Property Coordinator, Transitional Housing | The Salvation Army

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Property Coordinator, Transitional Housing

Based in Palmerston North with travel to Levin, Fielding and Whanganui.


Hours: Full time - Permanent 40hrs per week

About The Salvation Army – Te Ope Whakaora

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 3000 officers and employees in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa. The mission of The Salvation Army is: Caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society.

About Transitional Housing

Transitional Housing is often the next place for people who have been in emergency accommodation due to homelessness. In transitional housing, social work support is provided via a range of wrap-around services, to assist tangata (people) to prepare for a permanent home in the future. Transitional housing provides support for a wide diversity of people and families and can be a challenging, yet rewarding, space to work in.  

About the role

We require a Property Coordinator to join our team based in Palmerston North. The Property Coordinator role provides for the practical day to day needs of running community transitional houses in Palmerston North. You will work alongside the social work team to provide excellent service and care. You will have the support of our Social Workers and the extended housing team in the Central North Island Region.

If you have wonderful rapport-building skills, a genuine liking of people, a willingness to help those in need and are handy with some basic home repairs, we would love you to apply for this role.

Technical / Professional Qualifications

  • A strong understanding of, and a heart for, social justice issues.
  • Hold a clean full driving license.
  • Hold a Level 4 Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (or approved equivalent) or working towards it.

The role includes:

  • Oversight of all property management functions
  • Regular site visits
  • Inducting clients in and out of service and addressing any logistical challenges
  • Conducting inspections and maintaining inventory of chattels
  • Supporting clients with House Finding
  • Conducting methamphetamine testing and maintaining a register
  • Maintaining responsibility for keys and property access
  • Basic Property Maintenance
  • Ensuring houses are clean, including some cleaning and household duties
  • Organising cleaners and contractors as required
  • Help to provide a well maintained and welcoming environment for clients.
  • Working with Social Workers to provide support for our clients
  • Managing debt recovery
  • Managing breaches of occupancy

If you have the following attributes, we would like to hear from you:

  • Experience working in a social services agency
  • Experience looking after a property and practical household skills
  • The ability to be self-motivated and work both independently and part of the team
  • Hands-on practical person who takes the initiative required to get a job done
  • Ability to work from a bicultural perspective, and with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to build positive rapport quickly and with people from all walks of life
  • Empathy and willingness to work within the values and mission of The Salvation Army
  • Experience in dealing with conflict resolution
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent planning and time management skills
  • High standard of computer literacy skills – Office 365, data entry experience, and in-house programmes
  • Excellent communication skills

Contact information

For more information about this role please contact Lydia William 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 New Zealand Citizen.  All employment offers are subject to the completion of a satisfactory Ministry of Justice clearance/Police Check (where applicable).

Closing date

Applications close by noon on Wednesday, 8th February 2023


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.