Community Ministries Manager | The Salvation Army

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Community Ministries Manager

Invercargill Community Ministries
  • An opportunity to give back to the community;
  • Lead a team that Cares for People and brings change;
  • Full time position.

37.5 hours per week.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has been transforming lives since 1865.  We work in over 130 countries, coordinated by our International Headquarters in London and we are a registered charity under the Charities Act 2005.  The Army has over 2,000 officers and employees in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa and is recognised as a high value employer.  The mission of The Salvation Army in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa is caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society.

About Community Ministries Invercargill

This Centre provides a culturally appropriate and holistic ministry within the local community which addresses the social, spiritual, emotional and physical needs of people.  Sharing the love of God as expressed through Christ in a sensitive and appropriate manner.

About the role

To manage the Community Ministries staff; oversees effective service and ministry delivery; Centre maintenance; staff development; plan and oversee the Centre budget.  Responsible for all day-to-day operations of Invercargill Community Ministries.

Key tasks

  • Vision Strategy and Planning;
  • Staff and Team Management;
  • Wellbeing and Growth;
  • Finances and Funding;
  • Service and Contract Performance;
  • Partnership and Collaboration.

In this role you will find fulfilment and purpose with challenge while supporting and helping others.

Person Specification

  • Understanding of, respect for, and ability to work with The Salvation Army’s mission, principles, and Christian ethos.
  • Understanding of welfare, personal development, social work and counselling practices;
  • The ability to understand and relate to people from a diverse range of backgrounds with sensitivity, care, and patience;
  • Excellent communication skills including ability to write adequate records and reports;
  • The ability to resolve conflict and to solve problems with tact, discretion and confidentiality.

Essential: When applying for a role with The Salvation Army you may be asked to disclose your vaccination status and provide proof.

Contact information

For more information about this role please contact Vikki Stevenson on 027 591 7223 or by email


To apply please send your cover letter, CV (including referee details) and completed application form to:

Application form can be downloaded from:

Applicants for this position will need to have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.  All employment offers are subject to the completion of a satisfactory Ministry of Justice clearance/Police Check (where applicable).

Closing date

Applications close by 12 noon on Monday, 24 January 2022.

The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church and human service provider. It is committed to caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society – all through the love of God shown in Jesus. The successful applicant should therefore show an ability to identify with the mission and values of The Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is committed to cultural diversity, and in New Zealand, our Tiriti partnership.

The Salvation Army is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable people, including children, and upholding their rights to protection from abuse and/or neglect.