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Manager – Kaiwhakahaere

Location               Tahunanui, Nelson

Type                      Permanent Employment


Our organisation does incredible mahi, supporting people to connect within their neighbourhoods and communities. We are now seeking a Kaiwhakahaere (Manager) for permanent employment.

This person will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of Top of the South Neighbourhood Support Charitable Trust, ensuring that operations align with the Strategic Plan, building relationships across the community sector, sourcing funding and managing finances, and leading a team of employees and volunteers who deliver services within Te Tau Ihu. The Manager reports to the Chair of the Trust Board.


To be successful in this role you

  • are excited about community and believe that you can influence positive change

  • have excellent communication skills, influencing skills and stakeholder relationship management

  • have proven experience in successfully leading and managing service delivery operations within a not-for-profit context or comparable organisation

  • have a strength-based leadership style and the ability to collaborate with others

  • are digitally savvy including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Business 365

  • have a commitment to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi

  • hold a New Zealand Class 1 Full Drivers Licence and can drive a manual car


You will need to cope well with the challenges of operating in the not-for-profit community sector. The challenge (and opportunity) will be remaining agile at the same time as delivering which will require a proactive, positive, energetic, resilient and confident approach.


This is an opportunity to become part of an organisation that is strengthening our local neighbourhoods and connecting the communities across the Top of the South. You will work with fantastic people who believe in our vision. You will receive a competitive salary, flexible working conditions and a well-resourced office.


For more information email 

Please apply with your CV and a cover letter detailing how your relevant experience will help us to achieve our strategic intentions.

The position description and our strategic intentions are available for you to download below: 

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