The success of our athletes at the Olympic Games makes us proud to be New Zealanders.

Beyond the Olympic Games is the Olympic Movement – one of the most powerful in the world. This movement inspires excellence, celebrates achievement and promotes international understanding.

The New Zealand Olympic Committee is responsible for this movement in New Zealand and for selecting, organising and leading teams to Olympic and Commonwealth Games. Through the Olympic Movement and our international connections the New Zealand Olympic Committee delivers value and leadership. Our commitment to our partnerships with High Performance Sport New Zealand, Sport New Zealand and the National Sport Organisations maximises our athletes’ success on the world’s stage.

New Zealand Olympic Committee

Board Member Vacancies

The New Zealand Olympic Committee represents the Olympic Movement in New Zealand. We hold the unique mandate to select and send teams to Olympic Games and to promote the Olympic brand and values, a role that has been held for more than 100 years.

We are also responsible for the delivery of the Commonwealth Games.

Our aim is to inspire excellence and pride in New Zealanders and enable our athletes to achieve on the world’s stage.

Games-time performance planning, operations and leadership are our primary focus. We also lead and advocate for sport and athletes and use our international connections to deliver value to New Zealand.

We are heavily reliant on partnerships for funding and are not-for-profit. We operate with integrity and are athlete-focussed.

Together with our sports and athletes we inspire New Zealanders and make them proud.

The New Zealand Olympic Committee is seeking applications for three positions on the Board.  Under the Terms of the Constitution two of the three retiring Members are eligible for re-election for a further Term and are both seeking re-election.

Candidates will bring:

  • Demonstrated experience within senior governance and leadership positions
  • Strategic ability and stakeholder focus
  • Commercial and business acumen
  • Commitment to the vision and values of the New Zealand Olympic Committee

Supporting information and an application form is available from office@olympic.org.nz.

Please submit a completed application form no later than 5pm on Friday 13 March 2014 and send to either: office@olympic.org.nz; or Kereyn Smith, Chief Executive Officer, New Zealand Olympic Committee, PO Box 37-774, Parnell, Auckland 1151.

Position Description

Nomination form

NZOC Board Member Application Form

Board Governance Policy

Team Services Coordinator Vacancy

The New Zealand Olympic Committee currently has a vacancy for a Team Services Coordinator (TSC).  Reporting to the Team Services Director the TSC will work with the wider Team Services group to plan, coordinate and deliver key aspects of the planning and operations for a variety of Games.  It is currently envisaged that this TSC will work on the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2015, Lillehammer Youth Winter Olympic Games and Rio Olympic Games in 2016 and then focus on the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games.  Therefore, the ideal person will have a strong interest in snow and ice sports. 

This is a fulltime role, based in our Auckland office.

To succeed in this role, you will be an accomplished project or event coordinator with previous experience in the sports management sector, ideally at the high performance level. Possessing an exceptional level of personal organisation and initiative, you will be willing and able to go the extra mile to ensure the NZ Games Teams receive world class support. As with all NZOC positions, a passion for sport and an affinity to our values of integrity, excellent, respect, leadership and athletes are of paramount importance.

You will need to be available for international travel during games time, and have the right to live and work in New Zealand.

If you believe you have the skills and experience to excel in this role, and share our dedication to the success of New Zealand athletes on the world stage, please apply now with a CV and one page covering letter to office@olympic.org.nz

A job description can be obtained by emailing office@olympic.org.nz.  This vacancy closes at 5:00 pm, Tuesday 24 March 2015.