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23 Aug 2021

Part-Time Learning & Development Advisor

Social Service Providers Aotearoa  Wellington City, Wellington

Job Description

Are you excited to help strengthen Aotearoa’s NGO social service sector, and tautoko the essential role it plays for the wellbeing of children, rangatahi and whānau? Do you have a background in Learning and Development? We have a new permanent part-time role (20 hours per week) to support learning and development for our member organisations, all of which are working directly alongside children, rangatahi and whānau around the motu. 

Social Service Providers Aotearoa (SSPA) is the membership-based organisation for social service providers working around the motu alongside children, rangatahi, families and whānau. Currently we have over 200 member organisations. SSPA represents our members nationally by championing them, the issues that matter to them and the people they work alongside, and our collective sector. Our vision is that Aotearoa’s NGO social services are sustainable, making a positive impact every day in our communities, supporting children, young people and whānau to thrive now and into the future.

The Learning and Development Advisor will focus on designing and arranging practical programmes to build organisational and practice capability in Aotearoa’s community-based social services.   This role is your chance to build capability across the NGO social service sector, so organisations and their kaimahi are increasingly equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to enable positive child, whānau and community outcomes. We are looking for someone who has:

  • A relevant qualification or equivalent experience in education, preferably adult and community education or training
  • An understanding of the community sector/NGO social service sector in Aotearoa is preferable
  • Experience in design and provision of training programmes, and the systems that support good learning practice
  • Understanding of te ao Maori and its application in training design and delivery
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills
  • Proven impact working as a team member, as will work closely with colleagues who will support programme organisation and delivery
  • Understanding of social issues and a commitment to the values, vision and mission of SSPA and its members
  • Organised and productive
  • Demonstrated commitment to reflective practice and continuous learning
  • Creativity, energy and adaptability.


Our small active team works from our office in Thorndon, Wellington. We’re happy to talk about some flexibility of hours to help you balance work and family/life commitments.  Applicants must reside in Aotearoa New Zealand and be eligible to work here.

Please see the Position Description for more information before applying.

Closing date for applications: Friday 03 September 2021

Job Expired September 3, 2021

Job Category: Education/teaching. Job Type: Part-Time. Job Salary: 60,000 - 80,000.

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