Regional Connectivity Coordinator (x2)

About us – Ko wai maatou

Sport Waikato is at an exciting stage in its history as we look to accelerate our vision of having ‘Everyone out there and active’. Guided by Moving Waikato - our strategy to grow participation in play, active recreation, and sport in the Waikato region - we have set ourselves a goal of having 75% of the population regularly active by 2030. Our motto: “Mahia te mahi hei painga moo te iwi – We do the work for the betterment of the people” – Te Puea Herangi.

We are committed to the ongoing development of our workplace culture which has at its heart, a ‘one team’ philosophy which supports, develops and enables one another as a collective and collaborative team to achieve a united vision and strategy. This philosophy supported by our flexible approach to working we believe enables our people to succeed in both their work and personal lives.

The opportunity – Te Whiwhinga mahi

Nothing has changed but everything is changing. A statement that Sport Waikato has clear evidence of when it comes to the landscape for the delivery of physical activity through play, active recreation and sport. 

Sport Waikato are committed to working together with key partners to achieve more and are seeking two passionate Regional Connectivity Coordinators to work with, and provide strategic leadership, to the Territorial Local Authorities in the North (Waikato District, Hamilton City and Waipa District) and West (Otorohanga and Waitomo Districts) as well as to the local sport and active recreation organisations and providers in these areas. 

The Regional Connectivity Coordinators lead the development of local play, active recreation and sport planning/strategy ensuring alignment with regional and district level insights, Moving Waikato, Long Term Plan and annual planning processes, and sector need.

The roles will work closely with key partners to guide physical activity strategy, provision and investment. 

 About you – Ko wai koe

To achieve this goal and activate change for our region’s people, we need someone who has:

  • Strong relationship building and networking skills
  • a Tertiary qualification in Sport Studies and Project management and/or planning qualification
  • Experience working in and across local government settings, including annual planning and LTP processes
  • Experience leading strategy and projects
  • Experience working in the New Zealand community sport sector

If this role sounds like something you’d be great at, apply now!


To apply

Please apply online and provide a cover letter and CV. 

For more information or to request a position description please contact Sandri Killian at or 021 954 654.

Please do not send your application to Sandri but apply via Seek.