Copyright Photo: KAMPIC / Kerry Marshall

Equestrian Sports New Zealand has an exciting opportunity for a National Development Manager – Strength & Adapt.

This national project management role requires a stakeholder management specialist with the ability to collaborate with the equestrian community in identifying what members want from ESNZ and co-designing membership offerings to meet the needs of horses and riders at all levels and across all disciplines.

Reporting to the General Manager – Community, the National Development Manager – Strength & Adapt will project manage the Strength and Adapt approach which will develop 2 key elements:

  1. “connect through collaboration” by co-designing a membership offering that provides a financially sustainable and attractive value proposition to strengthen membership for current competitive members and adapt membership to incorporate recreational equestrian horses and riders (initially within the current ESNZ disciplines, but with potential to broaden further with and across equestrian partners in future).
  2. “discipline delivery pilot” approach with equestrian disciplines to co-design inclusive horse and human-centric approaches to the equestrian pathway and experiences (progressively across disciplines but to inform and influence across all disciplines).

To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated success in a project management role within business, sport or similar that has achieved increased capacity for participation. You will have the ability to manage competing priorities and activities at once whilst planning, coordinating and driving the design and implementation of project milestones that are on time and meet strategic targets.

This is an exciting role which presents an opportunity for someone shape the direction of equestrian experiences for both our members and disciplines.


Please contact Sportspeople Recruitment Lead Consultant Karen Good on:

Mobile: 021 231 9602,

FREECALL NZ 0800 634 388,

Email: [email protected]