Community Development Worker

September 2020: The Parish is seeking a Community Development Worker.

Are you interested in leading this parish in supporting rapidly changing North Shore communities to make their places better for everyone through community led development?

  • You understand and value the contribution community expertise and experience can offer to both people and place.
  • You value relationships and confidently build trust and relationship with diverse groups on issues that matter to them.
  • You are confident working in agile and iterative ways that grow local leadership and agency and that support learning by doing.
  • You are a joiner as much as a leader and can work confidently on your own as well as part of a diverse team.
  • You have a commitment to, and ideally are experienced in, strengths-based Community Led Development principles and practice.
  • You are an excellent communicator and can work in partnership within both church and community.
  • You are a suitably qualified person in good standing with your own faith/values and wider community.
  • You will be able to work to the Methodist ethos, including its bicultural commitment.

A Position Description is available from takapunamethodist@xtra.co.nz, or speak to Superintendent Rev Peter Norman Tel: 489 4590.

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to

The Parish Administrator, Northcote Takapuna Methodist Parish,

P O Box 33 1013, Takapuna, Auckland 0740 or takapunamethodist@xtra.co.nz .

Expressions of Interest close 4 October 2020.