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The Auckland Hearts Head Coach position is a key part in ensuring that Auckland Cricket is the association of choice at domestic level. It is a position where responsibility and achievement over a period of time manifest it- self through a culture and environment of continual development. The Auckland Hearts Head Coach and Talent ID Manager will first and foremost lead the Auckland Hearts domestic campaigns, as well as support Auckland White Ferns. They will assist in leading the high performance pathway for age group players and players feeding into the Auckland Aces and Hearts teams. In addition, they will manage the Developing Future Aces and Future Hearts programmes. This role will be supported by specialist coaching resources.

The role requires leadership, communication, administration, management of coaches, selectors and support staff, player development and long term strategic planning.

The aim of Auckland Cricket High Performance Department

The vision of Auckland Cricket’s High-Performance Department is to be the ‘association of choice’ that primarily develops great players and people in New Zealand. Through athlete centered development we create international players that are selected and excel for the BLACKCAPS and WHITE FERNS. Our high performance values set the foundation of our behaviors; they define how we interact with each other and ultimately how the community perceive us. Our values are;

  • Integrity
    We uphold high consistent standards of behaviors, have deep respect for honesty. Continually searching for a better way, accepting and celebrating difference.
  • Challenge
    We challenge each other for a better way, we enjoy tension when facing challenge and embrace progress.
  • Responsibility
    We are responsible for our actions and how we behave and interact. We share credit and responsibility in the protection and promotion of wellbeing.
  • Achievement
    With effort, skill and courage we embrace success and failure to develop well rounded individuals and athletes. When we carry out our plans we will achieve as individuals and as a team.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

A strong and well-developed coaching philosophy around athlete centered coaching and the development of high performing athletes.

Coaching or management experience in high performance cricket at major association, international or equivalent level.

New Zealand Cricket Level 3 or participation in the New Zealand Cricket PCP or international equivalent.

A proven track record in high performance cricket at major association, international or equivalent level.

Good organisational skills and attention to detail in programme design and delivery.

Applicants are required to return:
A Covering Letter, Coaching Philosophy and Current CV to to register an interest.
Applications close 5pm 29th April.


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