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Careers at SPCA New Zealand


Op Shop Store Manager - Three Kings

Location:             Three Kings

Position:              Store Manager

Hours:                  10am- 5.30pm, 4-5 days per week, may include a Saturday shift

Our SPCA Op Shops have been a great success in raising funds for the Animal Village in Mangere.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and enthusiastic Retail Manager to help manage a very busy SPCA Op Shop.

This is not your standard retail job, no two days will be the same! We require someone with lots of energy as you will be on your feet all day. Being a genuine people person is essential to successfully manage a team of volunteers who give their time freely!  The position available at Three Kings is a Management role and you will be required to work 4 to 5 days a week.

Essential experience required for this role;

·         At least 3 years in a Retail type role

·         At least 1 year in a Management role within Retail

·         A steady working history that demonstrates commitment

·         Able to carry out the physical aspects of the job

·         Good communication skills and the ability to deal with a wide range of people

·         Ability to meet deadlines, cope well under pressure and achieve targets

·         Experience in Manual Handling and Health and Safety practices preferred

Preferred Experience / Behaviours

·         Motivated and enthusiastic to make a difference

·         High levels of personal and professional integrity

·         Adaptable with a can-do attitude

·         Be logical and have common sense

·         Be able to work in a productive team environment

·         Be flexible and open minded

·         Must have own transport or able to get to work at specified times

Your passion for community causes and desire to make a difference will also hold you in good steed for this position. If you think you have what it takes, please apply today.

Application process

All application forms to be submitted via email to:

Please enclose;

·         A current copy of your resume

·         A cover letter detailing why you are the best candidate for the role. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. 

SPCA New Zealand Targeted Interventions Officer

This is a new unique, challenging and rewarding full-time position created to support the work of the SPCA Animal Welfare Science and Education Department to advance animal welfare in New Zealand.

We are seeking an experienced professional who is passionate about making a difference, is flexible in their task planning and management, has excellent interpersonal and communication skills combined with a tertiary qualification in a related discipline e.g. education, youth work, social work, psychology or counselling.

This role is responsible for the design and implementation of high quality specialty intervention services to support other professionals working with children and young people with complex needs and challenging behaviours.

Our ideal candidate will have heaps of energy, empathy, compassion and innovation. They will be self-aware, eager to learn and work well as part of a team.

Skills required:

  • Knowledge of techniques and practices that work with children and young people
  • Knowledge of social, physical and mental health issues relevant to children and young people – particularly knowledge of youth justice and adolescent mental health issues
  • Ability to work effectively, safely and creatively with children and young people – knowledge of managing risk would be useful.
  • Relevant qualifications and experience in education, youth work, social work, psychology or counselling
  • Clean and full driver's licence and clean police record
  • Extensive intellectual leadership capability, operational team management experience and political acumen. Your ability to engage, collaborate, influence and contribute at the executive level will be clearly evident.

The ideal candidate should possess the following:

  • Experience in managing others and working collaboratively across sectors and communities, at the highest level to deliver real change.
  • A deep understanding of and a passion for education, behavioural change, youth and community development.
  • An ability to forge and maintain partnerships and relationships particularly with educational communities, with teachers, youth workers, health, community and social workers.
  • A good understanding of current educational initiatives to improve achievement.
  • Proficiency in Tikanga Māori would be an advantage.
  • An understanding of Care and Protection principles and the CYPF Act 1989
  • A understanding of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014
  • A tertiary qualification education, youth work, social work, psychology or counselling
  • Good knowledge of community resources and an ability to develop networks particularly in bi-cultural and multi-cultural communities
  • An understanding of animals, and of animal welfare, would be an advantage.

This role is a busy one, and being part of a small team means being flexible and being able to work independently and take initiative when required. Does this sound like you? Are you committed to the values of SPCA New Zealand? Then please apply with a CV and covering letter (stating why you are ideal for the position) by Thursday 4th May 2017. Interviews will be conducted on Wednesday 10th May 2017.

For further information, please contact Nicole Peddie, Education Manager, SPCA on or +64 (0)9 256 2526. A position description will be available on request.

Please contact your local SPCA centre for other opportunities.