- Make a Positive Impact on Children's Lives
- Join a Large Global Charity
- Christchurch Based
Big Brothers Big Sisters was established over 100 years ago and is the world’s largest mentoring programme; helping over 280,000 children around the world reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships. In Christchurch they aim to build resilience in children to help them achieve their potential. They recruit, train and support volunteer mentors and match them with local children to provide stability when they are struggling to cope with difficult life challenges. For more information check out their website: www.bigbrothersbigsisters.org.nz
This is a rare and amazing opportunity for someone with a genuine passion for making a positive difference in the lives of children. You will be a strong role model who will embrace the BBBS values of empathy, integrity, commitment, loyalty and trust.
Reporting to the Trust Board, you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of mentoring coordinators and volunteers. You will work with the Board to develop and implement the strategic growth plan, including fundraising and growing new mentoring matches. You’ll ensure the organisation’s external profile is maintained and promoted through ongoing communications and community engagement. You will provide strong leadership, coaching and direction to build a strong cohesive team that strengthens the organisation’s commitment to its values.
Skills and Experience
To be successful in this role, you will have a demonstrated ability to lead, inspire, motivate and influence others. You’ll have proven operational or general management experience including experience managing staff and volunteers.
Your exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills, along with highly developed communication and engagement skills will be crucial to your success. An empathy with the not-for-profit and community sector will be essential.
If you feel you possess the above qualities and are drawn by the opportunity to make a difference to children’s lives, prepare your cover letter and CV and click the ‘Apply’ button. Initial enquiries are welcome by phoning Sally Goldsmith on 021 930 311 or Amanda Hance on 021 126 5601.
Applications for this role close 5pm Friday 17th January 2020