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Community Programmes Co-ordinator


Waikato Institute for Leisure & Sport Studies (Wilss) is a unique organisation within the education landscape of New Zealand. Wilss is a charitable trust delivering quality education in leadership and volunteer development to meet the changing needs in the communities of Aotearoa New Zealand.  We provide opportunities for communities to learn in an inclusive safe environment while meeting new people and making community connections.

The position is based in Hamilton (30 hours per week negotiable) and involves coordinating, networking and delivering our community programmes throughout the Greater Waikato region.

The role is autonomous and requires a person with the ability to manage multiple programmes, have great listening and communication skills, have loads of energy, be self-motivated and have excellent decision-making and problem solving skills.  You would be part of a small team working to achieve the Wilss' vision of “Effective leaders and volunteers contributing to their community”.

          Duties & Responsibilities

  • Programme planning, promotion, implementation and evaluation.
  • Hands-on delivery of workshops.
  • Identifying needs in the community and developing programmes to meet those needs
  • Managing a programme budget.
  • Recruitment, co-ordination and support of facilitators within the different programmes.


    Education/Qualifications & Experience

  • Experience and/or knowledge of community education and needs.
  • Ability to network with community groups.
  • Full and clean drivers licence.
  • Ability to work with and across diverse groups and cultures.
  • Teaching and/or adult education qualification and/or experience would be an advantage.

We are a small but unique organisation that connects with over 8,000 people each year. 

If you are a person that thinks that they are ready to take on a challenge and make a difference then email your covering letter and CV to  You can download a job description from our website

Applications close 27 August 2018

Click here to download the job description 

Jack Clayton (General Manager)

027 4757515


Wanted..... people with passion and knowledge

Are you a great coach or sport administrator and interested in sharing your knowledge with others still learning the trade?

WILSS is looking for energetic, motivating 'teachers of the trade'. If you have a teaching or facilitation background, even better!

We deliver part-time NZQA modules to Waikato coaches and administrators - we are looking to extend our great team of programme facilitators and are interested in hearing from you.

We are also looking for teachers who would be able to work during the week days on our school's programme. We are seeking teachers with NZ teaching qualifications who have an understanding of leadership, volunteering and are keen to make a difference with young people.

For further details, please contact

Jack Clayton
General Manager
07 839 9908 or 0274 757 515


Excellent leaders and role models are vital in all walks of life...

I have been delighted with the way the WILSS leadership programmes connected with our students. The sessions are interactive, balanced and well paced. They provide real opportunities for..."

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