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We are currently looking for a Programme Support Trainer (see details below)

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Programme support/trainer - Youth Development (part time)

  • Do you want to build a career in programme development in the youth development space?
  • Do you have good relationship building skills and enjoy working in a supportive team environment?
  • Are you organised and detail focused?
  • Do you want to work part-time (24 hours a week), with the ability to fit your hours in around your other commitments?
  • Want to love what you do every day?

The Graeme Dingle Foundation is a successful and well-established charity that is building a positive, vibrant and successful New Zealand by transforming young lives forever.

The Graeme Dingle Foundation is a leader in the field of Child and Youth Development in New Zealand.  Founded in 1995 as the Project K Trust, and then became the Foundation for Youth Development before a recent name change to Graeme Dingle Foundation, provides young people with the opportunity to build self-confidence and learn valuable life skills by participating in a number of successful developmental and life-changing programmes: Kiwi Can, Stars, Career Navigator, Project K and MYND. Graeme Dingle Foundation programmes are currently delivered to almost 25,000 Kiwi Kids every year, from Northland to Stewart Island.

At the Graeme Dingle Foundation, we believe it is important that we not only do good, but that we can also prove the difference we make.  Our programmes all change lives and are informed by best-practice research.  With our University research partners, we know our programmes: improve attitudes and behaviour; improve academic results; help young people set and achieve their goals; boost self-confidence; reduce truancy rates and at risk behaviours such as substance abuse; and help young people feel more positive about the future.

This key role is based at the Graeme Dingle Foundation's National Support Office in Albany, Auckland, for 24 hours each week (0.6 FTE) and will involve some travel around New Zealand. Reporting to the National Programmes Manager, you will work alongside our team to support our programme development and training across all our programmes, including:

  • Involvement in developing and delivering training programmes for staff;
  • Quality Assurance - supporting our Community Partners to enhance the quality of their programmes;
  • Providing guidance and support for programme staff on programme-related issues.

Our ideal candidate is a team player and will have a close values match to the organisation, a keen sense of humour, plus the desire to roll-up their sleeves and make great things happen.

We are seeking someone with well-developed and proven capabilities, including:

  • Ability to manage projects, prioritise and meet deliverables;
  • A relevant tertiary qualification degree (teaching, psychology, social work, community development); 
  • Knowledge of principles of youth development and youth participation;
  • Aptitude for building capacity and capability in people;
  • Awareness and appreciation of cultural and social diversity and the ability to work with all;
  • Able to demonstrate and role-model the values of the Graeme Dingle Foundation programmes;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Effective relationship building skills;
  • Resilient and practical, and a "can do" attitude;
  • Must be able to travel around New Zealand.

Of course, you will be a team player with a natural collaborative style, a commitment to achieving results, and a passion for making a difference in young peoples' lives. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone who wants to build a career in programme development. We are looking for a very special person to join the Graeme Dingle Foundation whanau. If it sounds like you please send your CV to by Friday 31 March 2017.

Transforming young lives forever – Oranga taiohi, oranga ake