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Director, Christchurch Bridge Programme

  • Lead The Salvation Army’s Bridge Programme in Christchurch
  • Support the team to deliver high-quality support to service users
  • Strong team culture; based in Addington, Christchurch

The Salvation Army Addiction Services exists to provide safe, integrated, high-quality treatment and support services to people whose lives have been affected by alcohol or substance use. In Christchurch, they provide both residential and day services in the community, which are known and recognised for being person-centred, caring, transformative and responsive.

As a key member of a national team, the Director is responsible for the overall management of regional operations, with key accountabilities including staff leadership and mentorship, stakeholder engagement, strategy planning and implementation, financial and business management.

It is an exciting time to join the Christchurch Bridge, as they have just been successful in their tender for a new service development opportunity on the West Coast, which will see them delivering community-based AoD services in Hokitika, Greymouth and Westport. Whilst the work has begun to set up this new service, it will be one of the early focuses of the Director to help bring it to life.

Person Profile:

  • A background in the social services/mental health/addictions sector
  • Strong leadership capabilities with proven staff management experience
  • A collaborative approach
  • Business management experience with demonstrated abilities in organisational budgets and finance
  • Ability to think strategically, articulate and implement a vision
  • Very highly developed written and oral communication skills
  • Strong relationship building and networking capabilities at all levels
  • A commitment to the mission and values of The Salvation Army

As the service operates 24/7, there is the requirement for the Director to occasionally be on-call.

Applications close: 5.00pm Sunday 27 January 2018
Applications to: Kirsty McLaren at
Position description: Available to view at

P: 04 499 1069


Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Application form can be downloaded from:

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.