Business Manager | The Salvation Army

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Business Manager

Addington Supportive Accommodation, Christchurch

40 hours per week

The Salvation Army - Te Ope Whakaora is a world-wide evangelical Christian church and human service.  We have built a trusted brand over 135 years that assists over 140,000 New Zealanders every year providing spiritual support and a wide range of community services such as food banks, family stores, early childhood centres, hostels, addiction treatment centres and a hospice.

We are looking to employ a passionate and experienced person to fill our new Business Manager role at our Emergency Housing service located in Addington. This service has operated from this site for 120 years and now works with 88 homeless men and up to 16 families across many locations in the city for those needing support towards independent living.

Our successful applicant for this role will have a strong interest in this special area of work and have prior experience in the charity sector.

This is a unique role that offers you with a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities.  At times you will work with our clients to support them with their financial situations, provide leadership to the Health and Safety team, contribute to decisions and tasks around our IT needs as well as oversee the all accounting activities for our site.

The successful candidate will be a registered accountant (at least a level 7 NZQA NZ Diploma or NZ degree in Accounting and have have a minimum of three years accounting experience overseeing all accounting activities for a non profit organisation.

You will have at least 3 or more years prior experience in financial administration within a NZ charity-based NGO health or social service. You will work alongside both onsite and national finance staff to oversee our finances, budgets and accounting requirements. We operate two large hostels, 16 off site family homes, 10 off site flats and two Charity shops.  

It is vital that you:

  1. Have an Accounting Technician NZ registration;
  2. Are very supportive of the mission of the Salvation Army and the work of the Addington Supportive Accommodation hostel and houses;
  3. Have a full NZ drivers’ licence;
  4. Are an active, friendly, “hands on”, team player who enjoys working with a variety of people in need;
  5. Have at least 3 years’ experience in working in the charity sector;
  6. Have experience and training in Health and Safety;
  7. Experience problem solving low level IT issues

In return, you will be joining a team of dedicated professionals, who work collaboratively to provide our clients with a prompt and high-quality service.  As part of joining our team, you will also be provided with free onsite car parking.

A Job Description can be requested from Pip Mills, Operations Manager, Addington Supportive Accommodation, Christchurch.


Please send your CV, cover letter and online application form to

Our application form can be downloaded and needs to be included as part of your application.

Applicants must be eligible already to work in NZ with a NZ residency or work visa. There will be a Police criminal conviction history check for this role.

Closing date

Application close by Friday, 6 December 2019.
Interviews will take place in the week of the 9th December.
The position is available in the New Year.