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Are you local to the Albany area and want to make the difference in your community? We are looking for a superstar to join the Harbour Sport team and be the Community Resilience Activator; growing community connection, resilience and emergency readiness.

Harbour Sport, through the Albany Community Hub is focussed on creating empowered, connected, and resilient communities and has been facilitating this in Albany since 2022. We have been asked to lead a new “Upper Harbour East Community Resilience Project” utilising our capabilities, experience, and learnings to empower neighbouring communities to be strengthened and supported as they too experience rapid growth in population and changing demographics.

The Community Resilience Activator is a new role designed to strengthen community connection and resilience and develop and support a community-led approach to sustainable emergency resilience planning enabling the community to prepare, respond, recover and adapt to emergency situations. The purpose of the Community Resilience Activator role is to support initiatives across Albany which build local residential networks and grow community connection, resilience and emergency readiness. The work will address the needs of all communities that live, work, study and play in Albany with a focus on the communities of greatest need and the dormitory suburbs of Pinehill, Oteha Valley, Fairview Heights and Ponderosa. The deliverables from this work will help to inform best practice across the Upper Harbour Local Board communities around emergency preparedness and facilitate a deeper understanding of community emergency resilience planning within the recipient organisation and other community stakeholders. The successful candidate will be working closely with targeted communities, Harbour Sport and Albany Community Hub teams, as well as Emergency Resilience experts.

This is a part time, 25 hour/ week role (NB: may have some flexibility – please discuss). Working times are flexible – some evening and weekend work will be required. Hourly rate: $28 – $31 Hour dependent on experience.

Ideally, you would have:

  • Experience in community development or related field for 2+ years
  • Currently live in, or willing to move to, or have existing strong knowledge of Albany and its dormitory suburbs of Pinehill, Oteha Valley, Fairview Heights and Ponderosa
  • Experience of developing and then implementing new community initiatives in response to identified needs
  • Experience of working with Asian Communities
  • Demonstrable cultural competence and skills working with diverse migrant communities

A full New Zealand driver’s license is essential in this role and the applicant must have the right to work in New Zealand.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 12th May

Apply with a Cover letter and CV.

Please Note – Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. We encourage interested candidates to apply early, as we will be processing applications as they are received, without waiting until the advertised closing date.

Harbour Sport is committed to being Inclusive, Integrity, Respect, Leadership and Whakawhanaungatanga, and is a value-based organisation  committed to ‘a community physically active for life’

At Harbour Sport, we are committed to ensuring we take every step possible to ensure our provisions and environments are safe and empowering for children, young people, families, and staff. Harbour Sport has zero tolerance for abuse. We expect respectful and positive behaviours and values at all times from those we support and from all those we engage with.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi is Aotearoa New Zealand’s founding document. Harbour Sport is committed to upholding the mana of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the principles of Partnership, Protection and Participation. We are committed to partnership with tangata whenua and the protection of Māori culture and taonga. We value the distinctiveness that tangata whenua bring to physical activity and our success on a world stage. We believe a strong bi-cultural foundation is critical to our national identity and wellbeing.