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Communications and Marketing Manager


We are looking for a Communications and Marketing Manager to join our Business Team in a permanent, full-time position. Reporting to the General Manager Business you will be:

  • Leading the communication and marketing function for Nuku Ora, with a particular emphasis on building positive brand awareness and strong stakeholder relationships across the physical activity sector in our region
  • Implementing the Nuku Ora Communication Strategy
  • Managing the dynamic Nuku Ora Communications and Marketing team and ensuring appropriate support is delivered for business units and projects of significance across the organisation
  • Overseeing the campaign planning and delivery, in conjunction with the Event Manager, for Nuku Ora’s signature events; Wellington Round the Bays and the Wellington Sport and Recreation Awards
  • Developing and delivering communication and marketing collateral for Nuku Ora’s internal and external communication channels
  • Working with Senior Leadership to leverage communications and market for the successful achievement of Nuku Ora’s strategic targets and objectives.
  • Undertaking necessary reporting, evaluation and maintenance of all Nuku Ora communication and marketing channels.


Our ideal candidate will understand the power of communications and marketing to drive behaviour change, have experience in managing or leading the communication and marketing function for a small to medium sized organization, and be able to articulate ideas and creativity into action. 

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 your current CV in your application. Creativity in your application is appreciated.

Applications close Sunday, 31st October 2021

Enquiries and applications can be directed to or phone 04 380 2070. 

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Regional Programme Manager (Fixed-term – Parental Leave)

Are you a leader who is passionate about physical activity, health and wellbeing? Are you committed to equitable health outcomes for less active communities? Then a Regional Programme Manager position at Nuku Ora is where you can make a difference. The Regional Programme Manager role is 12 months fixed term, to cover a period of parental leave, beginning January 2022.   

Nuku Ora is looking for someone to lead a team of Programme Advisors, working across targeted populations, to deliver programmes and initiatives that lead to enhanced wellbeing of people across the Wellington region (with a specific focus on the Hutt Valley and Wairarapa). You will provide leadership, management and support to develop and maintain a highly effective Nuku Ora Regional Programme team and build and maintain collaborative partnerships both internally and externally to achieve Nuku Ora objectives.  

Key tasks of this role include:  

  • Management, leadership, mentoring and support of direct reports 
  • Oversight and management of health contracts, including implementation, planning, reporting, quality management, and achievement of milestones 
  • Managing the overall Regional Programme team budget within delegations 
  • Building and maintaining relationships and partnerships with people and organisations to positively influence the provision of physical activity in the Wellington region 
  • Working positively and constructively across the Nuku Ora Team. 

The ideal candidate will have experience in leading and managing a team, along with a good understanding of the sector supporting physical activity, health and wellbeing in the Wellington region. They must have a track record of overseeing the delivery of programmes and initiatives that support wellbeing as well as developing and maintaining quality stakeholder relationships.  

Nuku Ora prides itself on having a fun and flexible workplace which encourages a collaborative working environment. We work by effecting 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. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer – we welcome applications from diverse communities.  

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

Applications close5pm, 28th October 2021.  

Enquiries and applications can be directed to or phone 04 380 2070. 

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Sport Tasman - Community Connector

Sport Tasman / Te Rōpū Hakinkina O Te Tauihu is the Regional Sports Trust for the top of the South Island. We aim to improve the opportunities provided to, and the experiences of, youth/rangatahi in our region (Nelson, Tasman, Marlborough, Kaikoura, and Buller). 

An opportunity exists to join the Trust in a part time (30hrs), permanent position as the Active Recreation Community Connector, based in the beautiful Buller/Kawatiri.

The primary focus of this role and the Active Recreation teams mahi/work is to inspire our communities to engage in increased levels of physical activity and improve their well-being through active recreation.  We have a particular interest in working with rangatahi/young people in Marlborough via

  • Utilising our amazing natural and urban environments while aligning it to participants values.
  • Developing and/or supporting the delivery of youth focused events and activities in our communities in conjunction with rangatahi, key partners and stakeholders.
  • Support of active recreation & community providers  

The human taking on this role will need to have an A+ approach to planning and be able to build strong relationships at a variety of levels (rangatahi, Council, Iwi, Youth Council, College, Active Rec Providers, other stakeholders, and funders.).  Our approach to our mahi/work is around collaboration and connection with a community. This means that any projects and initiatives undertaken will include a locally lead and co-designed approach while fully embedding the principals of Mana Taiohi when working with rangatahi.

Relevant qualifications and/or suitable level of experience in active recreation and/or working with rangatahi is preferred.

Application form and position description are available from our website or email or phone 03 546 7910.

Applications must include a completed application form and curriculum vitae and are to be received by 5.00pm Friday 22nd October 2021. Send applications to: HR Manager Sport Tasman P O Box 3197 Richmond Nelson 7050 Or email to:

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General Manager - Te Ara Moana Trust

Who is Te Ara Moana?

Te Ara Moana is a charitable trust established in 2014 to provide water based courses to children from Porirua schools to build self confidence and resilience and provide experiences that many of these tamariki would not otherwise have an opportunity to experience. Our program is not only a sporting program though. The pursuit of māuri ora (wellbeing) is embedded in our vision, and our approach to teaching. Every session we discuss our kaupapa. We talk about Manaakitanga, being respectful and kind to each other and to ourselves which produces Āhurutanga, a safe space for everyone, physically, emotionally and culturally where there are no “put downs” only “put ups”. We emphasise Kaitiakitanga the importance of looking after each other, our environment, and our future. It is different from a conventional sporting program as a leader is not the person out in front, the leader is the person helping others less confident or less able. Currently we are operating Monday to Wednesday during the school terms throughout the year. The schools select the students. We collect them around 11am and drop them back to school before 3pm. Each course is one day a week for five weeks so we can see the development in confidence and skills over that time. Currently we are only taking students from years 6, 7 and 8. We have a kayaks, yachts, snorkelling equipment, wetsuits, lifejackets as well all the safety and rescue procedures and equipment. Our programme operates out of Titahi Bay Boating Club, but the location and type of activity offered each day is weather dependent. For more information about us check out our Facebook page or our website.

Why are we looking?

Our founder and previous General Manager passed away earlier this year. From her first signs of illness our dedicated and committed team of staff, volunteers, and Board members stepped up to ensure the organisation could continue uninterrupted so that the tamariki did not miss out on the opportunities and experiences. The organisation is ready now to choose the right person to carry it forward.

Who are we looking for?

We need a person who connects with our tamariki and can bring out the best in them. As we operate in an outdoor environment they need to have the experience and knowledge to making operational decisions on the day depending on weather and conditions.

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

Applications close 15th October 2021. 

Enquiries and applications can be directed to

Download the application form

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Partnership Lead - Spaces and Places

Are you a driven and enthusiastic professional with a commitment to building better opportunities for our communities? Are you an advocate for access to all in the physical activity sector? Then a Partnership Lead position at Nuku Ora is where you can make a difference. 

At 24 hours a week, Nuku Ora is looking for someone to drive the implementation of the Wellington Region Spaces and Places (Facilities) plan, working alongside local authorities, investors, and user groups. You will lead and deliver the key priority projects within the plan, as well as providing a regional view on facility developments; ensuring that new facility developments and re-developments are aligned to the principles identified in the regional plan; and providing timely support and advice to facility development partners will be critical to ensure regional plan outcomes are met.

Key tasks of this role include: 

  • Establishing and managing appropriate steering and technical groups to support the implementation of the regional plan
  • Facilitating and leading the implementation of the work programme and identified projects in the regional Spaces and Places plan
  • Advocating for the principles of the Regional Spaces and Plan, including good practice in universal design as it relates to equitable Spaces and Places access
  • Contributing to the development of the national network of regional facilities advisors
  • Providing regular updates on the progress of the plan to key partners and stakeholders
  • Initiating and managing the review of the regional plan
  • Working positively and constructively across the Nuku Ora Team.

The ideal candidate will have experience in planning, developing, or managing facilities, along with strong project management skills and a good understanding of the sector supporting physical activity. They must have a proven record of developing and maintaining quality stakeholder relationships and managing diverse interests to facilitate outcomes.  The ideal candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to analyse and present data to a variety of audiences. 

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. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer – we welcome applications from diverse communities. 

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

Applications close 5pm, 15th October 2021. 

Enquiries and applications can be directed to or phone 04 380 2070.

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Wellington Rugby League- Community Coordinator

WRL is seeking applications from people who have a passion for rugby league and people. We need a dynamic Community Coordinator who will inspire whole generations to not only enjoy our game but to celebrate their involvement in it because of the lifelong love of rugby league they share with their families and clubs. 

The Community Coordinator will have experience in sports development within the community and strong administration / organising skills. They have an in-depth knowledge of rugby league ideally with direct community experience of the game such as that gained in a club setting. You understand the concept of pathways and the importance of participation at all levels and for everyone. 

The ability to engage with a majority Māori and Pasifika stakeholder community is essential for this role. You will understand holistic wellbeing concepts that resonate with this group and have a strong understanding of developing relationships that are centred around concepts of whanaungatanga and manaakitanga. 

 The Community Coordinator will report to the WRL CEO. This is a full-time role based at Pelorus Trust Sports House, Lower Hutt. 

WRLs Strategic Plan (available with the role description) sets aspirational goals for our game which will see more people playing and enjoying rugby league, greater community connections, well run competitions and a well led, accountable organisation that serves the needs of our participants and future participants. Together with the Board, NZRL and the staff of WRL you will deliver this strategy in partnership with our community.

The candidate will need a full driver’s license.

We encourage you to send your application today. Please include a cover letter and current CV in your application.

A job description and Strategic Plan can be requested by emailing

Please submit all applications to

Closing date 5pm Monday – 27th October 2021

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Victoria University of Wellington- Fitness Advisor

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a Fitness Advisor to join the University Recreation Wellington team, on a permanent, full-time basis. If you were successful, you would be joining a welcoming and engaging team that prides itself on delivering outstanding fitness and wellbeing services that support our community to thrive. The role is diverse, providing the opportunity to widen your scope in the fitness and wellbeing industry. It includes delivering fitness services, wellbeing events and programmes, and professional frontline services to a diverse University community.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensure recreation spaces are safe, welcoming and accessible for the University community
  • Providing exciting and challenging fitness programmes and wellbeing initiatives for our community
  • Actively support the Fitness and Wellbeing Manager with the coordination of the Group Exercise programme, oversight of fitness facilities and equipment purchasing and maintenance
  • Regularly consult and measure community needs, identifying solutions to challenges and adjusting support services to meet expectations
  • Ensure basic operational administration is completed, using the central database and other core administrative processes

Ō pūmanawa - About you

Along with a proven ability to multi-task and communicate effectively, essentials to apply for the role include the following:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • Comprehensive programme prescription experience
  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

Additional desired skills/experience include the following:

  • Experience coordinating and supervising fitness and/or recreational events
  • Experience in a physical education or recreation environment
  • Current first-aid certificate

We need someone who is organised, innovative and passionate about fitness and recreation. This is an ideal role for someone looking for diverse development opportunities and the chance to make a real difference in the lives of our students.

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

An exciting opportunity to work within a supportive and energetic environment. This role is perfect for a multi-skilled professional with fitness programming and administration experience who is looking to make a difference in a tertiary environment. Join our passionate recreation team and help lead our community through the delivery of effective health, fitness, and wellbeing services.

Contact details for vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Meredith Price on 04 463 6655 or but applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Download and complete the University Application Form.

Click the apply now button at the base of the advert, follow the process to enter your contact details and add your CV in the online form.

Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you're a great fit for this position then email the completed application form, cover letter and any other supporting documentation to stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.

Applications close Wednesday, 13 October 2021.

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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 

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