Career opportunities

We are committed to building a diverse, experienced and committed team of people to help carry out the mission of Red Cross here in New Zealand.

We are currently looking for new staff to join us, and are seeking applications for the positions listed below.

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 About New Zealand Red Cross

We are part of the world's largest humanitarian organisation.  We provide assistance to vulnerable people in New Zealand and overseas.  Our work is guided by seven fundamental principles and we have over 10,000 voluntary members and 450 staff.

 

Community Development Worker

Location: Wellington

30 hours a week - permanent

This newly created position aims to inspire people to engage in the development of humanitarian action that improves the wellbeing of those most vulnerable and ultimately reduce vulnerability in the community.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual with strong relationship management and communication skills to become our Community Development Worker in the Wellington area. Your knowledge of and experience in community relationships in the Wellington area along with your ability to work cross-culturally with diverse populations and your commitment to a rights based community development approach will see you strengthen connections between people and their communities in the region.

Drawing on your proven project management experience with multiple partners and stakeholders you will be responsible for the development of humanitarian activity in the region, with a particular focus on areas currently without Red Cross membership or activity.

If you have proven experience in working within communities for change and have a 'can do, will do' approach we would love to hear from you.

A current NZ drivers licence is essential.

All applications MUST include a covering letter, CV, and completed Application for Employment form. Please send your application by email to margaret.carson@redcross.org.nz.

To discuss this opportunity, or for further information, please contact Margaret Carson, Wellington Service Centre Co-ordinator, on 04 471 4334.

Applications close on Sunday 14 February 2016.

Job description (pdf - 169KB)

Application for Employment (msword - 217KB)

Shop Coordinator

Location: Matamata

Permanent Part Time - 30 hours per week.

As part of the largest humanitarian aid organisation in the world, New Zealand Red Cross plays a vital role in providing assistance to vulnerable people in New Zealand and overseas. New Zealand Red Cross is an organisation with 10,000 volunteers and 400 staff.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Shop Coordinator.

This position is responsible for the maximising of sales and profitability of the shop, through effective management of stock, volunteers and customers. This includes the provision of a learning environment for volunteer staff.

In this role you will be responsible for:

• Merchandising/Promotion Shop Sales.
• Co-ordinating Volunteer Management.
• Cash/Finance Management.
• To carry out Red Cross obligations.

We encourage you to apply for this role if you:

• Have a minimum of two years’ experience in either a management or supervisors role.
• Knowledge of systems involved with retail stock management including stock rotation.
• Experience in cash handling, cash management, and retail shop operations.
• Experience working in fashion retail.
• Experience/interest in working with volunteers.

All applications MUST include a covering letter, CV and completed Application for Employment form. Please send your application by email to retail.jobs@redcross.org.nz

Applications close at 3.00pm on Wednesday 10th February 2016

Job Description (msword - 96KB)

Application for Employment (msword - 217KB)

Humanitarian Services Coordinator

Location: Invercargill

Permanent Fulltime

We are seeking a dynamic Humanitarian Services Coordinator to join our team based in Invercargill. In this role you will coordinate Red Cross programmes delivered across the province and develop new programmes alongside small teams of members and volunteers.

Your strong relationship building skills will enable you to develop meaningful relationships with external organisations creating opportunities for humanitarian activity. You will develop successful fundraising plans for local, national and international Red Cross programmes in Southland whilst raising the profile of New Zealand Red Cross.

We encourage you to apply for this role if you have:

• A qualification in Community Development or similar field
• A successful track record in NGO humanitarian service delivery or similar environments
• Good relationship, trust building and communication skills
• Proven ability to manage and support staff and volunteers alike
• Understanding of community development and empowerment
• Successful experience in fundraising
• Ability to create warm, positive relationships with people from a variety of cultures, religious backgrounds, and socio-economic positions

If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for further information, please contact Sue Price at New Zealand Red Cross on 027 512 1781.

All applications MUST include a covering letter, CV, and completed Application for Employment form. Please send your application by email to sue.price@redcross.org.nz.

Applications close 19 February 2016.

Application for Employment (msword - 217KB)

Position Description (pdf - 389KB)

Human Resources and Membership Manager

Location: Wellington

Permanent Fulltime

As part of the world's largest humanitarian organisation New Zealand Red Cross works to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilising the power of humanity and enhancing community resilience. We are seeking an influential Human Resources & Membership Manager to join this diverse and dynamic humanitarian organisation.

Providing leadership to the Human Resources and membership team the successful applicant will be responsible for the delivery of a broad range of Human Resource services to Red Cross people including 450 staff and 10,000 members located throughout New Zealand and offshore.

In this role you will:

• Lead the design of strategies aimed at inspiring organisational culture and values, leadership capability and performance across the organisation;

• Ensure the human resources and membership team are working as true partners to the rest of the organisation, providing managers, staff and members with sound HR advice, systems and processes;

• Be the lead in all matters related to organisational Health, Safety and Wellness.

We are looking for an experienced and passionate HR Manager with excellent communication skills, and a real ability to influence and motivate at all levels of the organisation.

You will have significant experience across all human resources disciplines, including work force planning, change management, learning and development, employment relations, recruitment, health and safety and payroll.

Proven experience working effectively with governance and other stakeholders of a membership-based or similar organisation would be advantageous.

If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for further information, please contact Christina Judge at New Zealand Red Cross 04 495 0134.

All applications MUST include a covering letter, CV, and completed Application for Employment form. Please send your application by email to christina.judge@redcross.org.nz.

Applications close on Thursday, 11 February 2016.

Job Description (pdf - 241KB)

Application for Employment (msword - 217KB)