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Nelson-Tasman Mentoring Co-ordinator/Kairuruku
Part-time (20 hours per week).
Fixed term covering maternity leave.

Applications close Tuesday 3rd August, with an ideal start date of 6th or 13th September.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nelson-Tasman is the largest mentoring programme in Aotearoa, with over 200 active matches. For 23 years, over 1250 young people between 6 and 18 years of age have had a volunteer mentor make a difference in their life by providing friendship, support and guidance. With just one to four hours per week, our incredible volunteer mentors really do inspire potential in our tamariki and rangatahi.Our programme is supported by the Nelson Bays Police, and we are based in the Nelson Police Station. We were thrilled to win the Small Business Award at the Chamber of Commerce Business Awards in 2018.

We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic, passionate team member to join our tight-knit team. This is a, part-time (20 hours per week), fixed-term position covering maternity leave. Occasional evening and weekend work is required. We offer flexibility with work hours and the ability to work one day a week from home.The successful applicant will be a Mentoring Co-ordinator/Kairuruku, and will recruit and train volunteers, make matches, support, and supervise the ensuing relationships. They will also build partnerships and networks in Nelson/Tasman with whanau, schools, and other community organisations and agencies. 

The majority of this caseload is supporting school-based teen mentoring relationships between senior students at Nelson College for Girls who mentor at local primary schools in Nelson City. We require our applicants to have social/youth work experience and hold a recognised tertiary qualification in the Social Work, Youth Work, Health or Education fields. Some understanding of Te Reo Māori, Kaupapa Māori and relationships with local iwi, hapū and marae would be valuable.

To apply, or for more information, please email Cushla at

We require a cover letter and CV.

Applications close Tuesday 3rd August, with an ideal start date of 6th or 13th September.

Applicants for this position should have NZ Residency or a valid NZ Work Visa and a current Full Drivers License.

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