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Mentoring Coordinator Vacancy (CLICK to download job description and practical exercise)

Have you ever had anyone say you are very observant? Do you listen with a third ear?
Do you value community connection and supporting valuable relationships?  

If so, this role will bring the best out in you. This newly established position of approx. 20 hours a week, carefully supervises a medium size caseload of mentoring matches (between adult volunteers and children/young people) in North Canterbury.

Mature communication skills are a must, as well as an ability to be flexible and open to the mentors and young people as they face natural life changes and developments in their mentoring journey. You will be an intricate part in supporting these matches and seeing them reach many milestones.

We have an opportunity for someone with personal drive and passion to enhance the lives of North Canterbury young people. Someone with knowledge and experience, someone with confidence, ideas and follow through. Someone who understands the impact of mentoring and is excited to help see this great programme grow. Someone who wants to work for an organisation that is truly making a difference. We are offering a fun, open, flexible work environment and a fantastic National connection (with the programme located in 12 other regions across NZ). 

The successful applicants will have the following:

  •  A tertiary qualification and/or previous experience in social work, education or the social sector.
  • Proven history working with young people and their families/whanau.
  • A full driver’s license.
  • A good understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and a commitment to working in a bi-cultural way.
  • Organizational and time management skills are essential.
  • Must be self-motivated and show good initiative.

The work we do is so valuable, which is why we want to do more of it. However, as a not-for-profit, we have to expand slowly and wisely as to not exceed our capabilities. The governance board is confident that now is a good time to increase our programme and that’s where you come in.

To apply for the position, please email your application to

Please attach three documents:

  1. Your cover letter
  2. Your curriculum vitae
  3. Your completed practical exercise (CLICK to download job description and practical exercise)

The North Canterbury Office is also seeking an Administrator, skilled in excel and Xero with a flair for fundraising, marketing and events. For someone wanting extra hours then expressed above, these tasks could be incorporated into this Mentoring Coordinator position. Applicants should let us know of your interest in this through your covering letter.

Queries to

Applications close 5pm Friday 26th July, 2019

We intend to conduct interviews within 1 week of our closing date.