Contract Community Coordinator
The Gribblehirst Community Hub is located in Gribblehirst Park, Sandringham. The Hub leases the upstairs floor of the building, formerly a bowling club, and the former greens (now the Commons) from Auckland Council. The lower floor of the building is occupied by the Auckland Central Community Shed (Menzshed).
More details can be found at the Hub’s website https://ghub.nz
The Hub’s vision is to grow an inclusive place within the community for getting together to make, create, share skills, repair, recycle, upcycle and hatch ideas.
Members are able to use the building at any time between 6am and 11pm, either for their own purposes, or to facilitate meetings of others whom the member is able to invite to join them. These may be business meetings or workshops, or regular sessions in eg dance, knitting or making for kids, or larger one-off events.
The Hub is governed by a trust, consisting of 4-8 elected members. The Co-ordinator/administrator will report to a member of the trust board and will make a brief monthly report to meetings of the trust.
The role of the co-ordinator/administrator is to manage the tasks that enable the Hub to run smoothly day to day, and to assist members as they realise the vision. S/he will be the welcoming face of the Hub to new and prospective members, confident and professional in dealing with Council officers and Local Board members, and capable of everything from comms and social media to preparing funding applications and inspiring members to do new things at the Hub – keeping an eye on the recycling and the worm farm, the bookings, the tidiness of the Hub space and the Commons – and liaising with our cleaner. (See the JD for everything we’re looking for).
Would you like to step into a role in the midst of all of this activity, and co-ordinate and administer? We’ll be happy to mentor and arrange training as needed, but we’re looking for you to bring skills and relevant experience.
The co-ordinator will be granted Hub membership and welcomed as a member, free (and encouraged) to participate in wider Hub activities.
S/he will be required to work at least half of the hours in two regular scheduled sessions at the Hub (one daytime and the other after 5pm). The other hours are flexible and can be worked elsewhere if desired. The appointee will be a contractor and will take responsibility for his or her own venue of work, and will have access to a computer and Internet access. Fibre broadband is available at the Hub.
The current funding will allow the role to continue for 48 weeks – but the contractor and the trust board will be active in seeking further funding to extend and expand it. Supervision for the contractor will also be available.
The Hub has a very active Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/gribblehirstparkcommunityhub/ and the co-ordinator and others will work to keep it lively. 1200 ‘likes’ and steadily growing.
https://ghub.nz/ is the Hub’s website which is needing a revamp – probably moving it to a new platform to make it easier to use. It needs much more regular updating.
Auckland Council is currently close to completing a substantial upgrade of the exterior of the Hub building. This has meant temporary disruption but will result in a warmer, nicer building that is easier to get into – although sadly still without a proper accessible entrance. The Trust has applied for further funding for interior upgrades, and will hear the outcome soon. If that application is successful, there would be further disruption short term as work is done on the Hub building interior – but an even better Hub space at the end! (The co-ordinator would not be required to manage that work.)
8 hours / week, to include at least 2 sessions worked at the Hub, one in daytime hours and the other after 5pm. The pay-rate for this role is $30- $35 per hour depending on experience.
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