Employer Liaison

  • Anonymous Company
  • Wellington Central, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Jul 09, 2024
Part-Time Community Development Community Services

Job Description

About the New Zealand Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross is a National Society member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the world's largest humanitarian organisation. Our organisation has over 8,000 members and staff who contribute to the Red Cross’s mission of improving the lives of vulnerable people by mobilising the power of humanity and increasing community resilience. More information can be found at www.redcross.org.nz.

We are guided by our Fundamental Principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality. We help people and communities in New Zealand, the Pacific and around the world in times of need and support them in strengthening their resilience.  

Starting with the hiring process, we are committed to having an accessible, diverse, inclusive, and barrier-free work environment where everyone can reach their full potential. We encourage all qualified persons who share our values and want to contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace to apply.  

Why work with us?

  • Be part of a team that shares your passion.
  • Our organisation is made up of diverse and dedicated individuals.
  • We value our employees as much as we value their work.

 Diversity, inclusion and belonging

We strive to provide an environment where all staff and volunteers can thrive and have a sense of belonging- at a systemic, procedural, and individual level. We are committed to represent the communities we serve and to increase diversity throughout our people and leadership.

We know that a diverse and inclusive team helps us meet the needs of our clients and we welcome candidates from every ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, age and those with a disability or who have additional mental health needs. It is important to us that people are free to be themselves at work.  Both paid, volunteer and community experience shape the skills and knowledge you bring to your application, so please share this within your application.

Work that benefits you

Creating a flexible and healthy work environment for our teams is important to us. We offer a wide range of in person and virtual roles to suit different operational needs, for casual and / or short-term contracts to full-time, permanent positions. Our benefits differ based on contract type and job level.  

Work / life balance

We want our team to flourish in their roles at work—and in the many other roles in their lives. Offering flexible virtual/hybrid work for some roles allows our staff to balance their personal and professional priorities.    In addition to a competitive salary package we offer, career development, annual flu vaccination, discounts on Southern Cross health insurance, five weeks annual leave.

Here are some ways we encourage this:

Employee networks to support our colleagues from diverse backgrounds, Takatāpui and Rainbow Network, Rōpū Hāpai Māori

  • Green Team – sustainability network bringing together diverse knowledge to strength the sustainability of New Zealand Red Cross and the people we serve.
  • The option to explore flexible working that suits your needs and ours.
  • Development opportunities in te reo Māori me ngā tikanga.

About the role – Kōrero mō te tūranga 

The goal of the Pathways to Employment service is to assist refugee background individuals to find meaningful and sustainable employment and to be economically independent. Employment not only improves economic independence; it is also important to social wellbeing and connection to New Zealand society.

The purpose of the employer liaison role is to grow the pool of employment opportunities for former refugees in the Wellington region. The role also includes intensive, individualised work with both refugee background clients and potential employers, supporting clients to gain employment.

The Employer Liaison assists in preparation for job searching and engagement in the New Zealand workforce appropriate to client’s previous experience and skills. Ultimately the goal is to facilitate successful sustainable and meaningful employment.

The Employer liaison support continues into employment and offers support and guidance for the client and the employer for an initial period.

In this role you will: 

  • Matching refugee background clients with sustainable employment opportunities.
  • Including intensive, individualised work with both clients and potential employers, supporting clients to gain employment and in-work support.
  • Networking and growing our pool of employers through relationship building.
  • Guiding and supporting employer’s multicultural capability.
  • Pastoral care for clients.

Who are we looking for? – Mā‎ wai te mahi nei? 

To be successful you will have: 

  • Competence in intercultural communication and experience working with people from diverse and marginalised backgrounds.
  • Awareness of New Zealand work culture and employer’s expectations and the different industries in the Wellington region.
  • Proven skills in career development and the ability to engage with clients collaboratively.
  • Previous experience in CV review and creation.
  • Proven skills in recognizing and developing work readiness and an ability to build client confidence and job search skills.
  • High proficiency of written English.
  • Appreciation of the benefits of diversity in workplaces.
  • Understanding of the refugee journey and common issues faced during the resettlement process.
  • A commitment to the Fundamental principles of the International Red Cross Movement.


New Zealand Red Cross

Job Summary

The purpose of the employer liaison role is to grow the pool of employment opportunities for former refugees in the Wellington region.

How to apply

Click below to download the job description and to apply for this position please click the 'Apply Now' button to be taken to the New Zealand Red Cross Careers page. If you are already viewing this via the New Zealand Red Cross Careers page, please click the active job description link below.

All applications MUST be submitted online which requires uploading the below details

  • A recent copy of CV/Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Passport
  • Right to Work (If Not NZ Citizen)

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to be considered for this job, Applications close at 05:00 Pm on 22/07/2024.

If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for further information, please contact Amanda Bamford at amanda.bamford@redcross.org.nz

Note: We reserve the right to close applications before the closing date, so please register your interest early.

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