Referee Development Officer (Full time - Fixed Term)

16 Jan

About the business

Tauranga City Basketball is one of New Zealand's most exciting and successful basketball Associations.  With continued growth year on year, there are now over 4,600 people playing basketball in the region.

About the role

The position provides a rare opportunity for an energetic and enterprising person in the field of Sports Management and Coaching. Reporting to the General Manager, you will be responsible for a variety of taskings including:

  • Coaching – be able to improve the skill level knowledge, and fitness of referees of all ages and abilities especially at primary, intermediate and high school levels.
  • Recruitment – be able to increase the number referees involved in Tauranga City Basketball programmes.
  • Communications – Promote basketball and Tauranga City Basketball activities via Facebook, Instagram, the TCBA website, and other platforms.
  • Rostering – Develop and implement systems to roster referees to all games required.
  • Rep Program – supporting the representative programme by sourcing referees as required.

This is a full-time, fixed term position for twelve months with the possibility of becoming a permanent role (dependent on TCBA securing additional funding to retain the position beyond this period). The person appointed to this position will be required to be available at the 'highest traffic' times i.e. the hours will include regular evening and weekend work, and you usually also be required to work in school holidays.

Skills and experience

The appointee will have experience in refereeing basketball and/or sports management experience; and will be able to clearly demonstrate the following skills and attributes:

  • Well-developed organisational abilities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, flexibility and common sense.
  • Capacity to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • A strong commitment to delivering excellent customer service.
  • At key times, be prepared to work the flexible hours required by the sports industry.
  • Strong people skills and an ability to work effectively in a small team environment.
  • Time management and prioritising skills.
  • A keen eye for detail with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to deliver high energy, skill based coaching of referees.


If you have the requisite skills and experience then please email Mark Rogers, Tauranga City Basketball Association at to receive more information and an application form.


Applications close: Friday 9 February 2024 at 5pm.