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The Parenting Place Coordinator – Manawatu

Part-time role 10-15 hours/week during school term time

The Parenting Place is a community organisation dedicated to equipping and encouraging parents. Based on Christian values, our aim is to impact every family in New Zealand through our range of parenting and youth programmes. If you’re looking for a new challenge within an environment where you can use your passion, creativity and innovation to really make a difference this could be the opportunity for you.

We are looking for a dedicated and passionate person, based in the Manawatu to join our National team. The overall purpose of this role is to support the development, organisation and promotion of The Parenting Place activities and manage, train and encourage the team of Toolbox facilitators in order to achieve growth. You will be responsible for supporting the team of Toolbox facilitators in your area, in a fun and varied role.  Toolbox is our six week parenting course run in the local community.

This is a great opportunity to work for a highly respected organisation and a team of passionate individuals in a friendly and professional environment.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Promotion – of The Parenting Place and all its programmes in the local community
  • Networking – with agencies, schools, churches and other organisations in the local community
  • Toolbox facilitator leadership,  management and training  – manage, train and encourage the team of Toolbox facilitators

Ideally the candidate will have:

  • Strong communication and relationship building skills and a positive ‘can do’ working style
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Administrative and computer skills
  • A commitment to the mission and values of The Parenting Place is essential

If this sounds like the role for you or if you would like to discuss the role further please contact Natalie by email: or phone (04) 934 8483 no later than 16 September 2016.

Volunteer opportunities at The Parenting Place

If you are interested in volunteering at The Parenting Place please email Elize Beukes.

A little about us

If you’re looking at this page, it probably means you are interested in working for The Parenting Place. Before you apply, we thought it would be helpful to tell you a bit more about us.

We’re a diverse workforce, with diverse ideas

Our people are our greatest asset. We want our employees to be successful, enjoy coming to work every day and inspired by who we are and what we do. We embrace a diversity of cultures and people. We are inclusive and encourage the richness of ideas and approaches that diversity brings. We encourage big thinking and give our people the support they need to make their mark.

A strong, supportive team environment

The Parenting Place is a close knit team that works well together as we strive towards our dream of a country where families are valued and young people feel great about their future. Positively impacting every family is important to us and this starts with a team who knows how to positively impact each other. It’s common to find everyone crowded around the communal table at lunchtime, sharing their plans for the weekend or goals for their job.

What next?

The Parenting Place is here to change the lives of young people and families. We employ people who share that dream. If this fits with your view of how work should be, please email Bianca Lapusan.