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30 May 2022

Contract Strategic Advisor Food Security and Distribution

Auckland City Mission  Auckland $160K - $180K

Job Description

Strategic Advisor Food Security and Distribution

24months Fixed Term Contract

$160K – 180K

Te āhua o Te Tūrunga – The nature of the position

This is a strategic role charged with providing a thorough and innovative review of two of the Mission’s core services, Food Security and Distribution.  Currently these Services are experiencing significant challenges that need to be explored and the solutions may require significant change including investment, divestment, partnerships, and significant changes to the operating models.  

All options need to be identified, analysed, evaluated and potentially economic modelling undertaken, to land on recommendations for the Trustees to assess and decide on the most sensible way forward.  Food Security is multifaceted and complex plus the Mission’s position in supporting Aucklanders in need, is powerful as an advocate to effect change. The Distribution Centre is old on prime real estate and not currently fit for purpose.

In addition to working on the big picture you will also be managing a team of around 30 staff and a significant additional group of volunteers delivering the current services.  These teams are responsible for collecting and distributing food and household goods to families who are struggling.  The Food Security Services in particular has experienced significant growth in the last 12 months and they need to be able to respond to the many challenges that have been thrown their way under Covid and the recent increases in the cost of living especially in Auckland.

The Mission’s vision is

O Tātou Kaupapa: together we stand with those in desperate need.

We provide immediate relief and pathways to enable long term wellbeing.  It is a two-pronged approach, support in the now and advocacy to change society and build equity.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for a commercially savvy individual to work in an iconic organisation and contribute to big social need and work to effect change.  The Mission is not an easy place to work because there is always more that needs to be done.  But it is a place with meaning, the work is important and literally changes lives. 

You need to be

  1. Analytical and innovative
  2. Able to unpack two complex services and investigate options and partnership opportunities
  3. Incredibly good at building relationships and ideally well connected in the Food Security domain so that the connections are somewhat known
  4. Someone who can connect the dots, has good attention to detail and can put together compelling business case propositions
  5. Able to contribute to a small tight passionate and often overworked team

If you are interested in this role please submit your cv and a cover letter detailing why you think you are a suitable candidate to [email protected] or call Jenny on 021 410 750 for a confidential chat.

* Please note the Auckland City Mission’s policy is for all employees to have the Covid-19 vaccination including all COVID-19 booster vaccinations as evidenced by your My Vaccination Record.


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