At Women’s Refuge our mission is to liberate women, children, family and whanau from family violence by providing quality services and social commentary.

 

The National Collective of Independent Womens Refuges is the umbrella organisation of 40 independent Womens Refuges across New Zealand. Each refuge has specific support needs and application requirements, to learn more about positions available please see current vacancies.

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Please note you must be living in New Zealand – and qualify to work in New Zealand – to apply for a position at Women’s Refuge.

The organisation and affiliates are supported by a valued team comprised of both paid and volunteer positions.

  • We provide our team with training and on-going support to assist in learning about our organisation and the work that we do.
  • We are proud to have a strong commitment to both the principles of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi Treaty of Waitangi and parallel development.
  • We are also fully committed to the importance of Equal Employment Opportunities.

We believe in our people; we believe in our values:

  • Whakapapa: Relationships built on kinship and reciprocity.
  • Tikanga: Practicing with integrity.
  • Wairua: Honoring diversity.
  • Tapu: Promoting self-understanding and development.
  • Mauri: Maintenance of the individual identity and values within a collective.
  • Mana: Inspirational leadership.

Why Women’s Refuge?

“The reason I do this is because unlike hundreds of women here in New Zealand I can go home at the end of the day, they can’t”

Lita

“You’re not just part of a team, you’re part of a whanau here. Lots of laughing happens around here”

Lita

“I come to work everyday to try and make change”

Lita

Current Vacancies

National Practice Advisor
National Collective of Independent Women’s Refuges

    • The purpose of this role is to provide high quality practice support and professional development to affiliated refuges and National Office. The role will be responsible, in collaboration with the Research and Data Development Hub team, for the development and delivery of high-quality training and professional development programmes. 

    • In essence, the role of the National Practice Advisor is to provide and/or assist to provide the level of training and professional development required to ensure high quality service provision and knowledge transfer in line with the aims and aspirations of the National Collective. 

    • This role will focus on building the overall capability of Women’s Refuge through supporting and strengthening individual refuges, building a consistent high level of service throughout our member refuges, and growing awareness of best practice knowledge and services across the family and domestic violence sector.

Click here for full job description Panui National Practice Advisor and Application Form.
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If you are interested in working for a Refuge please explore the options below to find vacancies in your area.

Wellington

Refuge Lead
Hutt Valley Women’s Refuge

    • About the role:You will lead our team to create significant impact for our community.
      • Lead internally and externally.
      • Develop our team, services and profile.
      • Influence and deliver the strategy, drive bold new initiatives.
      • Work with and influence system partners to make big things happen.
      • Manage our resources for maximum impact.
      • Ensure funders are confident and increasingly committed.

      We need someone with:

      • a passion for, and knowledge of, eliminating family violence
      • a good understanding of family violence work, or a related clinical setting
      • excellent leadership skills, with the ability to inspire and mentor the people around you
      • strong relationship and partner building skills
      • the ability to raise profile, funds and support for big things
      • strong business acumen and a strategic approach
      • a drive for solving complex problems.

Closing Date: Applications will be assessed each week until the right person is found
Please visit the Seek link for full job description and application: SEEK

Clinical Administrator
Hutt Valley Women’s Refuge

    • About the role:You will support clinical services, enabling big impact for our community.
      • Update records related to the women and children we support.
      • Coordinate aspects of our services.
      • Create reports so we can learn from data and invoice accurately.
      • Welcome people, field queries, and connect clients to services.
      • Coordinate and thank volunteers and donors.
      • Support compliance, reporting and auditing.

      We need someone with:

      • a passion for eliminating family violence, supporting women and children, and/or the Hutt Valley
      • good, positive energy
      • discretion and integrity
      • the ability to anticipate needs and find solutions
      • good self-management and productivity skills
      • the ability to handle data accuracy
      • a willingness to figure things out, learn and grow.

Closing Date: Applications will be assessed each week until the right person is found
Please visit the Seek link for full job description and application: CASEEK

Operations Executive
Hutt Valley Women’s Refuge

    • About the role:You will deliver operations that help us run smoothly and deliver big impact for our community.
      • Process finances, support financial control.
      • Manage tools, facilities and supplies.
      • Keep employment records and support HR processes.
      • Welcome people, field queries, and connect clients to services.
      • Coordinate and thank volunteers and donors.
      • Support compliance, reporting and auditing.
      • Help organise marketing and fundraising activities.

      We need someone with:

      • a passion for eliminating family violence, supporting women and children, and/or the Hutt Valley
      • good, positive energy
      • discretion and integrity
      • the ability to anticipate needs and find solutions
      • an appetite for varied work
      • good knowledge of financial and employment processes
      • a willingness to figure things out, learn and grow.

Closing Date: Applications will be assessed each week until the right person is found
Please visit the Seek link for full job description and application: OESEEK