VNZ Board vacancies: Elected & Appointed roles

Ahead of the 2023 Volleyball New Zealand Annual General Meeting in October, Volleyball New Zealand has two vacant governance positions; one nominated by Regional Associations to have their name put forward for election and one appointed position.

Elected position

Via nominations submitted by Regional Associations, the members will elect one board role at the 2023 AGM. Please contact your local Regional Association if you are interested in being nominated via this process.

Appointed position 

For those interested in the appointed position - information is below which outlines the opportunity and the process to apply.

Position Description

Volleyball NZ is the national sport organisation for Volleyball in New Zealand established to encourage and enhance participation in the sport and support athletes on the international stage.

Volleyball is a dynamic non-contact sport. It is inter-generational, combining genders and ethnicities available to play together. Following a strategic consultation process a new Strategic Plan for 2023-2030 is being implemented to transform Volleyball New Zealand into a multi-code sport and play activity with a significant footprint on the sporting landscape.

Volleyball is the fourth most popular sport in New Zealand secondary schools with 24,000 young people playing last year, bending the trend of most traditional team sports.

The Volleyball New Zealand Board has seven board members, four elected and three appointed. In 2023 Volleyball New Zealand has two vacant governance positions, one nominated by Regional Associations to have their name put forward for election and one appointed position.

The Board holds bi-monthly virtual meetings with one in-person board meeting alongside additional sub-committee meetings and strategy sessions. It is expected that interested applicants will have an affinity with Volleyball and value the work that Volleyball New Zealand does for the sport and the community.

Ideal Applicant

Volleyball New Zealand is seeking candidates with the following attributes:

  • Good knowledge of the sports sector and an understanding of Volleyball
  • Experience in governance and strengths in HR and or working with volunteers
  • Strong alignment with the aims and values of the organisation
  • Sound analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good strategic thinking and decision-making skills


We particularly encourage applications from Women, Tāngata Whenua, Pasifika, Individuals with a disability, the LGBTQ community.

Information required to apply

To submit your application, attach both your CV and a cover letter, and then proceed to forward your documents to Steven Upfold via the contact information shown below.

Closes – September 28, 2023

Term: 3 years

Time commitment: bi-monthly board meeting cycle

Remuneration: Unpaid


Steven Upfold
Interim Chief Executive
Volleyball NZ


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Oceania Volleyball
Volleyball New Zealand Inc
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Albany, Auckland, New Zealand