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Job vacancy-Active Families Coordinator

We’re a special breed here at Sport Manawatu. We live and breathe sport every day. It’s what drives us to get out of bed every morning and head to work. We don’t do it for the money. We do it because it’s our passion.

That means we don’t always work 8-5. Sport happens at night and on the weekends as well. It means we work with kids and volunteers to athletes competing on the world stage, and it means that from 3pm on a Friday we head out and do what we love: sport.

At the end of the day we are privileged to be able to help make it easier for people in our region to play, recreate and compete in sport. From kids, club participants, and volunteers to our elite athletes, we’re proud to support them all.

An exciting opportunity exists to join Sport Manawatu’s Green Prescription team. Active Families is a programme that helps parents and their children get active and learn about healthy eating.

 The Active Families Coordinator assists the family in setting goals and getting involved with fun physical activities that parents and children can enjoy together. This is achieved through the delivery of physical activity sessions and home visits.


 The ideal candidate will have:

  • A strong ability to develop relationships within the community and build rapport and trust with families in need of support
  • A strong ability to work collaboratively with families in goal setting and working towards positive lifestyle improvements
  • Proven experience in health promotion and can confidently endorse the benefits of regular physical activity and use motivation strategies to encourage participation
  • Proven experience in programme delivery including successful planning and delivery of structured physical activity sessions
  • Good time management skills and the ability to work out of hours as and when required
  • Experience working within a Kaupapa Maori framework preferred
  • Qualification in Exercise Prescription preferre
Applications close March 14.


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