Have you thought about being a Chef d'Equipe?

Published 18 July 2017

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ESNZ is seeking expressions of interest from those who would like to be considered Chef d’Equipes for future representative teams such as Oceania, FEI, Trans-Tasman, junior and young rider teams.

To have great Chef d’Equipes available for our New Zealand representative teams at Championships such as the World Equestrian Games and the Olympics, we need chefs who know the processes, understand their responsibilities and can efficiently organise and manage a team and coaches in the international environment, and importantly, we need chefs with experience!

We are hoping to build up a pool of chefs that will have exposure to training and development in this space and may initially be used for nationally selected teams and self-funded teams to gain experience, so that ultimately we have developed Chefs of a calibre to manage our future Olympics, Nations Cups and high performance teams.

To be successful you will need to have demonstrated clear leadership in your discipline, or in your profession, you will need to provide evidence of your ability to manage people, understand the complexities of FEI and international competitions and show clear competency with team and logistics management, dispute resolution and problem solving.   Please see below for a general Chef d’Equipe’s Position Description and for a further understanding of what this role might entail.

A selection will be made from the applications received.  The successful applicants may then be invited to attend some training days and receive assistance with their development to ensure we are providing a clear pathway for great team management and culture.

For those of you that may have already registered your interest with ESNZ Jumping in December 2016, your applications will automatically be considered as part of this process.

Click here for a Chef d'Equipe Position Description 


Please send an appropriate CV or covering letter which includes your discipline of preference or listing in order or preference the discipline for which you would like to be considered to the High Performance Operations Manager at warrick@nzequestrian.org.nz by Friday 11th August 2017.

If you miss this opportunity for application, please do not hesitate to contact Warrick or Sarah Dalziell-Clout to discuss future opportunities in this space.