Transitional Housing Property Coordinator | The Salvation Army

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Transitional Housing Property Coordinator

Whakatāne Salvation Army
  • Use your experience in property management
  • Work with people from different walks of life
  • Make a difference in our community

This permanent position is for 30 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 The Salvation Army Whakatāne

The Salvation Army Whakatāne provides many services to our community including Transitional Housing, Food Bank, Community Ministries, and Programmes for Youth and Children. The successful candidate will join a diverse team who loves our community.

About the role/job description

The role of property coordinator is to provide effective property management services for our transitional housing portfolio of 12 houses and 18 units. The successful candidate will work closely with our Transitional Housing Kaiwhakatere (Navigators) to provide wrap around support to whānau.

Key tasks

  • Overseeing and assisting with the movement of families entering and transitioning out of the properties
  • Ensuring client’s needs, rights and responsibilities are met
  • Ensuring the occupancy agreement is adhered to
  • Ensuing houses are clean, well maintained, and provide a welcoming, safe environment for families
  • Working within the Transitional Housing team and alongside the wider Salvation Army team
  • Working with landlords and assisting with the procurement of properties

Person Specification


  • An understanding of, and a heart for social justice issues
  • The ability to relate positively and communicate effectively with a wide range of people
  • Excellent organisation, time management, and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Competency in computer usage
  • A proactive problem-solving attitude
  • Ability to undertake property maintenance tasks


  • Experience in property management
  • A full drivers licence
  • A clean criminal record

We strive to build a team that reflects the diversity of the community we work in so we encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Contact information

For more information about this role please contact Lexee Dunlop on 027 540 1160 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).

Applications close by 12 noon on Friday, 30 September 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.