Are you interested in a dynamic career with Women’s Refuge?

We accept people in paid and volunteer positions in our organisation. Some progress from being volunteers into paid positions, while some are happy to remain as volunteers. Learn more about volunteering at Women’s Refuge.

Each refuge has their own criteria for how to apply for a paid or unpaid role and whom they accept. It’s best to ask your local refuge what these criteria are. We respect the many skills women develop in their lives regardless of whether this is as a mother, home-maker, administrator, professional, social worker, or a survivor of abuse. We provide training to assist you in learning about our work.

We welcome applications from Māori and non-Māori in line with our 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.

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.
Learn more about our values.


Current Vacancies

Publications and Communications Coordinator  (30hrs- Wellington)

We’re looking for another member for our National Office Team; someone who is passionate about ending violence against women, a team player but most of all a good communicator.

The purpose of the Publications and Communications Coordinator is to provide support and to coordinate national office communications in a variety of mediums. You will coordinate the flow and distribution of information, notices and general communications with our member refuges, stakeholders and the public through our publications, newsletters and social media.

You will manage our website and its content to ensure that it is both current and maintained to a very high standard. You will also maintain our strong social media presence sharing our work, thoughts and ideas with Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Furthermore the opportunity for inspiration and creativity in line with the work of the organisation exists, as well as learning a lot about the sector that we work in.

Key performance areas include

  • Communication
  • Ensure that the organisations communications and messaging on social media platforms and in digital fora is consistent and representative of the values and views of the organisation at all times
  • Social Media and Website
  • Closely monitors activity and interacts on social media platforms and within digital fora. Website Management
  • Publications
  • Manage, create and produce content, and publish our publications. Proficiency in InDesign
  • Relationship Management
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders and networks

This role would suit a recent graduate or someone looking to apply their skills to a great cause.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo reference checks and security clearance.

For further information contact Cheryl Gibbs at NCIWR national office Phone (04) 802 5078

All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter, appointment for application and a full CV.

Applications for this role close at 24th November 2017