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

Admin Support

The Admin Support role supports the National Office Contract and Service Development Manager to provide services to affiliated member refuges so that NCIWR is an effective and sustainable not-for-profit organisation working in the Family Violence Sector, New Zealand.

The purpose of the Administrator function is to provide the CSD team with efficient administration, programme, and database support; and as such must be a competent user of the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word and Excel; familiarity with database systems; as well as having practical office administration experience.  You will have excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills; and the ability to coordinate multiple tasks, including the management of internal and external resources.  It is advantageous but not essential to have relevant experience working in community development or for a not-for-profit organisation.


This is a full time position (37.5 hours per week) based at the National Office in Wellington.  The successful applicant will be required to undergo reference checks and security clearance.

For a position description and an application form for this role contact Sonya Ford at NCIWR national office:; or visit our website for the job description and further information about NCIWR

A CV and cover letter should accompany your application.

Applications for this position close at 12 noon on 14th April 2017.

More Information

Full Job Description

Application Form