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Team Leader Transitional Housing

  • A great opportunity to lead our Hamilton Centre of Transitional Housing;
  • Support individuals and families in urgent need of housing;
  • Be a part of a team that can make a difference.

Full time position.

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.

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.

The Salvation Army provides supportive accommodation for people in need of shelter. People walk through their doors who have been living in cars, on the street, in overcrowded situations or have been released from prison or escaping domestic violence. They currently have centres across the country and people remain in their transitional houses with an average stay of approximately 14 weeks.

About the role

The Team Leader Transitional Housing Hamilton will be responsible for the day-to-day management of our Hamilton Centre reporting directly to the Regional Services Manager Transitional Housing South Auckland. A key focus will be ensuring that the housing services of the centre are operating in a consistent and safe manner and supporting the centre staff and volunteers to ensure present and future strategies are in place.

The ideal applicant will have:

  • A background in the social services/mental health/addictions sector;
  • A social work qualification or equivalent;
  • Previous Management Experience (essential);
  • Strong leadership capabilities with a collaborative approach;
  • Strong relationship building;
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong cultural competency, with the ability to work from a bicultural perspective;
  • A commitment to the mission and values of The Salvation Army;
  • Previous or current experience in transitional housing would be advantageous.


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

The 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 Friday, 29 October 2021.

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.