Job Vacancy: Team Leader (Wellington)

  • Thorndon, Wellington location
  • Full-time, permanent
  • Applications close Monday 29 January 2018


LinkPeople works with the most vulnerable members of our communities to provide access to safe, affordable accommodation and link them to the health and social services they need to be independent and maintain their housing. We are working with a number of organisations in our community, including the District Health Board Mental Health Services, Ministry of Social Development and Housing New Zealand to name a few, with a focus on ending homelessness. What we are looking for currently is an inspirational team leader who can bring our housing champions together to deliver exceptional results.

The Role

  • 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday working from our Thorndon Quay office.

This is a people-focused role where your approachability, responsiveness and genuinely caring personality will shine. You'll work in partnership with other agencies, including our partner organisations, to develop supportive relationships and collaborative service delivery. Our dedicated team will thrive under your leadership, as you harness their talents to provide practical support around access to housing, sustaining tenancies, and linking in to other required services.

You'll seek opportunities to engage staff through effective coaching and ongoing development while creating a team culture where achievements are celebrated, and fun occurs spontaneously.


We're looking for an exceptional people leader with proven skills and a relevant qualification or experience in health, social services, management or similar and broad knowledge of the Wellington health and social sector; in particular the NGO and community sectors.

A critical thinker and creative problem solver, your proven ability to develop and sustain positive relationships across a range of networks will be complemented by outstanding communication skills and attention to detail. You will also have a strong understanding of the principles of wellness and recovery.  Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, a full New Zealand driver's license and knowledge of Treaty of Waitangi principals is also essential.

The Benefits

In this role, you can look forward to flexible work arrangements, extra leave, subsidies for school holiday childcare and a great team around you every day working in an organisation that believes in its' purpose. Be part of a supportive work environment where life balance is encouraged, people are valued and new solutions are the norm!

Ready to lead the team that's going to change lives for the better? Then apply now.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5.00pm, Monday 29 January 2018

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**All new appointees require background checking. Under the requirements of the Vulnerable Children's Act 2014, new employees that are identified as coming under this act are required to undergo further safety checks as part of the recruitment process.

Please contact Jim Gallen on 04 381 6482 or 027 565 3055 if you have any questions.