Job seekers

Refugees are a valuable part of our community and bring a diverse set of skills to a workplace. Below are profiles of some of the former refugees we have supported who are now looking for work. Do you have any opportunities in your workplace?

Yahya Sheikha

Seeking: Warehouse Supervisor/Store-person/Records Administrator.

Skills, experience and attributes:

  • Extensive warehouse experience
  • Management of 15 staff
  • Meticulous; understands importance of checking and rechecking details
  • Fluent in English and Arabic
  • Keen to learn and develop new skills
  • Takes pride in doing a job well
  • Effective time management and reliable Computer Skills: MS Office
  • Navision (Warehouse/Retail record keeping programme)
  • Qualifications: BA in English, Damascus University

Know of an opportunity for Yahya? Please contact Judi McCallum at Red Cross to discuss: or 04 805 0308


Seeking: an entry level position in administrative support/customer service/retail.

Skills, experience and attributes:

  • Knowledge and experience in office and accounts administration
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office 2011 (Microsoft Word and Excel)
  • Works well in a team and contributes to community activities
  • Good English language ability and a courteous manner
  • Customer service experience in varied settings
  • Pays attention to detail
  • Resourceful: a proven ability to adapt and show initiative
  • Reliable, hardworking and enthusiastic
  • Also speaks Tamil, Malay and Bahasa Indonesia

Know of an opportunity for Mary? Please contact Judi McCallum at Red Cross to discuss: or 04 805 0308