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22 Dec 2017

Part-Time Capability Coach (multiple positions available)

Inspiring Stories –  Opotiki, Kawerau, Whakatane, Far North, Whangarei, Palmerston North, Kapiti, Greymouth

Job Description


Are you passionate about making a difference for young people in your community? Have you got good project management skills, and experience in community development? Are you well connected in your local community?

The Future Leaders programme is run by Inspiring Stories in partnership with the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs, local Councils and communities. The programme works to support young people aged 17–25 in rural and provincial New Zealand to build their social entrepreneurship and leadership capability, and make a difference in their backyard. The 2018 programme will be running across eight communities: Opotiki, Kawerau, Whakatane, Far North, Whangarei, Palmerston North, Kapiti, and Greymouth. There will be one Capability Coach in each of these communities.

As a local Capability Coach, you will work part time with support from the Programme Manager to coordinate and deliver the programme supporting young people in your community. This will include providing one-on-one coaching each month, meeting with the local Mayor every 2 months, coordinating and delivering local workshops and events, attending national training, and national hui including the 2018 Festival for the Future. Please see the draft programme attached for an overview.

More about the programme –


>> Connections – better connected to a community of support
>> Knowledge – better understanding of future socio-economic challenges
>> Capability – increased social entrepreneurship and leadership skills
>> Action – working as a team to develop and implement a project to make a difference
>> Pathways – exploring pathways into entrepreneurship, employment and leadership


– High level of initiative – happy to take ownership & leadership of tasks as required.
– Adaptable and flexible, and can confidently customise and facilitate workshops.
– Well networked in your community / region with a range of stakeholders including local Council, iwi, business and young people.
– Well organised with the ability to manage multiple tasks and complete in a timely manner.
– Team player, as well as the ability to work independently.
– Open, honest and values-driven.
– Friendly and constructive.


– Confident working with young people 17–25 years of age
– Mentoring and/or personal development coaching
– Good working relationships in your community across a range of sectors
– Community and/or youth development development experience
– Social entrepreneurship, business/organisational development
– Workshop creation and facilitation
– Strategic and critical thinking
– Project management and coordination
– Strong communication skills
– Clean, full driver’s license
– Ideally you hold a current first-aid certificate

Job Expired January 21, 2018

Job Categories: Community Development. Job Types: Part-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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