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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Resettlement Worker - Hamilton

Casual

We have an exciting opportunity for a Resettlement Worker to support the Afghan community members who are arriving this year through the refugee quota.

Through the provision of both cultural and linguistic support this position will work alongside the Hamilton social workers, resettlement caseworkers and volunteers to assist the new families in their resettlement.

In this role you will:

  • Ensure that refugee families are able to communicate in the NZ environment.
  • Facilitate understanding of NZ society for refugees, and the culture of the refugees for those supporting them in NZ.
  • Ensure that appropriate linkages are made to service providers.
  • Advocate for refugee clients in the NZ social context.

We encourage you to apply for this role if you:

  • Speak Pashtu and English, and ideally Dari as well, with a proficiency of at least Intermediate level.
  • Can provide competent and accurate cross language support both verbally and written.
  • Have knowledge of confidentiality and privacy act practices.
  • Have knowledge and experience of the refugee journey and resettlement experience.

If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for further information, please contact Gaylene Yates Client Services Team Leader at New Zealand Red Cross 021 228 2067 or 07 850 4662.

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

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 24th July 2015

 

Afghan Resettlement Worker JD (msword - 101KB)

Application for Employment (msword - 199KB)

Community Transport Project Coordinator

Full time – Fixed Term until June 2016

This position will require you to co-ordinate the community transport service and volunteer drivers for passengers accessing health services or attending community connection activities.

This service allows the individual a continued standard of health by ensuring they attend scheduled appointments, access essential services and engage in social interaction. The service also provides an opportunity to reduce aspects of social isolation for those clients using this service, throughout their on-going earthquake reminders and repairs.

In this role you will be:

  • Coordinating volunteer drivers and support persons for the vehicles daily, Monday through Friday.
  • Management/supervision of volunteers and recruitment as needed to run programme effectively.
  • Scheduling of passengers referred to service by New Zealand Red Cross Recovery and selected agencies and organisations.
  • Setting and rostering daily run sheets for the vans servicing programme per day Monday – Friday afternoon if required.
  • Provide briefing for volunteers at the start of each day
  • De brief incoming teams at the end of their shift
  • Maintain knowledge and understanding of health and safety requirements in the workplace and other Red Cross policies relevant to the service.
  • Collection and collation of data and statistics as required with daily, weekly and monthly reporting.
  • To promote and raise awareness of the service in the community.

We encourage you to apply for this role if you:

  • Have experience managing or overseeing teams of people
  • Have a full drivers licence
  • Can demonstrate the ability to meet all training requirements/standards for the role
  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • Have a high level of organisational skill
  • Are able to coordinate a programme with multifaceted elements
  • Possess sound working knowledge of Microsoft word and excel
  • Can show sensitivity towards and able to relate to people from different lifestyles and social economic backgrounds.
  • Are able to be flexible in a changing context
  • Have an empathy with humanitarian causes
  • Are enthusiastic and have the commitment to work as a team member of Red Cross.

If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for further information, please contact Martin Stuart at New Zealand Red Cross (03) 338 4969

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

Applications close at 5pm on 6th July 2015

Application for Employment (msword - 199KB)

Community Transport Coordinator JD (pdf - 138KB)

Recovery Outreach Projects Coordinator

Location: Christchurch

Fulltime Contract until June 2016

This position is responsible for the implementation and administration of the Red Cross recovery outreach projects. The Coordinator will have input into the planning right through to the evaluation of a variety of projects within Christchurch communities that will assist earthquake affected individuals and families.

In this role you will:

  • Collaborate with Recovery teams to plan projects
  • Connect with relevant community groups and social service agencies
  • Develop comprehensive plans
  • Convene meetings with staff and stakeholders to facilitate the implementation of projects
  • Liaise with Community Relationships coordinator to utilise volunteers effectively
  • Oversee operational aspects of each project
  • Supervise volunteers during the project
  • Ensure information on the project is collected and stored appropriately
  • Submit weekly and monthly reports to the Outreach team leader
  • Identify and report on trends
  • Assist Outreach team leader in evaluations of each project

We encourage you to apply for this role if you:

  • Have at least two years proven track record in community development, or a volunteer supervisory role
  • Hold a tertiary level social services or project management qualification
  • Have experience working across community networks and working cross-culturally
  • Have Experience in project management and project evaluation
  • Are proficient Microsoft Office software user
  • Possess a current full motor vehicle driver’s licence.

If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for further information, please contact Martin Stuart at New Zealand Red Cross (03) 338 4969

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

Applications close at 5pm on 6th July, 2015

 

Outreach Projects Coordinator JD (pdf - 166KB)

Application for Employment (msword - 199KB)

Corporate and Trusts Fundraising Co-ordinator Wellington

Permanent Full-time

We have an exciting opportunity for a Corporate and Trusts Fundraising Co-ordinator working in our national office.

In this position you will work with the Corporate Partnerships & Trusts Fundraising Manager to manage existing relationships with, and research and apply for funding from companies and charitable trusts and foundations.

In this role some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • With support from the Corporate Partnerships & Trusts Fundraising Manager, define and implement an annual trust fundraising plan and sustainable corporate partnerships programme, developing effective long-term relationships and significant financial support from charitable trusts and foundations and companies
  • Conduct research and prepare compelling proposals for funders
  • To maintain accurate and up-to-date donor records, using the national fundraising database, electronic and paper records
  • To assist in developing and maintaining systems and processes
  • To respond to donor queries, by email and phone
  • To process donations from corporates, trusts and foundations

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

  • Experience of working within a Charity environment
  • Experience of corporate and/or trust and foundation fundraising
  • Methodical approach to work with the ability to initiate, implement and complete tasks to a high standard and with minimum supervision
  • Excellent written communications skills
  • Attention to detail and excellent numeracy skills
  • Strong relationship/account management skills 
  • Experience of managing multiple tasks to deadline and prioritising own workload
  • Initiative and flexibility with open mindedness
  • Empathy with humanitarian cause

If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for further information, please contact Matthew McCracken, Corporate Partnerships and Trusts Fundraising Manager at New Zealand Red Cross (04) 471-4335

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

Applications close at 9am on Friday 24th July 2015.

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 3rd of August 2015.

Application for Employment (msword - 199KB)

Partnerships and Trusts Fundraising Co-ordinator JD (incorporating Major Donors) 2015 (pdf - 133KB)