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Business Development Lead

Full Time | Marketing, Media, Creative & Comms | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery is Aotearoa New Zealand's leading museum of contemporary art. The latest addition to the Govett-Brewster, the Len Lye Centre, opened in 2015, is the county's first institution dedicated to a single artist, the pioneering filmmaker and kinetic sculptor, Len Lye. We offer an integrated experience for audiences and peers through exhibition, education, mediation, outreach, and publishing, amongst other activities, focusing New Plymouth, Aotearoa New Zealand, and the Pacific. Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre is currently looking for a Deputy Director (Business Development Lead), who is excited to support the Co-Directors/Chief Curators in the leadership of the gallery and play a key role in it's future success. Reporting to the Co-Directors, the purpose of this role is to develop the organisation's grants funding and related reports, lead the retail and customer services team, oversee our administrators, and play a strong role in the development of philanthropy, partnerships, and sponsorship with our key stakeholders. Your leadership style will help create a happy and healthy work environment. The Deputy Director will have strong business acumen, be capable of leading a team, thrive in a dynamic and highly collaborative environment, and be committed to NPDC's values, biculturalism, and multiculturalism. To be successful in this role, you will have extensive experience in the development of cultural organisations, have successfully led a team, and a possess relevant tertiary qualification. Most importantly, you will be a team player with outstanding organisational skills and a strong business acumen that inspires people to achieve their best. You will also be passionate about contemporary art and be able to incite that same appreciation in others. At New Plymouth District Council we aim to create and sustain a truly rewarding workplace environment for our staff. You can expect to start in this permanent full-time role with us between $86,604 - $93,339. We have also put together an integrated Total Rewards Framework that spans Wellbeing, Development, Benefits, Culture and Recognition. The Total Rewards Framework provides a diverse range of opportunities and benefits for our staff. If you think you've got the skills to support our team, apply today! Applications close Friday, 14 February 2020.


Full Time | Agriculture, Farming, Forestry & Fishing | South Taranaki District

We are seeking applicants to fill a permanent poultry farm position based in the Opunake area, starting early January. Full-time with general hours being 7.30 am - 4.00 pm, and candidates must be prepared to work on a rotating roster, this includes weekends. Hourly rates exceed $20.00 per hour, plus the opportunity of overtime Applicants must: Produce valid forms of ID - Drivers License, Birth Cert or Passport Be physically fit and able to lift between 10 - 20kg Have their own reliable transport Provide two contactable referees Be punctual and achieve a high attendance level Be hard-working, reliable and work well within a team These roles will involve a pre-employment health assessment that includes a drug test. Before applying please ensure you have legal rights to live and work in NZ If these roles sound like you then please apply with your CV to Janette Thompson Adecco Personnel Ltd 27 Devon Street West, New Plymouth. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.


Contract | Trades & Services | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

Are you a Registered Certified Plumber or have experience with Water Reticulation? Do you just have great hands on experience and are willing to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in. Then we are looking for you! The successful applicant will: Have a positive can-do attitude in the most challenging situations Be honest, hardworking, reliable and transparent Work well in a team Be willing to work on all types of drainage Have reliable transport Due to industry growth and a lack of skilled tradesmen, our Client is looking for someone with relevant and practical knowledge, industrial experience. In return you will be rewarded with an excellent remuneration package and the opportunity to work alongside a well-established fantastic team. If you tick all these boxes, then don't delay and register with us today. Please apply online or contact Gina at the Adecco office on 06 7594343 Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Concrete Worker

Full Time | Trades & Services | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

We are looking for a Concrete Worker to join our New Plymouth crew. Our team is based in New Plymouth, working on a variety of construction contracts. You will be part of a motivated concrete crew with duties including excavation, installing formwork and steel reinforcing, placing and finishing concrete, other general tasks; as well as operating plant and machinery as required. This is a great role for some who is experienced or you’re just starting out and looking to get your feet into the industry. What's on offer? - Full Time hours - Training and development opportunities - Uniform and safety gear provided - Guaranteed hours – minimum 40 per week - As you’ll be working on some pretty heavy machinery you’ll ideally bring with you a Class 2 Licence with WTR (but if not Class 1 is fine and we’ll help to train you up). You’ll also be a team player and have either experience or a keen interest in construction and concreting. You’ll couple this with - A great work ethic – you’ll be part of a busy crew and team and some long hours are required (but you’ll be rewarded accordingly) - Strong focus on Safety and Quality - Problem solving skills to solve daily challenges - Flexibility – some out of town travel will be required on occasion - The right attitude - this is a great opportunity to be trained as a Concrete Worker - a highly sought after skill in New Zealand! If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for, register your interest by applying online at quoting reference number 564520. The successful applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment medical and drug test. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Youth Worker

Full Time | Other | South Taranaki District

START Taranaki is a youth justice programme based in Kaponga, South Taranaki. We work with young men between the ages of 15 - 17 who are at the higher end of the youth justice system. START Taranaki is an exciting place to work, with a strong organisational culture and a legacy of success. See for more information. START runs programmes for Oranga Tamariki throughout the year. As a youth worker you will be frontline with the young men referred to our progamme. As such you will be required to: - Partake in two shifts that are four nights and five days in length during each ‘isolation phase’. (At times you will be out of cell phone reception) - Be able to partake in tramping, biking, canoeing, bush-craft, beach activities and noho marae - Work on a shift pattern during the residential phase, including some weekends - Travel out of town for Transition for up to two nights. START Taranaki also runs an early intervention programme at the start of each year. This consists of an Isolation camp for two weeks and one residential week. Mentoring and whanau support then continues for a period of 52 weeks. As a START Taranaki youth worker you will be involved in a number of shifts over the initial three week period. START Taranaki is a drug free workplace. If shortlisted you will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test. Other requirements are a Police Vetting and Oranga Tamariki check. Key Attributes: - Understanding-of and ability to relate-to young people - Ability to work with disadvantaged young people and their whanau - Some knowledge of the youth justice sector - Physical fitness - A positive can-do attitude - Some experience of working in an outdoor setting - Knowledge of Te Ao Maori - Full driver’s license However, the key attribute we seek is drive to make a difference for vulnerable young men in New Zealand. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Catering Assistant - Sacred Heart School

Part Time | Hospitality & Tourism | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

What do we do at Compass Group? Well, in short, we’re the world’s leading Foodservice Company, providing food and support services across all sectors. This includes everything from school dinners to army meals, and coffee bars to corporate hospitality. Worldwide, we have 400,000 people working for us in 45 countries. In NZ our 4000+ great people operate out of circa 300 sites around the country, with further business growth opportunities on the horizon. So, that’s a little bit about what we do. The question now is ‘What will you be doing with us?’ We are looking for an enthusiastic part time Catering Assistant to work at our Education Site in New Plymouth. The role would be 26 hours per week across Monday to Friday, during Education terms only. In this position you will be responsible for assisting the Chef with basic food preparation, serving of meals and baking. In addition, you will be providing superb customer service to all residents and assisting in general kitchen and cleaning duties. If you’re our perfect candidate you will be hard working, with a friendly outgoing personality and a ‘can do’ attitude. Ideally you will already have experience working in a commercial kitchen and hold a food safety certificate (Unit Standard 167). You will have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, as well as be able to relate to teenagers. Baking experience would be an advantage but, most importantly, you will demonstrate a passion for great food, customer service and quality. Joining Compass is about more than getting onboard with the no. 1 team. It’s about giving yourself the very best shot at a fulfilling career. We’re people powered. So we make it our mission to recruit talented people and then help them to thrive, rewarding excellence every step of the way . If this sounds like you – Click ‘Apply’ Now Applications close on 21st February 2020 unless filled earlier Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Building surveyor (pre-purchase house inspections)

Full Time | Construction & Roading | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

We are currently looking for a building surveyor to add to our expanding survey division within the residential sector. TelferYoung (Taranaki) Limited is a multi-disciplined valuation, building survey and property advisory practice of 7 valuers, a building surveyor and 4 support staff, based in New Plymouth and specialising throughout the Taranaki region. As part of the larger TelferYoung group we have the support of 19 other offices throughout New Zealand, with the ability to pool resources, have strong networks and the use of modern technology. Our office works as a team to offer the best service possible to our clients while still having fun. Please visit for further information on our company. Taranaki offers a great work/life balance and is an amazing place to live. From the varied outdoor offerings set against the region’s spectacular mountain, bush or coastal backdrops to the thriving art, culture and music scene and cool café culture in our urban centres, there’s something for everyone. Visit for more info on our wonderful region. Our building surveyors are BOINZ Accredited (members of the Building Officials Institute of New Zealand). The successful applicant will not necessarily need to be a member of the Institute but will be required to have a relevant building background. Primarily, the work focuses around pre-purchase house inspections, providing professionally prepared reports for clients. Other services include asbestos and methamphetamine testing, and insulation reports. As part of the roll as a building surveyor you will be expected to work towards accreditation. The appropriate support, training and education will be provided. A competitive salary package, based on experience, with bonus on performance will be offered. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Mike Drew on 027 444 8887 or Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Truss Cutter Fabricator

Contract | Manufacturing | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

Our Client is a leading supplier to the building trade and prides themselves on outstanding customer service. The company is all about building and supplying just about everything a builder needs - from frame and trusses and power tools to the kitchen sink. We are seeking applications from highly motivated persons for an immediate start position to assist in the manufacturing department cutting truss and frames. To be successful for this role you will ideally have had experience in the following:  Operate power saws to cut timber accurately to cutting lists.  Build frames manually or mechanically to specifications.  Operate a nailing machine  Monitor and ensure performance targets are met.  Maintain an effective and tidy working area.  Provide assistance to other work areas as required.  Ensure the material used meets quality and industry standards. The successful applicants will need to undergo a pre-employment drug screen If you have a hands-on approach, are highly motivated, and a conscientious team player who takes pride in exceeding customer expectations. Then we want to hear from you! Apply in full confidence with a covering letter and CV to Janette Thompson, 27 Devon Street West, New Plymouth. Before you apply please ensure you have the legal rights to live and work in New Zealand Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Labourer Semi Skilled

Contract | Manufacturing | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

If you have experience in building, construction, roading, timber work or trades assistant work, then we want to hear from you…. Some of these roles are on-call casual and for these, the hours will vary between 9 to 12 hour days, with both day and night shifts available. You must be able to work more than 20 hours per week if required To be successful you must: Provide two contactable work references Have reliable transport and be able to get yourself to and from work Be able to work on your own and within a team environment Be motivated and have a positive attitude Be physically fit Before applying please ensure you have the legal rights to work in New Zealand. If you have the skills and experience required, please apply via the link or in person with a copy of your CV to Janette Thompson at Adecco Personnel, 27 Devon Street West, New Plymouth Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Registered Nurse

Full Time | Healthcare & Medical / community services | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

Sunhaven aims to provide optimum care and ensure our residents may live in an atmosphere of respect and friendliness and have their physical and psychological needs met. Our friendly team are looking for a Registered Nurses to join their team and provide a high standard of care to people who have advanced dementia. You must be reliable and have a real passion to work with people with advanced dementia. Applicants must have the following: • Eligibility to work in NZ • Current Practising Certificate • First Aid Certificate • have a fun loving personality • Fluency in written and spoken English is a must. • Flexibility to work all shifts. • Experience in assessing, planning and implementation of nursing care. • Be able to communicate and liaise with the key staff and other professionals. We have both full time and part time opportunities available and are looking for applicants who can start immediately. Remuneration will be based on experience. plus other benefits. If this is you and you want to work in a challenging environment in aged care then please send your c.v. to Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Part Time Cleaning Position

Part Time | Other | South Taranaki District

Corporate Cleaning Solutions is proud to be a locally owned and operated cleaning company. We take pride in our team and the cleaning services we provide in Taranaki. We have a position available for a Part Time cleaner for commercial and office cleaning in the South Taranaki area No previous experience required as we offer full personalised training to help you get started and a great work environment with ongoing support. We are looking for a person with the following attributes who: - Is reliable and hardworking with a keen eye for detail - Has excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills - Can take pride in maintaining a clean and healthy environment - Is trustworthy and well-presented - Is able to work both independently and in a team - Has reliable transport to get to and from work - Is able to pass a drug and alcohol test, and police check. If this sounds like you, please don’t hesitate, immediate starts are available for the right cleaner!! Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Psychologist Neuropsychologist

Full Time | Healthcare & Medical / community services | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

Talkingpoint is the largest private Clinical Psychology Practice in Taranaki. We have a team of 11 Clinical Psychologists over two locations (New Plymouth and Wellington). Our team is highly sought after as a provider of ACC psychological services, pain psychological services, sexual abuse counselling and neuropsychological assessment. We also see a significant number of private clients, presenting with typical difficulties such as depression and anxiety, relationship difficulties, work stress etc. Our clients range in ages from late teens through to elderly. Working with us is a very unique experience. We have fantastic administration support to ensure you do clinical work, not administration. Our psychologists have a healthy CPD allowance, and Talkingpoint pays for registration, insurance, membership and supervision costs. We have beautiful offices and a very relaxed working environment. And, we pay industry leading salary rates in line with your experience. We can offer flexible working hours and generous annual leave. Most importantly, working with us means a healthy ratio of clinical and non clinical contact time. Talkingpoint is seeking registered clinical psychologists/neuropsychologists (NZ registration) to join our growing practices in Wellington and New Plymouth. We are happy to take applications from recently graduated psychologists. In your work history you will have experience with adults and or young people, and ideally have a CPD history showing training in various areas such as neuropsychology, pain, trauma work, mental health etc. Key attributes we are looking for include People who want to work but also have a balance in their lives Confidence and good communication skills, both oral and written An interest in clinical research A high standard of clinical work, professional boundaries and understanding of ethical practice A proven openness to feedback and supervision Competency in using PC Software products and new technologies Excellent time management skills Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

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