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.

As we continue to grow and develop our services and programmes we are regularly looking for new staff to join us.

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Employer Liaison/Team Leader – Palmerston North

Location: Palmerston North

Part time – Permanent

New Zealand Red Cross is a member of National Society of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), which is the world's largest humanitarian organisation. New Zealand Red Cross is an organisation with 10,000 volunteers and 400 staff. New Zealand Red Cross plays a vital role in providing assistance to vulnerable people in New Zealand and overseas whose lives have become vulnerable through conflict, disaster or circumstance.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Employer liaison/Team Leader to join our new Pathways to Employment programme.

The goal of Pathways to Employment is to assist refugee background individuals to find meaningful and sustainable employment and to be economically independent. Employment not only improves economic independence; it is also important to social wellbeing and connection to New Zealand society.

The purpose of the employer liaison role is to grow the pool of employment opportunities for former refugees in the Manawatu region. Drawing on your Career Development experience, you will assist in preparing them for their job search and engagement in the New Zealand workforce appropriate to their previous experience and skills and ultimately, to facilitate successful employment. There is an expectation that work experience, internships, trials and paid employment will be monitored for an initial period.

The role includes intensive, individualised work with both refugee background clients and potential employers.

In this role you will:
• Extend the network of employers and organisations willing to consider employing former refugees and offering work experience opportunities
• Conduct individual and small group sessions with clients to develop effective strategic planning and employment skills, an understanding of specific industry requirements and the priorities of employers from different sectors
• Network with employers and employment related organisations in the region

We encourage you to apply for this role if you have:
• Tertiary education in a relevant field
• Proven skills in career development and the ability to engage with clients collaboratively
• Awareness of New Zealand employer priorities and familiarity with employment organisations and networks in the region
• Competence in intercultural communication and experience working with people from diverse and marginalised backgrounds.

If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for further information, please contact Sonja de Lange at New Zealand Red Cross on (06) 356 8152.

All applications MUST include a covering letter, CV, and completed Application for Employment form.

Please send your application by email to Sonja.Delange@redcross.org.nz
Applications close at noon on Wednesday 9 September 2015

Job description - Employer Liaison & Team Leader (pdf - 297KB)

Application for Employment (msword - 200KB)

Humanitarian Services Co-ordinator Southland

Location: Invercargill

Permanent Fulltime

New Zealand Red Cross is a member National Society of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), which is the world's largest humanitarian organisation. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

New Zealand Red Cross is an organisation with over 10,000 voluntary members and 450 staff who plays a vital role in providing assistance to vulnerable people in New Zealand and overseas whose lives have become vulnerable through conflict, disaster or circumstance.

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 NZRC.

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.
To view the job description and download an Application for Employment form, please go to our website: www.redcross.org.nz

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 at 5pm on 23 September 2015.

Humanitarian Services Coordinator Southland.pdf (pdf - 390KB)

Application for Employment.doc (msword - 254KB)

Community Trainer - Marlborough

Location: Marlborough

Permanent Part time –20 hours per week

New Zealand Red Cross is a member National Society of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), which is the world's largest humanitarian organisation. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

 

New Zealand Red Cross plays a vital role in providing assistance to vulnerable people in New Zealand and overseas whose lives have become vulnerable through conflict, disaster or circumstance.

 

We are an organisation with over 10,000 voluntary members and 450 staff and we havean exciting opportunity for an energetic, innovative person who has a commitment to building resilience in the community.

 

This position:

20 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Based at the Red Cross Service Centre in Redwood St, Blenheim
Competent in First Aid application and instruction
Background in education and training
Computer literate

 
Working with the Service Centre team this position is responsible for the delivery of NZ Red Cross national-led programmes and some local-led programmes throughout the Marlborough region.

Peer support for the Community Training programme in Tasman and Lower North Island NZ Red Cross Humanitarian Services is an important dynamic to the role.

Included in the work is administration support for the Service Centre Coordinator, coordination of the Community Companions programme, development of community resilience programmes and fund-raising activities.

We encourage you to apply for this role if you have commitment, flexibility, confidence, enthusiasm and organisational ability.  You need to be good at problem solving, decision making and showing initiative.  You need to be punctual, love teamwork, be well-presented and energetic.  The preferred applicant will have had some experience of working with people of other cultures.

If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for further information, please contact:

Blenheim Service Centre Coordinator, Gayle Chambers    03 578 6134

To view the job description and download an Application for Employment form, please go to our website: www.redcross.org.nz

All applications must include a covering letter, CV, and completed Application for Employment form. Please send your application by email to the Tasman Marlborough Community Services Manager: Gabrielle.humphreys@redcross.org.nz

Applications close on Friday 18th September 2015.

 

Community Trainer Marlborough JD 2015.pdf (pdf - 200KB)

Application for Employment (msword - 254KB)