Volunteer Programme Worker - Palmerston North

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Volunteer Programme worker to join the Pathways to Settlement programme.

Type of Role: Permanent Full Time

Drivers Licence: Yes

Qualification/experience required:

  • Experience working as a volunteer and/or with volunteers
  • Knowledge and understanding of refugee settlement in NZ or other relevant cross cultural experience
  • Ability to build, sustain and actively manage relationships and networks
  • Understanding of NZ systems of social support and government e.g. Work and Income, Education, Health
  • Excellent time management and ability to work independently
  • Ability to relate to people of different cultures and religious backgrounds
  • Reliability, honesty and a sense of humour
  • Ability to deal with stress whilst retaining energy and enthusiasm
  • Empathy with humanitarian causes
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Presentation and public speaking experience
  • Excellent IT skills in Microsoft Office Suite
  • A commitment to the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement is imperative.
  • The ability to work evenings and weekends is essential.

About New Zealand Red Cross:

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 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.

To download the job description and to apply for this position please click the 'Apply Now' button to be taken to the New Zealand Red Cross Careers page.

All applications MUST be submitted online. Applications close at 5pm, 26 February 2020.

If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for further information, please contact Shweta Prasad at New Zealand Red Cross Shweta.Prasad@redcross.org.nz.