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Manager - New Zealand Cycle Trail (NZCT) Inc.

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
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Job Description

  • Exciting role helping realise the full potential of the New Zealand Cycle Trail network.
  • Lead a small,  results-orientated organisation with the desire to make a real impact on New Zealand tourism and recreation
  • Drive commercial returns to regional and national stakeholders
  • Fixed term 18 months


About the organisation

The vision of the Nga Haerenga The New Zealand Cycle Trail (NZCT) Inc. is “Growing New Zealand through outstanding cycling experiences”.


NZCT was established in 2009 to create jobs and stimulate regional economies through additional tourism.  The NZCT network consists of Great Rides, Heartland Rides and potentially City Rides.  The success of the Great Rides has resulted in further government investment announced in the May budget which will be used to both enhance and extend the current network.


The New Zealand Cycle Trail Incorporated was created in 2014 to maximise the potential of the NZCT network, especially the Great Rides.  Progress has been good but there is still much to do and we are seeking a person who can lead the next phase of development and deliver on the NZCT Inc 2016-2018 business plan.


Please see our website for more information about NZCT Inc.


About the role

As Manager NZCT you will lead the operations of this Wellington based entity. 


You will have a small team and a lean budget, but the opportunities related to this high profile project are immense. 


Your role will be to work with the NZCT Inc Board, Great Ride governance groups, government agencies, and other key stakeholders  to implement NZCT Inc.’s business plan.


NZCT Inc has funding through until June 2018. The board expects a funding extension but cannot guarantee ongoing funding and therefore employment beyond this time.



  • To implement the NZCT Inc Business Plan
  • Overseeing the management and enhancement of the NZCT Brand
  • Managing relationships with all Great Rides, National Partners and government agencies
  • Creating value to Great Rides



  • Competitive salary
  • Opportunity to see the very best of New Zealand, and work with passionate stakeholders
  • Being at the forefront of one of New Zealand’s most exciting tourism developments


Skills and experience required

  • Previous leadership experience within membership-based entities
  • Excellent relationship development and management skills
  • The ability to think strategically and deliver to agreed standards and timelines
  • Strong communication skills – written and verbal, including being comfortable talking to media
  • A good understanding of tourism and marketing
  • Some understanding of how local and central government operates
  • An affinity with cycling
  • Experience in dealing with and servicing a board
  • A proven ability to work independently and be a ‘self starter’
  • Influencing skills
  • Ability to deal with multiple stakeholders
  • Prepared to work irregular hours if needed.


How to Apply

Click on the APPLY button below where a position description is also available. Your application must include your CV and a cover letter detailing your suitability for the position.


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Applications close at 5pm Friday 16 December 2016