General Manager High Performance – New Zealand Football
High Performance Sport New Zealand
Auckland, NZ
4d ago


As a key member of the Senior Management Team, The GM High Performance promotes and supports the creation of a world-leading high-performance environment and culture for national teams' staff (Men's and Women's, age-group teams, Futsal Ferns and Futsal Whites) so that they can enable inspiring performances on the world stage.

This includes the provision of effective performance and preparation programmes (Coaching, Sports Science, Medical, Mental Skills, Performance Analysis) which are aligned and supported by robust systems and processes.

The GM High Performance works closely with the CEO and Football Ferns and All Whites Head Coaches with respect to national teams planning to deliver on Inspiring Performances on the International Stage as outlined in the Football in NZ Strategic Direction 2020-2026.


  • Senior leadership experience and success within a high-performance sporting or corporate environment.
  • Proven record in effective management of people and building cultures within teams.
  • Ability to manage and measure results including setting clear objectives, assigning responsibility for tasks and decisions, and monitoring progress against targets set
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple concurrent projects with changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Highly skilled in inspiring and motivating others in order to achieve peak performance.
  • Communicates openly and honestly, in a way that promotes trust and understanding which builds strong relationships
  • Creates a culture of innovation, collaboration, performance and transparency; and to build effective teams to these ends.
  • A passion for high performance sport, ideally football would be well regarded.

    Football is the global game and Football in New Zealand is the biggest game in the country, providing experiences and opportunities for all - male and female, young and not so young, talented athletes and community level players.

    New Zealand Football's purpose is to enrich lives and connect people through positive experiences to build strong communities, and the staff are passionate and talented people who are committed to living the core Values : Enjoyment, Respect, Collaboration, Inclusive and Ambition.

    New Zealand Football is committed to upholding the mana of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is embarking on a journey to grow and embed a rich, vibrant culture of diversity and inclusion.

    New Zealand Football aim to make football the most inclusive sport in Aotearoa New Zealand.

    This is a fantastic leadership opportunity within one of New Zealand's major sporting organisations at an exciting time for Football with The FIFA Women's World Cup to be co-hosted on home shores in New Zealand in 2023!

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