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Wellington Hockey - Looking for a new CEO

Job title:​ Chief Executive Officer

Organisation name:​ Wellington Hockey Association

Location:​ Wellington

Expertise:​ Leadership / Management

Job level:​ Senior Leadership

Work type:​Permanent full-time

What you’ll be doing

You’ll be responsible for ‘making hockey happen’ and providing great hockey experiences for the people of the Wellington region. To do this you’ll lead the organisation in all aspects of its day-to-day operations, providing the foundation and building blocks for success. You’ll be actively looking for ways to generate new revenue to fund our vision and strategy. You’ll also be supporting the development and growth of our small but dedicated workforce and all hockey participants so that they and the organisation can be successful for, and on behalf of, our members and all participants in the hockey community throughout the region. You’ll also be responsible for managing the Wellington Region Hockey Stadium Trust that oversees the hockey facilities throughout the Wellington Region.

Why you should apply

Our vision is for hockey to be the sport of choice for Wellingtonians. You’ll have the backing of a supportive board determined to enable the success of hockey and theassociation. We have great facilities and programmes, and passionate members whowe work closely with to achieve our strategy and goals. This is an exciting industry and will give you the opportunity to make a real difference to our community.

What we’re looking for

Someone who’s prepared to roll up their sleeves, and get on with the job of developing a great customer-centric organisation with a solid revenue base. You’ll be focussed on developing valued partnerships with our stakeholders and practical enough to turn your hand to whatever needs doing to ultimately achieve the outcomes of the organisation.

About Wellington Hockey

We’ve been around for over 100 years, ensuring that people in the Wellington region have access to hockey as a great sporting choice. A number of our high performance athletes have successfully represented the city, our region, and New Zealand. We provide a range of summer and winter competitions and events for all age groups. We also manage facilities on behalf of the Wellington Regional Hockey Stadium Trust.

Closing date: Fri 28th April 2023

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Please email your covering letter and CV to

If you require further information please email Deputy Board Chair, John Thomason:



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