Kaiwhakarite Pātaka/Food Coordinator | The Salvation Army

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Kaiwhakarite Pātaka/Food Coordinator

Rotorua Community Ministries
  • Use your coordination skills to keep our foodbank running smoothly and efficiently
  • Work as a valued member of a team giving holistic wraparound services
  • Support people in need of kai and other practical support

This is a permanent part-time role, between 15-20 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 Aotearoa New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa and is recognised as a high value employer.  The mission of The Salvation Army in Aotearoa New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa is caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society.

Mō te tūranga – About the role

Nau mai, haere mai! Come and work with the team here at Rotorua Corps & Community Ministries, in a role with The Salvation Army, where the right person can make a real difference for people who need support.

You will be a vital part of a team that offers support to community members experiencing food insecurity and poverty. The Food Coordinator is responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of the Foodbank and supporting our amazing staff and volunteers. The coordinator will also support and implement projects that procure resources to be distributed to those in need.

You’ll deliver a professional, empathetic and effective service to people, whānau/families and communities, which includes connecting them with Salvation Army programmes as well as other external services, that enhance their current circumstances and meet individual and whānau needs.

With The Salvation Army you will get the chance to make a real and positive impact in the lives of many people in Rotorua.

He kōrero mōu – About you

To undertake this important mahi, you will have the following:

  • Ability to understand and relate to people from a diverse range of backgrounds with sensitivity, care, and patience.
  • Understanding of, respect for, and ability to work with The Salvation Army's mission, principles, and Christian ethos
  • Self-awareness
  • Works well within a team, great working relationships with staff, service users, peers.
  • Effective communication skills including ability to write adequate records and reports.
  • Ability to organise self and others.  Uses administrative skills to prioritize tasks and keep track of work progress
  • Ability to resolve conflict and to solve problems with tact, discretion and confidentiality
  • Computer literate, experience working with client database systems.
  • A proactive solution-focused approach to problem solving. A practical approach and ability to identify creative solutions.
  • Ability to make sound logistical decisions 
  • Ability to inspire and motivate volunteers in a strength-based manner, celebrating successes 
  • Facilitation skills
  • Ability to manage positive external/internal relationships, connecting the center with the broader Salvation Army and wider community services. 
  • Understanding of policy, strategy, and systems 


To apply please send your cover letter, CV (including referee details) and completed application form to Tania Hore, Centre Manager, tania.hore@salvationarmy.org.nz

Application form can be downloaded from: https://www.salvationarmy.org.nz/help-us/career-opportunities

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 5:00 pm on Friday, 14 October 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 Aotearoa 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.