This year’s Russell McVeagh New Zealand Schools’ Debating Team and NZ Development Team will be taking part in an international tournament in the North Island of New Zealand in mid-February 2011, currently being organised by the Council. The tournament will be run as a tour of major North Island towns, commencing in Wellington on Saturday February 11 and finishing in Auckland on Sunday February 19.
The New Zealand Schools’ Debating Council is therefore pleased to invite applications for three positions:
- Coach of the 2010 Russell McVeagh New Zealand Schools Debating Team
- Coach of the 2010 Russell McVeagh New Zealand Schools Debating Development Team
- Chief Adjudicator of the 2011 International Tour
Please pass this email onto those who you think may be interested.
Please note that applications will close on Sunday 24 October at 5pm.
NZ TEAM COACH AND NZ DEVELOPMENT TEAM COACH
Role of the Coaches
The role of the NZ Team Coach and NZ Development Team Coach is to prepare the NZ team and NZ Development team thoroughly for the 2011 International Tour. The coaches are expected to attend the tournament in their respective capacities.
The coaches will be expected to organise (in conjunction with the Council) training sessions for the teams in advance of the tournament, and to run those sessions.
The NZ team manager will assist with organising travel etc, liaising with the teams, and other non-debating matters that arise. The team manager will also act as the key contact point between the Council and the coaches.
The coaches will be expected to travel on the International Tour with the NZ Team and NZ Development Team. In the months between the time of appointment and the tournament, the coaches will be expected to make themselves available to coach the teams on mutually acceptable dates for the team members and the coach.
The number and length of training sessions will be agreed between the Council and the coach. Indicative times at this stage are: a weekend in early December, some days in late January, and some days before the tournament starts in Wellington.
The Council will meet the reasonable travel and accommodation costs for the coaches to attend training sessions, if they are not held where the coaches live.
The coaches will be expected to pay a contribution towards the travel costs of sending him or her to on the International Tour. This contribution has not yet been set by Council, but will be no more than $600.
If applications are made by a pair of coaches on a co-coach basis, the Council will re-evaluate the contribution of each coach.
The appointment process will be as follows:
1. Applicants to send a coaching CV and the name of one person who would be happy to be contacted as an oral referee to the NZ team manager, Christopher Bishop, by Sunday 24 October at 5pm on [email protected]
2. Team manager to consider applications and meet with Council to create a shortlist of applicants.
3. Oral referees of shortlisted applicants to be contacted.
4. Council may authorise a sub-committee to conduct an interview with short-listed applicants if deemed necessary.
5. Council to advise applicants of outcomes by the end of October.
CHIEF ADJUDICATOR – INTERNATIONAL TOUR
The Council is also opening applications for the Chief Adjudicator of the International Tour.
Role of the Chief Adjudicator
The role of the Chief Adjudicator will be set the topics for the tournament (prepared and impromptu rounds), organise and select the judges for the tournament, allocate judges to each debate in the tournament, and organise the draw for the tournament, including the break.
The Chief Adjudicator will need to be available for the entire International Tour (February 11 to 19) and will travel with the tour.
The Council will pay the registration fee for the Chief Adjudicator of the tournament
- be experienced at judging debates in the World Schools format (the format for the tour);
- have some experience with topic setting and the running of a draw; and
- command respect as an adjudicator
Applicants should send an adjudication CV to Christopher Bishop by Sunday 24 October at 5pm on [email protected]. The successful applicant will be advised by the end of October.