Part-Time Kaiāwhina – Te Wāhi Āwhina – Fixed-term until 15 November 2024 (part-time 20 hours per week)
Kaiāwhina – Te Wāhi Āwhina
Fixed-term until 15 November 2024.
Part-time 20 hours per week.
- Are you our next team member?
- Are you like us – passionate about people in our diverse community?
- Are you socially conscious and highly- motivated?
- We all have strong drive and interest in a variety of subject matters
- We are advocates and champions for Youth, the Rainbow Community, Accessibility, Māori and Pasifika, and Seniors.
- We support Sustainable Food, Climate Change initiatives, and a safe and inclusive city where people know and support their neighbours.
If you love community-facing roles and enjoy connecting and working with stakeholders then this role will appeal! Its fair to say we are on a mission and we need you to help us deliver on our exciting and diverse work programmes.
You will relish this role if you embrace working in multi-disciplinary team environments and working collaboratively with and through others through negotiation, persuasion, and building and maintaining relationships
The purpose of the Community Services unit is to ensure Wellington is a safe city, one with a strong social infrastructure, supporting communities of place, ethnicity, and identity. Our programmes and service delivery optimises funding, strategic partnerships and data-driven, integrated decision making.
We also ensure the city delivers an effective Civil Defence Welfare Response for people and animals in an emergency event.
The purpose of the role is to coordinate services and support for the residents of the central city, based in Te Wāhi Āwhina, our community support space in Manners Street. In this role you would be accountable for delivering an integrated and coordinated approach to the Pōneke Promise initiatives and ensuring improved community wellbeing for residents, and the street community in that area.
Key areas of focus encompass:
- facilitating and coordinating the activation of Te Wāhi Āwhina, 117 Manners Street, Te Aro, Wellington
- Ensuring the ‘right organisations’ are available to support the growing number of enquiries and needs of the local community
- assisting with the coordination of services with key partners and stakeholders from Te Wāhi Āwhina, and other community places and spaces in the central city
- monitoring change and assessing impacts on programmes that improve local community wellbeing
- contributing to the implementation of a range of initiatives that provide advice, information, connections and intelligence to the Council, its partners and to the community assist in planning for and delivery of the city’s emergency welfare response during an emergency event as defined by the CDEM Act.
You will have strong demonstrable knowledge of and experience in:
- the community and not for profit sector and working with community groups, organisations, and the public
- Ideally a minimum of five years experience in a relevant field and must have experience in, or understanding of, community development
- excellent and effective verbal and written communication skills
- outstanding relationship management skills
- excellent organisational skills
- strong demonstrable knowledge of and experience in problem-solving skills, including a good level of conceptual and analytical ability and innovative thinking skills
- considering issues and opportunities holistically
- A relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent experience in place-based community development is preferable, however other relevant professional qualifications will also be considered.
- Proven track record and portfolio of projects that deliver community wellbeing outcomes.
Hopefully we have generated your interest and we welcome your application. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]
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