Coach Positions Available at Triathlon New Zealand

by Fergus Murray on 07 Feb, 2013 11:33 • Español

Triathlon New Zealand (Tri NZ) is the national governing body for the sport of triathlon in New Zealand and has enjoyed a rich history of success: Since Erin Baker and Rick Wells both graced the podium at the very first ITU World Championships in 1989, Kiwis have won a further 13 World Championship medals and 3 more at the Olympic Games.

Triathlon is one of just 10 sports ‘targeted’ by High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) for programme investment in the current Olympiad, and as such Tri NZ is embarking on an exciting forward plan to ensure continued international success towards 2016 and 2020. With the appointment of a High Performance Director, a move to a centralised training model for our High Performance Squads, and an unambiguous medal ambition, we are now looking to complete our High Performance Team with several focused new appointments.

To be based at the forthcoming National High Performance Centre in Cambridge – a community now steeped in medal-winning culture, incorporating the newly built Avantidrome and outstanding facilities at the adjacent St Peter’s School – and working as a team under the umbrella of the National Head Coach, the positions of High Performance Coach and Talent Development Coach will respectively have responsibility for coaching the centralised HP Development Squad and detecting and developing the next generation of Kiwi talent. Substantial operating budgets and attractive remuneration packages are available for each position.

The coaching team will be complimented by a complete performance support team, specifically including an embedded performance scientist, physical therapist and mental skills trainer, plus other specialties. The successful coaching candidates will therefore have experience of working effectively with an interdisciplinary team, and planning and delivering programmes to develop athletes towards international podium level. While based primarily at the National High Performance Centre, significant travel will be required for camps and competitions, both domestically and internationally.

Job descriptions and further details are available on the Triathlon New Zealand website. Applications comprising background letter and CV and clearly specifying which role is being applied for should be sent to Marlene Lucas (marlene.lucas@triathlon.org.nz) by close on 22 February. First interviews will be arranged for the following fortnight.  For further information or a confidential chat about either position, please contact High Performance Director, Graeme Maw, on +64 9 524 6959, graeme.maw@triathlon.org.nz

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