Neighbourhood Trust team

Join our team! Be a part of creating a supportive, loving community and establishing faith, hope and love in the lives of Mairehau and St Albans residents.

Paid Positions

Trust Manager

  • Commitment to Christian kaupapa
  • Permanent role 32 per hours per week

The Neighbourhood Trust (NHT) is the community arm of St Albans Baptist Church (SABC) in Christchurch, and as such the Trust Manager has an important role in church leadership and collaboration. You would be expected to participate in and commit to the vision of both the Trust and the Church as we work together to serve our community.

NHT is a charitable trust delivering a wide variety of services to whānau in the Mairehau/St Albans communities. The team of 11 NHT employees, including the Trust Manager, serve in local schools, early learning centres and whānau organisations, as well as providing community support such as foot clinics and social activities for seniors. Kai distribution, ESOL, OSCAR, Children’s Counselling, Golden Connection (services for our senior whanau), annual events and the Mairehau Project are all part of the NHT regular community programme of services.

The purpose of the Trust Manager position is to lead the day-to-day operations of NHT and to provide strong and effective organisational and community leadership. To do this you will grow and develop the Trust in a managed and sustainable way and encourage and empower your team to deliver culturally appropriate programmes. Working with the Board you will set the vision for the Trust and ensure the vision is maintained and responsive to community needs and within the Christian character of the Trust.

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate an understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, have proven experience in management in a not-for-profit organisation, have strong financial and budget management skills, possess proven leadership and excellence in relationship management at varying levels and with all types of people and be willing to commit to regular and frequent attendance at SABC to develop ongoing relationships with members and attendees of the church.

This is a great opportunity for a community minded individual to lead a dedicated team working with diverse and multi-generational community groups.

Apply for the position here.

Volunteer Positions

NHT Mairehau Primary coffee making volunteer

Mairehau Primary Morning Tea Helper

Neighbourhood Trust Community Development Workers, Dawn and Don, chat with parents of Mairehau Primary School students and offer them a hot beverage at school drop off time.

We need volunteers to go on a roster to make coffees (using a Nespresso machine) at Mairehau Primary School on Fridays 8:15am – 9:15am.

Please contact Dawn at if you are interested.

NHT Neighbourhood News delivery volunteer

Neighbourhood News Delivery Volunteers

Our community newsletter, Neighbourhood News, is delivered to 6,000 households in Mairehau and St Albans, four times per year.

Do you love walking? We need people to help deliver this newsletter to letterboxes in the area. 

Please email Liam at if you are interested.

NHT Golden Connection foot clinic volunteer

Golden Foot Spa Assistants

Every three weeks on a Monday, the Golden Connection programme runs a Foot Clinic for members at St Albans Baptist Church.

We require some assistance with cleaning foot spas, drying clients’ feet, and making people feel welcome.

Please contact Dawn at if you are interested.

Golden Meal Attendees

Golden Meal Assistants

Approximately once every couple of months the Golden Connection programme hosts a hot lunch for members at the St Albans Baptist Church cafe.

We need volunteers to help with:

  • Serving meals
  • Being kitchen hands
  • Doing dishes

Please contact Dawn at if you are interested.

Golden Connections river trip

Golden Outing Assistants

Every month the Golden Connection members venture out to explore places around Christchurch.

We are in need of people to help our over 60’s members by:

  • Supervising
  • Assisting those with walkers
  • Building friendships and connections

Please contact Dawn at if you are interested.

St Albans Community Day

St Albans Community Day

Neighbourhood Trust is working with Community Focus Trust to put on this fun community event for the whole family at St Albans Park on Saturday 15th February 2021, 10:30am until 2:30pm.

We are in need of volunteers to help with St Albans Community Day, including:

  • Welcoming people
  • Handing out sausages from the BBQ
  • Helping the performers on and off the stage
  • Setting up (8.30am)
  • Packing down (2.30pm)

Please contact Sarah at if you are interested.