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Are you wanting to make a difference to your communities in Te Pēwhairangi/BOI or Kaikohe-Hokianga?!

Updated: Mar 15

We're seeking one or two paid Local Coordinators within Far North District Council. The primary focus of the role is enabling members to engage with Timebank and access the help they need to give and receive.

Part of this involves creating opportunities for members to get to meet and know each other and connect. The pandemic has left our many of our lives much more insular at a time when the Climate Crisis means we really need stronger resilient communities, who through supporting each other day to day are more ready to do so in an emergency.

Our Local Coordinator rohe are based on the FNDC Community Board Wards, however the Te Pēwhairangi (Bay of Islands) role is just for the Paihia, Russell-Ōpua, and Kawakawa-Moerewa wards of the Te Pēwhairangi/Bay of Islands-Whangaroa Ward (shaded red), as the northern part is covered by our Whangaroa-Kerikeri Local Coordinator. The Kaikohe-Hokianga rohe is shaded blue. We do require our Local Coordinators to live in the area that they serve.

All our coordination team are self employed contractors for Te Pokapū Tiaki Taiao O Te Tai Tokerau Trust (more commonly known as Tiaki Taiao), paid on invoice at $30 per hour. The hours available are 12-15 in total between the two posts, with at least 5hrs per post.

We're looking for people who are:

  • A keen Timebank participant (or keen to become one!)

  • Passionate about building community

  • Good at seeing links and building connections

  • Great networking skills

  • Great communicator – written and spoken

  • Ability to relate to people of all ages, backgrounds and ethnicities

  • Excellent organisation skills

  • Good computer skills

  • Meticulous record keeper

  • Flexible and creative

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

We use a number of online tools in order to work as a geographically scattered team, so having regular reliable internet access is essential.

If you think this sounds like you contact us for a full job description. To apply send a cv and covering letter to us at We hope to hold interviews in person in Kaitāia, but can do Zoom if necessary. We will deal with applications as they come in as both posts need filling asap, so the sooner we hear from you the better!

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