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
• Salary $50K plus incentive bonus

The Neighbourhood Trust (NHT) is the community arm of St Albans Baptist Church in Christchurch. Supported by the Church and by a variety of philanthropic organisations the Trust delivers services to families and whānau in the Mairehau and St Albans communities. NHT run a number of successful projects and initiatives, including The Mairehau Project, Golden Connections for senior members of our community, OSCAR, ESOL and a very busy Foodbank / distribution service.

The Manager will oversee the day to day management of the Trust, it’s assets and the team with a strong understanding of a culture and values that are built on a biblical understanding, therefore being a part of the church will provide insight and an ability to model the values and lead the team to do the same.

As well as the day to day operations of the Trust the key focus of this role is to provide strong and effective organisation and community leadership. To do this you will grow and develop the Trust in a managed and sustainable way where you will model culturally appropriate practice and lead the NHT team on the journey of cultural development. You will show encouragement and empower staff and ensure that those that work for the Trust are cared for and valued members of the team. Working with the Board you will set the vision for 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 and possess proven leadership and excellence in relationship management at varying levels and with all types of people. You will actively support the Christian ethos of the Trust as the community arm of St Albans Baptist Church.

This is a great opportunity for a passionate individual who is looking to ‘give back’ and to lead a small dedicated team working for the community and helping others.

Apply for the position here.

Volunteer Positions

Golden Meal Cook

We are in need of a talented cook to make a lunchtime meal for approximately 50 of our Golden members once every six weeks. This will take place on a Monday at the church café.

Please contact Roana at if you are interested.

Neighbourhood News Distribution Coordinator

Our community newsletter, Neighbourhood News, is delivered to 3000 households in Mairehau and St Albans, four times per year.

We need someone to coordinate the delivery process, including creating maps, communicating with delivery people and dividing newsletters into delivery bags.

Please email Jess at if you are interested.