Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) is a Not for Profit organisation and the National Association representing 74 Surf Life Saving Clubs. Today a little over 18,000 people are members of SLSNZ that save over 500 lives every year. Providing beach patrols on over 80 of New Zealand’s busiest beaches each summer is just part of what we do. Being a proactive lifesaving service, sporting organisation and providing a range of education programmes ensures that we keep New Zealand’s favourite playground safe for everyone.
Thanks to funding through New Zealand Search & Rescue (NZSAR), SLSNZ has an exciting opportunity for someone with a volunteer management background to help develop and oversee the delivery of a new club and volunteer development strategy. Reporting to the Chief Operations Officer the National Club & Volunteer Development Manager will become a vital role in helping to shape the future of the organisation, increasing and improving the culture and opportunities of volunteering within our clubs, which are at the heart of the organisation. Having a management oversight of the Regional Managers, this role will also help shape and oversee the delivery of our regional management plans.
Some of the key responsibilities will be to:
- Through the Regional Managers, oversee the delivery of the regional management plans with the purpose of supporting our nationwide network of 74 clubs;
- With the support of Volunteering New Zealand, develop and implement a Club & Volunteer Strategy to improve the recruitment and retention of our large volunteer workforce;
- Play a key role in the implementation of central government funding for surf life saving clubs.
- Work closely with the National SAR Manager and National Lifesaving Manager to develop pathways to support transitioning between other emergency and SAR services;
- Work with the Safety, Welfare & Risk Manager to develop a simple to use Health and Safety system and encourage a culture of Health and Safety best practice;
- Develop a diversity strategy with a roll-out process to build understanding of the need for, and benefits of diversity, ensuring it leads to, but is not limited to greater Maori and Pasifika engagement. Ensure the diversity strategy ensures equal opportunities for both male and female members across all aspects of Surf Lifesaving involvement;
- Help develop and implement a National Facility Strategy that considers the operational need, design and funding requirements for new and replacement Club facilities;
- Work with the SLSNZ Education Team and Regional Teams to ensure the effective review, development and delivery of an SLSNZ lifesaving training framework and development pathway for volunteers;
- Assist with the management of any projects that will benefit Clubs & Volunteers.,
This is a permanent position. The location has some flexibility – but would need to be based in an SLSNZ office.