ESNZ has a vacancy open for a High Performance General Manager.  This role is currently a fixed term position, and is now being advertised due to it moving to a permanent full-time position.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the High Performance General Manager will provide strategic vision, leadership and policy/programme management expertise within the ESNZ High Performance Programme covering all ESNZ disciplines in order to create a platform and environment that delivers world class high performance outcomes on a sustainable basis and enables ESNZ athletes and coaches to be consistently successful at the international elite level.

The Eventing HP programme, based in the UK, is a key priority for this role including the development and implementation of the ESNZ Eventing HP Strategy 2021-2024 and beyond. In addition, the role will provide strategic assistance and leadership to the Dressage, Jumping, Para and Endurance disciplines with their high performance programmes.

To be considered for this role you will need to be an engaging leader with an ability to swiftly build relationships and credibility with international level athletes, coaches, staff and stakeholders. A proven business acumen including strategic, operational planning and budgeting is required. The ideal candidate has developed, led or contributed to a successful High Performance Programme and culture and understands the factors required to win internationally in sport.

Knowledge of Equestrian sports (in particular, Eventing) would be an advantage however candidates with experiences in other sports, at a commensurate level, will be highly regarded.

This role presents a unique opportunity to make a positive impact on the delivery of high performance programmes both strategically and operationally across NZ equestrian sports.

Sportspeople is conducting the recruitment for this role on behalf of ESNZ, therefore to find out more about this role, including the position description visit Sportspeople on the following link: