Vacancies

Connect! Coordinator – Lower Hutt (8 hours per week)

Do you want to make a difference? If you enjoy helping older people, like getting out and about in the community and are super organised then this could be for you.

At Age Concern Wellington one of our priorities is to help older people thrive and become engaged with their communities. This year we have an exciting opportunity to expand our social connection work through our new Connect! programme.  The aim of Connect! is to increase seniors’ participation levels in the many activities that are already available and start groups where needed.

Our Lower Hutt Connect! Coordinator will get the Connect! programme off the ground in this area, working with Hutt Valley City Council and other organisations to develop opportunities for group activities and increased community involvement.

The role will suit a highly organised people-person who is comfortable thinking outside of the square and is happy to go the extra mile to ensure success.

The role will involve:

  • Organising group activities, including transport
  • Liaising with a wide variety of community organisations.
  • Volunteer management

Our Coordinator will have:

  • Experience of working with older people and an understanding of the issues they may face
  • A demonstrable ability of developing volunteer networks
  • Great communication and relationship building skills
  • Excellent organising and problem solving skills
  • Initiative, integrity and self-motivation
  • Computer competency and an ability to learn new systems quickly
  • A full clean driver’s licence and car.

This role is based in the community with support from our CEO and small team of coordinators. Flexibility and adaptability are essential, as is willingness to help with our other services when required.

The Connect! Coordinator position is 8 hours per week on a 12 month fixed term contract.

Age Concern Wellington is a registered charity and part of a nationwide network of 34 Age Concerns. For more information on our services see our website www.acwellington.org.nz.

Please email your CV and covering letter to Jacqui Eyley at ceo@acwellington.org.nz

Applications close at 12.00pm, Friday 8th November 2019.

Applicants for this position must be a New Zealand resident or have a valid Work Visa.

Social Connection Coordinator – Wellington & Porirua (30 hours per week)

Do you want to make a difference? If you enjoy helping older people, like getting out and about in the community and can build a team of volunteers then this could be for you.

At Age Concern Wellington one of our priorities is to help older people thrive and become engaged with their communities. Our Accredited Visiting Service (AVS) has been successfully matching volunteers with isolated and lonely people in the region for weekly visits for more than 10 years. This year we also have an exciting opportunity to expand our social connection work through a new Connect! programme.  The aim of Connect! is to increase seniors’ participation levels in the many activities that are available in our vibrant city.

Our Social Connection Coordinator will lead both AVS and Connect! continuing to build on our established network of around 120 AVS clients and volunteers, while working with other organisations to develop new opportunities for group activities and increased community involvement.

The role will suit a highly organised people-person who is comfortable thinking outside of the square and is happy to go the extra mile to ensure success.

The role will involve:

  • Visiting prospective clients
  • Recruiting, training and coordinating volunteers
  • Matching volunteers with clients
  • Organising group activities
  • Liaising with a wide variety of community organisations.

Our Coordinator will have:

  • Experience of working with older people and an understanding of the issues they may face
  • Empathy with older people and an ability to assess their needs – a background in social work will be an advantage
  • A demonstrable ability to develop volunteer networks
  • Great communication and relationship building skills
  • Excellent organising and problem solving skills
  • Initiative, integrity and self-motivation
  • Computer competency and an ability to learn new systems quickly
  • A full clean driver’s licence and car.

This role is based in our Wellington office where you’ll be part of our small team of coordinators. Flexibility and adaptability are essential, as is willingness to help with our other services when required.

The Social Connection Coordinator position is 30 hours per week over five days with some flexibility in hours.

Full training will be given to the successful applicant.

A detailed position description can be viewed here.

Call Jacqui Eyley 027 447 4765 to enquire or email your CV and covering letter to ceo@acwellington.org.nz to apply. 

Applications close at 5pm, Tuesday 29th October 2019.

Applicants for this position must hold a full driver’s licence and be a New Zealand resident or have a valid Work Visa.