Community Support Coordinator Team Leader

Community Support Coordinator – Team Leader

Full time

Lower Northland 

It’s exciting times at Plunket as we embark on a strategic journey aimed at achieving generational change and really making a difference to the lives of New Zealand tamariki, families and whānau.  We believe that in the first 1000 days of a child’s life, we can make the difference of a lifetime - who wouldn’t want to be part of that?

As New Zealand's largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of tamariki under the age of five, we have a trusted and respected brand but we are not about to rest on our laurels and become complacent. Plunket people are passionate about what they do and have a shared desire to make a difference. 

The Community Support Coordinator – Team Leader is responsible for leading, developing and inspiring a team of Community Support Coordinators and volunteers to deliver community based initiatives to support whānau and enable Plunket to achieve its vision. 

We have a Team Leader vacancy working in Lower Northland, based in Whangarei. 

We are looking for someone who is highly motivated and passionate about their mahi in the community. They will be able to foster positive, collaborative relationships and strengthen and expand our volunteer network and Plunket groups. They will also have strong organisational management skills and the ability to be self-directed in their day to day work. 

To be successful applicants will demonstrate:

  • Effective leadership with proven experience in networking, influencing and supervision, development and performance management of staff.
  • Experience in volunteering and volunteer coordination.
  • Well established networks with extensive knowledge of the local community.
  • Some knowledge of tikanga and te reo Māori.  
  • Experience in community development and community led projects.
  • Excellent communication skills, with experience in written and oral presentations.
  • A focus on quality, continuous improvement and excellence.
  • Budget management and financial literacy.
  • Fundraising experience.

A driver’s license and own transport is essential. 

Applications for this role must include a personalised cover letter describing why you would be the right person to join our leading not-for-profit organisation!

For further information please contact Clare Green, Community Services Manager. or phone: 027 230 5570.

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Applications close Sunday 23 February 2020




Job no: BNAS019979

Location: Northland

Closing Date: Sunday, 23 February 2020