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General Manager

Hawke’s Bay Hockey Association

Flexible Part Time


Hawke’s Bay Hockey Association

Hawke’s Bay Hockey Association is located at Park Island, in Napier and is the regional sporting organisation for hockey in the Hawke’s Bay. Hawke’s Bay Hockey Association have a commitment to building positive life-long connections and experiences through hockey. We aim for a future where hockey is inclusive and enjoyed by all through accessible and affordable opportunities. We are currently on the search for someone to lead our small, motivated team into our next phase of growth.

The Role

The primary purpose of this role is to provide high level management of Hawke’s Bay Hockey Association including the management of its people and finances, while overseeing all business units. This is a part time role of twenty hours per week, allowing you work-life balance while still having a role you can really sink your teeth into.

The Person

You’ll be a real people person, a respected leader with the ability to engage effectively across a wide range of stakeholders. You have strong commercial acumen and financial expertise balanced by the ability to think outside the square. An understanding of the current sporting landscape would get you off on the front foot along with knowledge of not-for-profit funding streams.

Key Tasks will include:

  • Managing Staff performance + provide support & guidance
  • Promoting Positive culture within the Hawke’s Bay Hockey community
  • Human Resource Management
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Oversight of financial matters including monthly reporting
  • Implementation of HBHA Strategy
  • Oversight of Health and Safety Policy
  • Operational Sustainability
  • Managing Funding streams
  • Reporting
  • Sponsor relationship management
  • Growth of sponsorship and fundraising income

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Commercial acumen balanced with creative problem-solving and sound financial judgement
  • Excellent relationship management skills and people leader experience
  • Understanding of not-for-profit funding streams
  • The aspiration to drive continuous improvement and implement strategic initiatives
  • Excellent time management skills, the ability to work under pressure and manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Experience of engaging professionally with a range of stakeholders
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of the current sporting landscape and the willingness to muck in when needed.


To apply, please forward your CV and a written statement explaining why you would be a good fit for this role and send to chair@hbhockey.org.nz. Applications close 11th March 2024.