Current Positions Vacant

Region: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nelson-Tasman

Position: Communications and Team Support

Contract Type: Permanent Part Time: 20 hours per week


One of our incredible team members, Georgie, is moving on after several years with us, so we are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic, passionate team member to replace her in our tight-knit team. This is a 20 hour per week, permanent position. We offer flexibility with work hours. 
This a varied and dynamic role that involves regular communications with families, mentors, sponsors and the community. Key responsibilities include general administration, financial administration, creating content for social media, creating monthly newsletters, marketing and co-ordinating events. 

The successful applicant will have comprehensive knowledge of, and competence on, all Microsoft Office Programmes, and the ability to quickly learn new computer programmes. If you are familiar with using Xero, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, MailChimp, Survey Monkey and Website Updates it would be an advantage. A sound knowledge of other relevant social services and programmes would be beneficial.

For a job description, application pack or further information about this exciting role, please contact in confidence:

Programme Director
Chelsea Routhan
Phone: 03 545 9864

Applications close 5pm Wednesday 27th February 2019.
Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.


Region: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rotorua

Position: School Coordinator

Contract Type: Fixed Term - 12 months 

Part Time: 20 hours per week

Following on from the successful implementation of the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS)  / Western Heights Primary School mentoring pilot programme in 2018, BBBS is looking to develop this programme further in 2019. As a result a new part-time School Coordinator role has been created at BBBS to expand this exciting school-based programme to more schools through out Rotorua. Working closely with our Rotorua Coordinator, the successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, experience working with iwi organisations and ideally have a background in the social services or education sector. This dynamic role will see you working with schools, families, local businesses and most importantly children! You will play a key role in the recruitment and training of mentors, supervision of the match relationships, and monitoring and reporting on the key outcomes of the programme. This is an exciting opportunity to help create brighter futures for the young people of Rotorua.

The tuakana teina relationship is the key premise behind the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) mentoring programme. Adults volunteer one hour a week for a year to spend quality time with their Little Brother or Little Sister doing activities they both enjoy. Through facilitating, supervising and supporting tuakana (mentoring) relationships in our community and school based programmes, BBBS creates a platform of trust and stability for Rotorua children from which more positive relationships and greater whanau, iwi and community connections can be made. 

Did you know that mentored girls are 4x less likely to bully, fight or lie than girls without a mentor? Mentored boys are 2x less likely to develop negative conducts like bullying, fighting or cheating.  

If you are keen to join the BBBS team of Rotorua and make a difference please email your CV and introduction letter to If you have any questions please call Darryl on 027 306 3381.

Applications close 5pm, Friday 15th of February 2019.

School Coordinator Job Description

One hour. Once a Week. One life.