Employer Liaison - Christchurch

We have an exciting short term opportunity for an Employer Liaison in our Pathways to Employment programme.

Red Cross is the world's largest humanitarian organisation, working together towards our mission to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilising the power of humanity and enhancing community resilience.

New Zealand Red Cross is a New Zealand wide organisation with over 14,500 members and 500 staff.

We have an exciting short term opportunity for an Employer Liaison in our Pathways to Employment programme.

The purpose of the Employer Liaison role is to grow the pool of employment opportunities for former refugees in the Christchurch region, 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:

  • Work with clients to achieve work experience, internships, trials and paid employment
  • Extend the network of employers and organisations willing to consider employing former refugees and offering work experience opportunities
  • Source vacancies and obtain interviews for clients with employers to achieve employment outcome targets.
  • Conduct individual and small group sessions with clients to develop effective strategic planning and employment seeking 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:

  • A 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
  • Qualifications required:Tertiary education in relevant field
  • A full NZ Driver’s Licence

We welcome and encourage diversity in our workforce and adhere to best practice equal employment opportunity principles in all aspects of our recruitment and our ways of working.

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

Download the full job description here

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 22 March 2019