Applications open for new driving tutors

In a new initiative to try and upskill the country's drivers, Harness Racing New Zealand is on the lookout for three driving tutors.

"These are brand new positions and will cover the whole country, there'll be one up north, one in Canterbury and then a third in Southland," says HRNZ's Education Manager Natalie Gameson.

The roles will be part-time and on a 12-month fixed term contract, involving between six and 15 hours a week depending on location and workload.

"What we need is experienced and passionate people to not only guide the next generation of trials and junior drivers but also be available for all drivers requiring assistance."

"We have had feedback that there is a need for this sort of tutelage and we are confident it will be well received," says Gameson.

Experience as a former or current licensed harness racing driver is essential, as is an ability to be an effective communicator.

"It's a wide ranging role but crucially we want people who want to help others succeed both on and off the race track."

It's envisaged the new tutors will start their roles in the New Year.

To see the Driving Tutor Advert Northern click here

To see the Driving Tutor Advert Canterbury click here

To see the Driving Tutor Advert Southern click here


For more information on the role, please contact Natalie Gameson at [email protected].

To apply, please send your cover letter and CV to: [email protected] by Monday 18th December, 5pm.


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