SLSNZ General Vacancies

Community Education Coordinator – Eastern Region

Fantastic opportunity for some who is motivated in the Community Education Space to come and work for one of NZ's most trusted organisations - SURF LIFE SAVING NZ  

Surf Life Saving NZ (SLSNZ) is a charity and relies on the generosity of the public, commercial partners, foundations and trusts for donations and financial contributions in order to lead and support our incredible front line volunteer lifeguarding services. As NZ’s leading beach water safety, drowning prevention and rescue authority, we are truly unique, delivering proactive lifeguarding & essential emergency rescue services, a range of public education beach safety programmes, member education, training & development as well as a highly respected sport.

  • SLSNZ is on a journey to refresh its Community Education Portfolio, this is a fantastic opportunity for someone that is motivated in the Community Education space to grow our reach and make a difference in the community.
  • This is a challenging and varied role covering all aspects of employment (up to 40 Seasonal Staff), marketing and customer relationship management and programme development.
  • Join a wonderful team of talented & dedicated people who love what they do in the Eastern Region (Coromandel, BOP & Gisborne Areas).
  • Initially the role is 25 hours per week with the potential for growth, flexibility and personal development.
  • The right person will be someone who has relevant background in Community or Outdoor Education, they will be motivated to sink their teeth into the role and work as part of a wider Eastern Region team.  

Please note that we are keen to fill this position as quickly as possible with the right person. We will start reviewing and interviewing appropriate candidates before the deadline so don't delay in sending in your application.

To apply, click here.

For more information, please contact Eastern Region Manager - Chris Emmett, chris.emmett@surflifesaving.org.nz

Applications for Media & Communications Manager

Exciting opportunity for a Media & Communications Manager to showcase their talent & make a difference for one of NZ's most trusted charities - SURF LIFE SAVING NZ  

  • Fantastic opportunity for a talented Media & Communications Manager who wants to make a positive difference
  • A challenging and varied hands-on role covering all aspects of media, communications & PR 
  • Join a wonderful team of talented & dedicated people who love what they do

Keen to work for SURF LIFE SAVING NZ & help shape and share our incredible story to champion our cause? Make a difference & bring real purpose to your work by joining our team!

Surf Life Saving NZ (SLSNZ) is a charity and relies on the generosity of the public, commercial partners, foundations and trusts for donations and financial contributions in order to lead and support our incredible front line volunteer lifeguarding services. As NZ’s leading coastal & beach safety, drowning prevention and rescue authority, we are truly unique, delivering proactive lifeguarding & essential emergency rescue services, a range of public education beach safety programmes, member education, training & development as well as a highly respected sport.

The purpose of this role is to champion the cause of Surf Lifesaving – to raise our profile and increase the awareness of SLSNZ as a charity with volunteer lifeguards by sharing our stories and upholding our position as NZ’s leading coastal and beach safety, drowning prevention and rescue authority.

Key responsibilities include the planning, development and implementation of SLSNZ’s media, PR and internal & external communications strategy in line with our strategic objectives across all organisational areas – lifeguarding, education (community & members), commercial & marketing (including fundraising) and sport whilst championing our cause and raising the profile of SLSNZ as a charity. 

Personal attributes we are seeking include being results oriented, driven & motivated, pays high attention to detail, the ability to work under pressure and juggle multiple projects and deadlines, exceptional relationship management skills, strategic & operational thinking, flexibility - and most importantly, genuine belief in our cause! A sense of humour will go a long way too.

The skills and qualifications we are looking for include:

  • At least 3-5 years experience and proven track record in a similar role - Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in the design and execution of marketing, communications and public relations activities
  • A degree in Communications, PR and or Marketing.
  • The ability to write engaging content across all styles & genres including media & PR releases, social media posts, Annual Reports, website content, promotional material, strategic reports etc.
  • Exceptional communication and people skills - you'll prove yourself a wordsmith, a good listener and a good talker and have the ability to connect to a wide-range of people
  • Ability to manage and implement multiple projects and deadlines at the same time  Strong creative skills
  • Digital savvy with the ability to create, develop and implement communication strategies for our website (including SEO, uploading content, architecture etc) social media channels (including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter) and digital channels/platforms (Campaign Monitor, Linked In etc).
  • Excellent computer skills in all Microsoft Office packages including word, excel, power point, outlook
  • Ability to use canva, mail chimp, survey monkey, campaign monitor, Photoshop, Indesign and other similar products would be an advantage.
  • Full driver’s licence

We have a fantastic team at Surf Life Saving NZ, an excellent group of partners and we take great pride in what we do, because we care & believe in our cause.   Interested?  Please take a look at the Position Description. If you are keen to join us, please send in a cover letter and your CV with at least three references before or by 11pm, 1 August 2019.

Please note that we are keen to fill this position as quickly as possible with the right person. We will start reviewing and interviewing appropriate candidates before the deadline so don't delay in sending in your application.

Media & Communications Manager Position Description (PDF 405KB)

To apply, head to the following link - https://surflifesaving.qjumpers.co.nz/jobs/ad/media-communications-manager/55810/


Applications for Marketing Assistant

Fantastic opportunity for a new marketer to showcase their talent & make a difference for one of NZ's most trusted organisations - SURF LIFE SAVING NZ  

  • Fantastic opportunity for a talented new marketer who wants to make a difference
  • A challenging and varied role covering all aspects of marketing & communications  Join a wonderful team of talented & dedicated people who love what they do

Keen to work for SURF LIFE SAVING NZ & help shape and share our incredible brand story? Make a difference & bring real purpose to your work by joining our team!

Surf Life Saving NZ (SLSNZ) is a charity and relies on the generosity of the public, commercial partners, foundations and trusts for donations and financial contributions in order to lead and support our incredible front line volunteer lifeguarding services. As NZ’s leading beach water safety, drowning prevention and rescue authority, we are truly unique, delivering proactive lifeguarding & essential emergency rescue services, a range of public education beach safety programmes, member education, training & development as well as a highly respected sport.

The purpose of this role is to help drive the implementation of SLSNZ’s marketing, sponsorship, fundraising, promotional and communications objectives by providing marketing support and assistance to the Commercial Manager and wider team.

This newly created role is challenging & varied and involves all elements of marketing, branding and communications.

Personal attributes we are seeking include the ability to work autonomously as well as in a team, can juggle a multitude of deadlines with a cool demeanour, attention to detail, initiative & reliability - and most importantly, genuine belief in our cause! A sense of humour will go a long way too.

The skills and qualifications we are looking for include:

  • A commerce degree in Marketing majoring in branding, market research and consumer behaviour
  • Exceptional computer skills in all Microsoft Office packages including word, excel, power point, outlook
  • A whizz at website content creation and management, website architecture, search engine optimisation, google analytics etc
  • At least 1-2 years’ experience in a similar role or a high achieving Marketing graduate
  • Social media savvy familiar with all key trends and platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, WeChat etc.
  • Ability to confidently use canva, mail chimp, survey monkey, campaign monitor, Dropbx, Photoshop, Indesign and other similar packages
  • Exceptional writing & communication skills - you'll prove yourself a wordsmith across all types of genres, a great listener and a good talker
  • Creative & design flair
  • An eye for photography and the ability to take great photos  Full driver’s licence

We have a fantastic team at Surf Life Saving NZ, an excellent group of partners and we take great pride in what we do, because we care & believe in our cause.   Interested?  Please take a look at the Position Description. If you are keen to join us, please send in a cover letter and your CV with at least three references before or by 11pm, 28 July 2019.

Please note that we are keen to fill this position as quickly as possible with the right person. We will start reviewing and interviewing appropriate candidates before the deadline so don't delay in sending in your application.

Marketing Assistant Position Description (PDF 160KB)

To apply, head to the following link - https://surflifesaving.qjumpers.co.nz/jobs/ad/marketing-assistant/55756/


Applications for Board Members 2019

On behalf of the SLSNZ Board Appointments Panel, please find attached the notice calling for applications for the three (3) SLSNZ Board positions that through rotation become vacant at the end of the 2019 AGM.  There are two categories of vacancy:

  • Elected (at the AGM itself) – two (2) vacancies.
  • Independent Appointed (by the Board Appointments Panel) – one (1) vacancy.

Please note the closing date for applications is Monday 22nd July 2019.  The application form is also attached.

Once applications have closed the Board Appointments Panel will shortlist the candidates and then hold interviews.  Following this they will make decide on the ‘Independent Appointed’ role and make recommendations on the candidates applying for the ‘Elected’ positions.  This information will then come out to Clubs as part of the AGM Information Pack on 30th August, so that Clubs can digest this ahead of the meeting.

Also please find attached the notice calling for nominations for the role of SLSNZ President, that due to rotation becomes vacant at the end of the 2019 AGM.  The nomination form is attached.  Please note the closing date for nominations is different to the Board roles, as all nominations go straight for a vote at the AGM – the closing date is Wednesday 21st August 2019.  Candidate profiles for the Presidency will be circulated to Clubs with the AGM Information Pack on 30th August 2019 for clubs to review ahead of voting at the meeting.

Call for Board Member Applications (PDF 189KB)
Board Member Applications (Word 75KB)
Call for President Applications (PDF 189KB)
President Nomination Form (Word 67KB)

If you have any questions regarding this role please forward all enquiries to Paul Dalton - CEO at paul.dalton@surflifesaving.org.nz


Club Vacancies

Papamoa Surf Life Saving Club

Papamoa Surf Life Saving Club is located at Papamoa Beach in the Bay of Plenty. Our vision is to deliver excellence in lifeguarding, surf sports and leadership programmes through strong membership and community engagement. We place a high priority on our club values of fun, respect, encouragement, excellence and commitment.

Papamoa currently have three vacancies within the club:

  • Head Coach - this position is full time. The Head Coach will lead and support the development and implementation of an effective integrated coaching programme for members and ensure that there is a structured approach to lifeguard development at all levels of the Club. This role could be shared by than more than one person. Applications for this position close Friday 19 July 2019.
  • Administration Manager - this role is 25-30 hours per week and is a fixed term employment role which will terminate on 31 July 2020. This role will provide administrative support to our Board of Directors, Committee Chairs, Head Coach, Community Engagement officer and the project team tasked with building our new club. Applications close Wednesday 24 July 2019.
  • Community Engagement Officer - this role is estimated to be 10 hours per week and will support the smooth running of our Club operations during our upcoming new build project. It will also act as a liaison between our Club and the building project team, engage with our members, sponsors and the wider community through social and fundraising events. Applications close Wednesday 24 July 2019.

Applications for all or part of the roles above are sought from interested individuals. Please, in confidence, call club chairperson Angela Hayden on (021) 529-838 to discuss or email a concise expression of interest covering your skills, availability and interest in all parts or aspects of the role to chairman@papamoalifeguards.co.nz.Bookmark and Share