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Last updated: 14/12/2022

Development Manager

Wellington North Badminton is the regional body responsible for the promotion and development of badminton in the Wellington North region (north of Ngaio to the south of Paekakariki). Established in 1976, we are a member association of Badminton New Zealand and the leading badminton organisation in the Capital region.

This key role will take overall responsibility for the leadership, planning, management, and coordination of Wellington North Badminton’s development and performance programme both on and off the court for players and coaches.

This is a part-time (30 hours) role on an initial 1-year fixed-term contract. Due to the nature of this role, flexible working hours with some evening and weekend hours will be required. The role is based in Tawa, Wellington, some regional and national travel may be required from time to time. There is potential for this role to grow into a permanent role.

What you will do

  • Lead the development and implementation of both coaching and player development programmes
  • Lead the development and implementation of both coaching and player pathways
  • Work as a team to develop training/development programmes catering to a wide range of players
  • Develop, monitor, and enforce any breaches of the coach’s code of conduct or player’s code of conduct
  • Work with the Community Manager to develop and improve coaching capabilities in the community such as schools and clubs
  • Oversee the identification, selection, and performance of Team WN players across all levels and age groups
  • Create a safe and robust environment that allows players to perform at their best abilities

What you will bring

  • 2 years or more sports coaching experience, ideally in a range of environments including performance/schools/clubs/communities’ settings
  • A reputable coaching qualification (such as BWF Coaching Certification at Level 1 or above) is required
  • Strong leadership and team management skills, with the ability to develop and maintain a positive team culture
  • Excellent eye for detail and time management
  • Ability to develop and deliver coaching programme to build knowledge and skills
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with people at all levels
  • Strength in problem-solving, critical, and analytical thinking
  • Financial and budget management skill is advantageous
  • Marketing and social media skill is advantageous, but not necessary


All applications must currently hold the right to work in New Zealand and currently be in New Zealand. In accordance with the Vulnerable Children Act, satisfactory police vetting will be required before the commencement of employment.

Please forward your CV and cover letter to by Midday (12pm), 20 January 2023. Only applicants who are selected for interview will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be interviewed before application closes.

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