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Peer Support and Events Coordinator

Advertiser: New Zealand Artificial Limb ServiceMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
7 Oct 2019
Wellington, Wellington Central
$45,000 - $59,999
Work Type
Full Time
Community Services & Development, Volunteer Coordination & Support

The vision of the New Zealand Artificial Limb Service (NZALS) is 'independent and productive lives for the people we care for’.  We are a Crown Entity that provides prosthetic and rehabilitation services to patients across New Zealand.


With the patient at the centre of everything we do, NZALS has a new strategy that will see a significant evolution in services to patients. Our Peer Support Service, and the range of events that we run and support, contribute directly to that strategy by assisting amputees in adjusting to life changing events -and with their ongoing journey of rehabilitation.


The Peer Support and Events Coordinator will organise, manage and ensure efficient operation of our Peer Support Service and the range of events we hold.


The Peer Support and Events Coordinator be responsible for:


  • Assessing requests for support and matching them with an appropriate Volunteer
  • Recruitment and induction of peer support volunteers
  • Maintaining up to date paperwork and information systems
  • Promoting the Peer Support Service and NZALS events both internally and externally
  • Organising and coordinating events
  • Identifying new opportunities for NZALS
  • Engaging effectively with a range of stakeholders


The ideal candidate will have the following skill set, (linked to the themes of our 2021 strategic plan):


Service – to champion the NZALS experience for patients through excellence customer service.

A confident and effective communicator; be empathetic and also able to influence others. Enjoy working with people from a variety of backgrounds.


Expert Workforce – An understanding of the volunteer sector and experience coordinating/managing volunteers; Experience arranging/coordinating events; Strong organisational skills and attention to detail; Excellent people skills.


R&D/Technology –a strong desire to continually improve processes and standards to gain operational efficiencies; Proficient using spreadsheets and IT systems.


Equity - a desire to provide patients with access to technology and service based on need; Have good cultural awareness.


This role is based in our National Office in Wellington and reports directly to the Communications Advisor.  There may also be an opportunity to work remotely, for the right candidate.


In order to apply for this role, please email a cover letter and your CV to with the subject heading “Peer Support and Events Coordinator”, or use the 'Apply Now' button.

Applications close Friday 18 October 2019.


This is fantastic opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of amputees in New Zealand.


The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?

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