Community Service Coordinator - Bay of Plenty

*  Do you thrive on coordinating activities within the community?

*  Are you looking for Full time work in a flexible working environment?

It’s exciting times at Plunket as we breathe life into a new vision and embark on a strategic journey aimed at achieving generational change. As New Zealand's largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under the age of five, we’re embarking on an exciting transformation to make a difference to the lives of New Zealand children, families and whanau and you could be a part of that.

The Community Services Coordinator is accountable for coordinating, supporting and enabling Plunket people to deliver community based initiatives that help Plunket to achieve its goals and the fulfilment of our vision – Together The Best Start for Every Child. The role works in partnership with the Community Services Manager, Plunket volunteers and employees to provide relevant services to the community and to strengthen and expand the volunteer network. This position reports to the Community Services Manager (CSM).

We are looking for someone who is highly motivated and passionate about working in the community.  They will be able to foster positive, collaborative relationships and strengthen and expand our volunteer network and Plunket groups, ensuring our volunteers have a rewarding and enriching experience.

To be successful, you will need;

  • Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Office suite skills.

  • An understanding of the principles and practice of volunteering and volunteer coordination is highly desirable

  • Strong relationship building capabilities, with proven experience in establishing trust and rapport with a wide range of people

  • Well established networks with extensive knowledge of the local community

  • Excellent communication skills, with experience in written and oral presentations, influencing and conflict management

  • A focus on quality, continuous improvement and excellence

  • Ability to take initiative and think outside of the box in order to take advantage of opportunities as they arise

  • Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly to a wide range of people, making use of different communication channels

  • Ability to engage and think at a broad level to explore and understand trends, opportunities and risks that could affect volunteering

  • Ability to self -manage, and have the flexibility to respond to and prioritise work as required and excellent time management skills  

This is a permanent role with 40 hours per week. The role will be based in Tauranga covering Tauranga City and Western Bay of Plenty area.

We offer you a supportive working environment, supervision, training and professional development opportunities. 

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Applications must be made online to be considered for this position.  Applications close 5pm Sunday 1st March 2020.

For further information please contact:  Lisa Bardebes, Community Services Manager, Te Tai Raki on 0275791852 or Email at

Permanent Full Time

Job no: BKAO019972

Location: Bay of Plenty

Closing Date: Applications close 5pm Sunday 1st March 2020