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October 2018 update – we have four exciting roles available at our Auckland office – Marketing and Communications Manager, Digital Content and Communications Producer, Project Coordinator and Friday Receptionist.

Marketing and Communications Manager

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who loves to think strategically, work collaboratively and be a part of a passionate team of people who care deeply about supporting whānau to thrive.

The Marketing and Communications Manager will join our fun-loving, hard-working Creative and Development team, Te Umu Nui, and work closely with Parenting Place’s Directors and programme managers to develop and implement an integrated marketing and communications strategy for Parenting Place.

Te Umu Nui exists to serve Parenting Place through communications and marketing support, as well as development, evaluation, promotion and updating of all Parenting Place programmes, courses, events and resources. We also provide creative support to other non-profits and like-hearted organisations.

Te Umu Nui, like the wider Parenting Place team, is committed to engaging with the story of Aotearoa New Zealand and our unique place in the world – a story which not only inspires our mission, but deeply informs our work. Our heart for relationships, and our hope for this land is also strongly connected to Te Rongopai – the Gospel.

The Marketing and Communications Manager is a full-time role, based at Parenting Place’s Auckland office.

Skills and experience

  • At least five years of marketing and communications experience
  • Experience in developing and implementing marketing strategies
  • Experience in digital marketing – understanding both the strategic and technical requirements of marketing and optimising customer experience through EDMs, website and social media platforms
  • At least two years’ experience managing staff
  • Ideally a marketing/communications qualification
  • Ideally has an understanding of Te Ao Māori and Te Reo Māori
  • Shows initiative and enjoys collaboration
  • Shows honesty and integrity in all dealings with others – colleagues and customers alike
  • An effective team player with proven experience in working collaboratively

Applicants for this position should have New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work visa. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

If you would like to apply, please send a letter of application, with your CV, to Isobell Tregoweth at isobell.tregoweth@parentingplace.nz by no later than Friday, 30 November 2018.


Digital Content and Communications Producer (maternity cover)

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who loves families, words and social media, and wants to be part of a passionate team of people who care deeply about supporting whānau to thrive.

The Digital Content and Communications Producer will join our fun-loving, hard-working Creative and Development team, Te Umu Nui. This role will work closely with the Marketing and Communications Manager to oversee the development and production of Parenting Place’s digital content – to inspire and connect with whānau online. As well as wrangling contributors and creative ideas, this role will also assist with Parenting Place communications, copywriting and editing.

Te Umu Nui exists to serve Parenting Place through communications and marketing support, as well as development, evaluation, promotion and updating of all Parenting Place programmes, courses, events and resources. We also provide creative support to other non-profits and like-hearted organisations.

Te Umu Nui, like the wider Parenting Place team, is committed to engaging with the story of Aotearoa New Zealand and our unique place in the world – a story which not only inspires our mission, but deeply informs our work. Our heart for relationships, and our hope for this land is also strongly connected to Te Rongopai – the Gospel.

The Digital Content and Communications Producer is a full-time, maternity cover role, based at Parenting Place’s Auckland office.

Skills and experience

  • Proven communications experience, including editing, proofing and copywriting
  • Experience in managing content contributors, and producing and scheduling editorial
  • Shows initiative and enjoys collaboration
  • Proven ability in managing tight deadlines
  • Shows honesty and integrity in all dealings with others – colleagues and customers alike
  • Ideally has an understanding of Te Ao Māori and Te Reo Māori
  • An effective team player with proven experience in working collaboratively
  • Experience with social media and digital content production would be an advantage

Applicants for this position should have New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work visa. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

If you would like to apply, please send a letter of application, with your CV, to Isobell Tregoweth at isobell.tregoweth@parentingplace.nz by no later than Friday, 30 November 2018.


Project Coordinator

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who loves families, getting stuck into the details of projects, mobilising others, and wants to be part of a passionate team of people who care deeply about supporting whānau to thrive.

The Project Coordinator will join our fun-loving, hard-working Creative and Development team, Te Umu Nui, and work closely with the Relationships Manager, and our wider team of creatives, to manage a range of projects, including work for Parenting Place programmes, corporate partners and external clients.

Te Umu Nui exists to serve Parenting Place through communications and marketing support, as well as development, evaluation, promotion and updating of all Parenting Place programmes, courses, events and resources. We also provide creative support to other non-profits and like-hearted organisations.

Te Umu Nui, like the wider Parenting Place team, is committed to engaging with the story of Aotearoa New Zealand and our unique place in the world – a story which not only inspires our mission, but deeply informs our work. Our heart for relationships, and our hope for this land is also strongly connected to Te Rongopai – the Gospel.

The Project Coordinator is a full time role, based at Parenting Place’s Auckland office.

Skills and experience

  • Skilled in managing multiple projects simultaneously, overseeing timelines, workflow and scheduling
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail  
  • Excellent communication skills, and ability to work well with others
  • Ideally has an understanding of Te Ao Māori and Te Reo Māori
  • Shows initiative and enjoys collaboration
  • Shows honesty and integrity in all dealings with others – colleagues and customers alike
  • An effective team player with proven experience in working collaboratively

Applicants for this position should have New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work visa. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

If you would like to apply, please send a letter of application, with your CV, to Isobell Tregoweth at isobell.tregoweth@parentingplace.nz by no later than Friday, 30 November 2018.


Fundraising Coordinator

We are looking for a Fundraising Coordinator to join our Funding Team at Parenting Place. This is a varied, hands-on role that will contribute to our charity’s fundraising objectives, through the writing of grant funding applications, collating and writing reports for funders, and developing direct mail and email campaigns.

Parenting Place’s mission is to support whānau to thrive. Our team is committed to engaging with the story of Aotearoa New Zealand and our unique place in the world – a story which not only inspires our mission, but deeply informs our work. Our heart for relationships, and our hope for this land is also strongly connected to Te Rongopai – the Gospel.

The Fundraising Coordinator is a full time role, based at Parenting Place’s Auckland office. Click here to see a full job description.

If you are interested in playing a key fundraising role in supporting whānau across Aotearoa, send your application and CV to isobell.tregoweth@parentingplace.nz by no later than Friday, 30 November 2018.


Friday receptionist

If you love making others feel welcome (especially parents and their little ones), are passionate about families, and have an eye for detail, we’d love you to join our Auckland team on Fridays as a Receptionist. This is a six month fixed term position, and the working hours are 8.30am – 3pm.

Parenting Place’s mission is to support whānau to thrive. Our team is committed to engaging with the story of Aotearoa New Zealand and our unique place in the world – a story which not only inspires our mission, but deeply informs our work. Our heart for relationships, and our hope for this land is also strongly connected to Te Rongopai – the Gospel.

Duties will include

  • Answering and re-directing phones calls
  • Responding to email enquires that come through the website
  • Managing Family Coaching bookings and follow-ups
  • Interacting with customers
  • Onsite bookings
  • Book sales through Vend
  • Assisting with set up and pack down of room hires
  • Keeping the lounge/play area tidy
  • Managing the car parks

Applicants for this position should have New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work visa. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

If you are interested, please send your application and CV to jenny.mitchell@parentingplace.nz by no later than Friday, 30 November 2018.


Volunteer opportunities at Parenting Place

If you are interested in volunteering at Parenting Place please email Amelia Smith.

If you’d like to apply for a role at Parenting Place, or find out more about us, please contact Elize Beukes.


A little bit about Parenting Place 

Parenting Place’s dream is for Aotearoa to be a place where every whānau thrives and every child feels deeply loved. This dream is outworked as we meet families where they are – supporting the restoration, strengthening, and building of flourishing relationships.

We do this through a range of programmes, courses and resources – and in collaboration with a variety of like-hearted organisations and communities all over Aotearoa. Our head office is in Auckland, but we also have offices in Christchurch, Wellington and Tauranga (not to mention the hundreds of amazing volunteers who walk alongside communities up and down the country).

We’re a passionate, fun-loving team who truly believe that healthy, loving families can transform society.

Engaging Te Ao Māori 

As an organisation, we are committed to engaging with the story of Aotearoa and our unique place in the world – a story which not only inspires our mission, but informs and shapes our work. Parenting Place feels compelled to continue listening and adopting practices that support, empower and enhance the experience of the Māori communities we are engaged with.

As a staff team we have also committed to integrating the following guiding principles/pou into our work

  • Tangata Whenua – Recognising the mana of Tangata Whenua and partnering with them
  • Waha Kōrero – Advocacy
  • Whakaaro Māori – Integrating Te Ao Māori into our mission, programmes, culture and policies
  • Whakapapa – Knowing and curating the relational, historical and circumstantial genealogy of our organisation

We are journeying together in search of a new way of togetherness as we seek to give shape to an alternative vision for life that has Te Rongopai at its heart, and offers hope for every person and every relationship.