Working at NZ Rugby

Head of High Performance – New Zealand Rugby

Wellington - Wellington City

  • A rare world leading high performance opportunity
  • Wellington base preferred
  • Competitive package with great benefits
  • An opportunity to work for one of New Zealand’s best workplaces

New Zealand Rugby, one of New Zealand’s leading sporting organisations, is looking for an accomplished and experienced, Head of High Performance to join our winning team and continue to develop an environment that delivers world class high performance outcomes and ensures continued success for our teams in black.

As the Head of High Performance, you will lead the creation of an environment within which coaches and athletes, in both our Men’s and Women’s programmes, can develop to their full potential and excel at an international level. You’ll be responsible for the development and implementation of strategies and plans that will deliver high performance results on the global stage. This will encompass the development of high performance programmes for elite athletes; including talent selection, coaching, fitness, competition, nutrition, equipment, the application of all aspects of sports science, through to the delivery of international success.

In addition to your proven leadership skills, you will be someone who can influence stakeholders across the sporting the landscape. While having the ability to create strategies that support high performance, you are equally comfortable operationalising these strategies and plans.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Extensive experience working with and leading teams within a high-performance sports environment
  • Previous knowledge of and exposure to world leading high performance sports systems
  • An understanding of the characteristics of effective high-performance athlete and coach development pathways with proven experience implementing these
  • An understanding of the factors required to deliver results internationally in sport.

New Zealand Rugby has a diverse and inclusive culture and is certified with the Rainbow Tick.  

The ideal candidate must obtain a clear Ministry of Justice Criminal Convictions check.

Applications close Sunday, 21 January at 5.00 p.m.