VBOP appoint new GM

Volleyball Bay of Plenty are delighted to announce the appointment of Marc Thomas to the new position of General Manager.

Marc comes to VBOP from working for 15 years in the New Zealand Defence Force in a variety of roles with lots of leadership and managerial experience which will be a benefit for our volleyball community.

Marc has an impressive list of personal achievements including representing New Zealand at the Junior Bodybuilding World Championships and the World Strongman Games.

Marc says the key skills that were required for my time as a manager in the NZDF were event management, people management and leadership development, all of which he is excited to be bringing to BOP Volleyball. Marc has experience in business management having owned and operated my own strength and conditioning gym on the North Shore for five years.

VBOP: General Manager role

Volleyball Bay of Plenty have recently established a new and ambitious Strategic Plan and now seek applications for the position of General Manager.

The board of VBOP are excited to begin this strategic period by establishing a leadership position to oversee the fulfilment of our organisation purpose, and the attainment of our vision & strategic outcomes.

The ‘General Manager’ position is full time (40hrs p/w) and fixed-term for 12 months – with the intention from the board to make this permanent if VBOP grows operations & sustainable revenue.

In the first 12 months, the role will be focussed on:

  1. Increasing revenue to support the extension of the GM position & grow VBOPs’ capacity in general
  2. Organising, enhancing & delivering existing events & competitions (both indoor & beach) over the summer months
  3. Exploring & establishing new volleyball opportunities across the BOP

Depending on the success of the preferred candidate to achieve these, in the long-term the GM will remove themselves from the responsibility of delivering events/competitions and elevate themselves to focus purely on management & leadership tasks.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Can provide leadership to take our association to the next level
  • Has a combination of both event/competitions management & leadership capability
  • Is self-motivated to drive growth & increase standards across the region
  • Has extremely strong relationship management abilities

The position can be home based with office space & support available at the Sport Bay of Plenty Sports Houses in Tauranga, Rotorua and Whakatane.

Click here for a copy of the job description.

If you believe you have the skills and attributes to succeed in this important role please apply in writing, by emailing your CV and a cover letter to Debra - manager@volleyballbop.co.nz

Applications close Friday June 10th 5pm.

Ideal start date 1st July 2022