for quality school and community play, sport and physical activity experiences through sustainable opportunities and interventions.   

As the Healthy Active Learning Community Connector, you will: 

  • Work in partnership with a cluster of Healthy Active Learning schools, kura and their local communities.  
  • Support schools and kura to create an environment that promotes quality play, sport, and physical activity. 
  • Support schools and kura to strengthen their connections with their wider community, including whānau and local health and physical activity providers. 

This is a full- time fixed term role (through to 31 December 202with the potential for extension), with a home base at our Thorndon Quay office but involving travel across the region. There may also occasionally be work with the community outside of normal working hours.  

As the Healthy Active Learning Community Connector, you will have: 

Qualification 

  • A relevant tertiary qualification that is related to Community Development, Education and/or Sport and Recreation. 

Experience and Knowledge  

  • Experience in planning, coordinating, and implementing quality play, sport and physical activity opportunities and experiences for tamaraki. 
  • Experience in planning, coordinating, prioritising, and completing multiple tasks and projects to meet deadlines and produce quality results.  
  • Experience working with schools and/or kura. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of the systems, structures and operating models that underpin play, sport, and physical activity across Aotearoa. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of the systems and structures that guide and influence schools and/or kura. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of how the community sport and education sectors interact to deliver play, sport, and physical activity opportunities. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of the holistic value of play, sport and physical activity and its contribution to the wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi.  
  • Knowledge of Sport New Zealand’s strategies and approaches.  
  • Knowledge of the wider social and political context in which Regional Sport Trusts operate.  
  • Knowledge of, and commitment to, the Treaty of Waitangi and an understanding of what it means to uphold the mana of the Treaty and its principles of partnership, protection, and participation.  

The candidate will need a full, clean driver’s license.  

Nuku Ora prides itself on having a fun and flexible workplace which encourages a collaborative working environment. We work by affecting change in the wider environment across the Wellington region and are looking for someone to help us achieve this in a professional and innovative manner alongside the rest of our team.  

Please include a cover letter and current CV in your application.   

Applications close: Friday 23rd April 2021.   

Enquiries and applications can be directed to info@nukuora.org.nz or phone 04 380 2070.  

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Toitu Poneke- Board Member

Who Are We?

Toitu Poneke Community & Sports Centre Inc. (Toitu Poneke, or “thehub”) is a provider of social, meeting and training spaces, on Kilbirnie Park, Wellington.  With 6 significant sporting clubs making up our diverse membership (currently 1,800 people, including rugby, darts, diving, softball, netball and fencing), thehub also hosts other multiple community groups, family celebrations and corporate meetings.  Toitu Poneke also owns and operates “thehub Ltd” who manage and deliver our onsite food & beverage services.  Whilst Toitu Poneke is considered a leading hub model in New Zealand, we still have much to achieve.

Our Purpose

To support, strengthen, promote and advocate for sport, active recreation and community groups, for children and adults, and to maximise the facilities, the partnerships and the opportunities the Hub provides.

Our Vision

A dynamic, sustainable and inclusive Hub, that encourages, enables and inspires our community to lead more fulfilling lives through sport, socialisation and active recreation.

Our Values

A        All are welcome

C        Community is at our heart

T         Teamwork is essential

I          Integrity in all that we do      

V         Vibrant environment

E         Excellence is our aim

Who We Seek?

We are seeking strategic and innovative thinkers and doers to fill the 2 vacant positions on our Board of seven from May 2021.  An understanding of the Sport & Recreation sector would be an advantage, as well as being Community minded / connected.  Applicants will need to bring a variety of skills, knowledge and experiences, with cultural, gender and age diversity of importance to our Appointments Panel.  The term  for Board members is 3 years, with the ability to serve for 2 consecutive terms.  As a Board, we meet for 2 hours every 6 -8 weeks, plus some sub-committee work can be expected between meetings.

To Register Your Interest…

Please complete the invitation to apply form below and forward to rossdjamieson@gmail.com – by no later than 5pm on Friday 16 April 2021.  Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview.

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Wellington Softball Association- Operations Manager

About us

Wellington Softball Association (WSA), established in 1937, is a regional sports body based at Hataitai Park.  WSA incorporates softball clubs within Wellington City, Porirua City and the Kapiti Coast District south of the Otaki River.

The primary purposes of WSA are to promote, develop and co-ordinate competitions for all softball within our region; and support and assist our Members to deliver Softball.  

About the role

We are seeking an Operations Manager who can manage the smooth running of the club competitions, tournaments, representative programmes and development programmes to ensure that the best possible experience is delivered to our membership.  You would also be looking at ways to promote the sport and looking for ways to increase participation.

About you

To be successful in this role you would need to have exceptional time management, organisational and communication skills.  You would need to enjoy, and have proven experience, in stakeholder management.  We're always looking to do things smarter - so a continuous improvement mindset is also key.

We're looking for someone who has had sports administration / management experience, within softball is an advantage, but if you've equivalent experience in another code that is all good too!   

Application

To apply for this role please forward a cover letter and your CV to:

Nicole Jack

President - WSA

email:  nicole@wellingtonsoftball.org.nz 

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Wellington Softball Association- Game Administration Officer

About us

Wellington Softball Association (WSA), established in 1937, is a regional sports body based at Hataitai Park.  WSA incorporates softball clubs within Wellington City, Porirua City and the Kapiti Coast District south of the Otaki River.

The primary purposes of WSA are to promote, develop and co-ordinate competitions for all softball within our region; and support and assist our Members to deliver Softball.  

About the role

We are looking for a strong and well organised administrator with great verbal and written communication skills; experience with social media; and a growth mindset (what can be done better?).

This role would involve being the first point of contact for our members - basically dealing efficiently and effectively with their queries in a positive way. Relationships are key with this role - so you need to like and be comfortable with dealing with a diverse range of people. 

About you

To be successful in this role you would need to have exceptional time management, organisational and communication skills.  You would need to enjoy, and have proven experience, in stakeholder management.  We're always looking to do things smarter - so a continuous improvement mindset is also key.

We're looking for someone who has had administration, preferably with a sporting environment, but if you've equivalent experience that is all good too! 

This role is 20-25 hours per week and there is flexibility in the start/end times.  Some weeks will be busier than others but it's never boring!    

Application

To apply for this role please forward a cover letter and your CV to:

Nicole Jack

President - WSA

email:  nicole@wellingtonsoftball.org.nz 

 

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Listing a vacancy

If you have a sport and active recreation, health, or wellbeing focused vacancy in the greater Wellington region that you would like to advertise on this page, please email the relevant details to info@nukuora.org.nz 

Remember to include the close-off date for applications.