Jobs at LIFE

LIFE is a faith-based and values-led organisation.


Join the team! Check out the vacancies below.

Requests for further details about our advertised roles or general expressions of interest can be sent to [email protected]

LIFE West Operations Manager

Position Summary:

The LIFE West Campus is looking to employ an Operations Manager. This part-time position is a key component of the West Campus team and the wider LIFE Operations team.

This role manages overall operations and hospitality for the LIFE West Campus and is responsible for the effective and successful management of team, productivity, quality and safety as established and set for the Operations & Hospitality Departments.

The Role:

The focus is to facilitate West Operations and Hospitality for all services and events that take place at LIFE’s West Campus and outwork assigned operational functions in combined LIFE services and events.

The role reports directly to the LIFE West Campus Pastor.

Main areas of responsibility are:

Leadership:

  • Identify, train and develop leaders for all operational and event areas
  • Provide leadership opportunities and development for LIFE Leadership College students in their semester practicum
  • Management of West Hospitality Department

Teams:

  • Empower and support operational leaders to build teams for all operational and event areas
  • In conjunction with team leaders, identify training needs, develop and facilitate training programmes
  • Ensure thorough follow up and onboarding process of potential team members.
  • Provide communication and facility care training to West staff who manage smaller campus events

Logistics:

  • Facilitate West Operations and Events on a Sunday, Heart+Soul leadership meetings and any other key campus events
  • Analyse Sunday and Event process workflow; and work with Department Head to implement changes where necessary
  • Oversee the West Campus facility on Sunday and events, including opening and closing of the campus where required
  • Operational leadership contribution to combined LIFE events.
  • Communication of all operational policies / issues to West Staff

Health and Safety:

  • Ensure Health & Safety regulations are strictly observed, including fire drills and testing
  • Maintain Health & Safety reports including communication of any incidents, accidents and facility maintenance
  • Attend any Health and Safety Meetings
  • Comply with their obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015.
  • Comply with all directions and instructions from the Employer regarding health and safety and shall also take all reasonable steps to ensure that in the performance of their employment they do not undermine their own health and safety or the health and safety of any other person.
  • Ensure they are familiar with the Employer’s health and safety policies, and any modifications to those policies that may be introduced from time to time.

Financial:

  • Work with Department Head to forecast requirements of West operational expenditure to be included in the West Operations Budget
  • Schedule and maintain accurate records of operational expenditure through the LIFE financial system Marlin
  • Identify CAPEX requirements
  • Distribute West sundries and floats

Campus Administration:

  • Operations and Hospitality team rostering
  • Maintaining team and volunteer records on Planning Centre Online (PCO) and LRM

You:

The ideal candidate will be practical, a self-starter, organised with an eye for detail and able to build & lead teams of volunteers.

We are looking for someone with these competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal communications skills
  • Proven management, leadership and organisational skills
  • Microsoft Word & Excel – Intermediate-level
  • Basic financial competency

Location: Westgate and Mt Eden, Auckland.

Work type: This is a 3-day a week role (including 8 hours Sunday, primarily at Westgate; balance over two days mid-week at Head Office in Mt Eden).

What to expect:

After you have applied, you will receive an email acknowledging your application. We will review your application and if you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by the hiring manager and invited for an interview.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Christmas Box Administrator

Position Summary:

The LIFE Community team is looking to fill the role of Christmas Box Administrator to support the Christmas Box Project & Logistics Manager.

The Christmas Box initiative has been running since 2001, and each year partners with around 500 community organisations to pack and deliver more than 35,000 Christmas Boxes to families in need throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.

This is a permanent, full-time position.

The Role:

The Christmas Box Administrator will report to the Christmas Box Project & Logistics Manager, supporting all aspects of the project.
The role includes:

  • External communication with suppliers, Auckland distributors, national coordinators, and responding to general inquiries.
  • Internal liaison with Community, and Finance teams.
  • Purchasing supplies and equipment.
  • Recruiting and scheduling volunteer team and leaders.
  • Database management and reporting.

You:

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, proactive, and flexible, demonstrating:

  • Strong administrative and communication skills.
  • Good personal time-management.
  • Able to multi-task, problem-solve, and to follow through to achieve outcomes.
  • Commitment to excellence.
  • Proficiency in using software, including Excel, project management, and database software.

Location: LIFE Head Office, Mt.Eden, Auckland.

Work type: Full time (Monday to Friday)

What to expect:

After you have applied, you will receive an email acknowledging your application. We will review your application and if you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by the hiring manager and invited for an interview.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Personal Assistant to Communications Director

Position Summary:

We have a vacancy for a Personal Assistant to the Communications Director. The Personal Assistant provides effective and timely support to the Communications Director, and is responsible for organising and coordinating key information and operational administrative work that assists the Communications Director.

The Role:

  • Efficient smooth coordination/monitoring and follow-up of all internal and external communication on behalf of the executive.
  • Develop strategic processes and clear direction that facilitate timely delivery of all Executive requests.
  • Build and sustain essential working relationships with Key Stakeholders (including key staff members and external contacts.)
  • Proactively manage, support and follow our Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • Provide key insight, analysis to the Communications Director as required.

You:

The ideal candidate will have lots of initiative, always looking for ways to establish or improve processes to make room for creativity. Strong organisational and interpersonal skills are essential.

Location: LIFE Central, Mt Eden, Auckland

Work type: Permanent, Part-Time

What to expect:

After you have applied, you will receive an email acknowledging your application. We will review your application and if you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by the hiring manager and invited for an interview.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

LIFE Community Kitchens - Casual Driver

Position Summary:

LIFE Community Kitchens (LCK) provides nutritious meals and a sense of community to individuals and families facing food insecurity. We are seeking a compassionate and reliable individual to join our team as a Casual Driver to transport food an as and when required.

The Role:

The LCK Casual Drivers’ function is to transport prepared meals safely and efficiently from the LIFE Central Kitchen to designated LIFE Community Kitchen locations. Providing logistical support in collecting, loading and delivering food, storage boxes, utensils and other related items as well as assisting with loading and unloading vehicles while maintaining the cleanliness of the vehicle.

Safety is paramount to this role, so the ideal candidate will be familiar and follow all safety protocols and procedures within the kitchen and on the road making sure the vehicle they drive has sufficient fuel and is always ready for use.

The successful candidate will represent LIFE Community and the wider church and interact with people in a friendly and courteous way.

You:

  • Valid New Zealand Driver’s License with a clean driving record.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Punctual and consistent.
  • Reasonable knowledge/ familiarity with GPS devices/ knowledge of area roads and neighbourhoods.
  • Compassion for individuals and families experiencing food insecurity.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to providing excellent service.
  • Basic understanding of food safety protocols is preferred but not essential.

Location: Auckland (Various Locations)

Work type: Casual

What to expect:

After you have applied, you will receive an email acknowledging your application. We will review your application and if you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by the hiring manager and invited for an interview.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

LIFE Venues Technical Liaison

Position Summary:

The Production Team is looking for a LIFE Venues Technical Liaison. LIFE Venues offers a range of modern multi-purpose event locations across Auckland with high-capacity seating, extensive staging, high-spec audio-visual platforms and outside broadcast capabilities. This is an account manager role working across both the LIFE Production and LIFE Venues teams. A key aspect of the role is to manage the relationships between LIFE Venues clients, external contractors and internal stakeholders. Attending meetings with clients, bringing together technical requirements, and supporting events are critical components.

This is a permanent, part-time role (3 days a week) requiring a high degree of autonomy and with the flexibility to respond to event schedules.*

*NB: LIFE is also open to resourcing this space in a different way, including on a permanent, full-time basis for less experienced or less qualified candidates, with the role being one that would assist the Production Manager to outwork technical and relationship requirements across the wider organisation. More junior candidates interested in working in this area should apply and LIFE can explore options through the selection process.

The Role:

Reporting to the Production Manager, the main responsibilities are:

  • Meet clients, assess requirements, assist LIFE Venues team in providing quotes.
  • Work with the Production Manager to assess staffing requirements and roster staff for events as required.
  • Directly support events as an operator or technical director as applicable.
  • In consultation with the Production Manager actively manage relationships with sub-contractors for both equipment and labour
  • In consultation with the Production Manager, own production logistics between Sunday church events and LIFE Venues events.
  • As LIFE Venues workload allows, assist the wider production department.

You:

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, proactive, and flexible, and be a team player with a strong technical, audio-visual background.

We are looking for someone with:

  • 3-5 years’ audio-visual industry experience as an operator, designer, or manager.
  • a tertiary qualification in any Production discipline (preferred).

Competencies:

Professional:

  • Excellent people skills
  • Strong administration skills
  • Good verbal & written communication skills

Character:

  • Reliable
  • Confident
  • Self-motivated
  • Honest
  • Relatable

Location: Permanent, part-time

Work type: LIFE Central and LIFE Head Office, Mt. Eden, Auckland

What to expect:

After you have applied, you will receive an email acknowledging your application. We will review your application and if you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by the hiring manager and invited for an interview.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Dynamics 365 Developer

Position Summary:

The Digital & Technology Team at LIFE is looking for a talented person to be their Dynamics 365 Developer. This is a key, newly created position responsible for designing, customising, and implementing solutions on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform.

The Role:

Reporting directly to the Group Digital & Technology Manager and working closely with our church’s Database and Pastoral Team, the person in this role will analyse the organisation’s requirements and ensure the seamless integration of Dynamics 365 applications with other enterprise systems.

This is a full-time, permanent position based at our Head Office in Mt. Eden, Auckland.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

Customisation and Configuration: Design and implement customisations in Dynamics 365 to meet business requirements. Configure entities, workflows, and business process flows within the Dynamics 365 environment.

Development and Coding: Develop and maintain code for Dynamics 365 applications using relevant programming languages. Collaborate with the broader development team to ensure code consistency and best practices.

Integration: Ensure seamless integration of Dynamics 365 applications with other enterprise systems. Collaborate with integration specialists to design and implement efficient data exchange processes.

Collaboration: Work closely with Database Manager, IT Manager, and end-users to gather requirements and understand business processes. Collaborate with wider LIFE Team to ensure alignment with organisational goals and objectives.

Testing and Quality Assurance: Conduct thorough testing of Dynamics 365 solutions to identify and address any issues or bugs. Implement and follow best practices for quality assurance and testing methodologies.

Documentation: Work with Database Manager to create and maintain documentation for all customisations, configurations, and code changes. Ensure that documentation is comprehensive and accessible to other team members.

Continuous Improvement: Stay on top of the latest Dynamics 365 updates, features, and best practices. Propose and implement improvements to enhance the performance and functionality of Dynamics 365 applications.

You:

The ideal candidate will have excellent problem-solving and communication skills and proven experience as a Dynamics 365 Developer or similar role. They will hold a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field with proficiency in relevant programming languages (e.g., C#, JavaScript).

Location: LIFE Central, Mt Eden, Auckland

Work type: Permanent, fulltime (40 hours, Monday to Friday)

What to expect:

After you have applied, you will receive an email acknowledging your application. We will review your application and if you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by the hiring manager and invited for an interview.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

LIFE Community Kitchens Operations Coordinator

Position Summary:

The LIFE Community team is looking for a LIFE Community Kitchens Operations Coordinator.

This role will be focused on operationally supporting the eleven LIFE Community Kitchen locations across Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland and the assisting leaders of those locations to deliver efficient operations and maintain an atmosphere for our community to experience help and hope.

The Role:

This Operations Coordinator role will play a vital part in ensuring smooth and efficient operations to better outwork the values and mission of LIFE Community.

Through a passion and drive to see people’s lives impacted, the Operations Coordinator will report to and support the LIFE Community Kitchen (LCK) Manager to grow current locations as well as build capability to see expansion into new locations.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Inventory management of all equipment and consumables required for each LCK location.
  • Coordinate with Kitchen Team to meet delivery deadlines of meals to each LCK location.
  • Coordinate driver rosters and provide drivers with training.
  • Driving meals to LCK locations if necessary.
  • Attend a minimum of one Kitchen location each week.
  • Assist Kitchen Team when necessary.
  • Escalate any pastoral care to appropriate upline.

Key Relationships:

  • Community Staff & LIFE Staff
  • LIFE Congregation & Volunteers
  • External community organisations and volunteers

You:

The ideal candidate will be a team player with strong communications skills, experienced in operations and administration ideally with a social service or charitable organisation.

We are looking for someone with these attributes:

  • Good attention to detail.
  • An ability to work to deadlines.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Great relationship-building skills.
  • Logical and calm.
  • Resilient, reliable and flexible.
  • Able to uphold the vision and values of LIFE and LIFE Community.
  • Demonstrates cultural competency.

Location: LIFE Central, Mt Eden, Auckland

Work type: Permanent, Part-time. 32 hours a week, Monday to Thursday.

What to expect:

After you have applied, you will receive an email acknowledging your application. We will review your application and if you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by the hiring manager and invited for an interview.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Digital Marketing Specialist

Position Summary:

The Creative Communications team is looking for a Digital Marketing Specialist.

In this full-time role you will be instrumental in seeing digital communications thrive across all the focus areas of LIFE.

The Role:

Your day-to-day work will include advising, executing and optimising digital campaign strategies, preparation and delivery of digital communications (ads, analytics and web development), and ‘’geeking out’’ on digital performance analytics to find opportunities to optimise.

Reporting to the Marketing Manager and a part of a collaborative in-house team, you will also be liaising with and updating stakeholders on the status of projects as well as providing best practice advice to the wider organisation. You will be responsible for results and ensuring that digital solutions deliver on project goals.

Key areas of responsibility being:

  1. Implementation and optimisation of digital advertising
  • Execution and implementation of paid advertising – primarily Google Ads and Facebook / Meta Ads).
  • Analysing the success of campaigns through reporting using data analysis as supporting evidence.
  1. Digital Reporting and Analytics
  • Providing insight-driven reporting and optimisation recommendations of digital performance by channel and campaign, as necessary.
  • Providing recommendations to internal teams for campaign content strategies based on best practice for channel.
  1. Web Development and Search Engine Optimisation
  • Creating and maintaining websites from wireframe to completion ensuring it is visually appealing, easy to navigate, and functions properly.
  • Working closely with designers, and project managers to enhance the website’s visual appeal and ensure content is accurate and up to date.
  • Using SEO to improve website’s visibility and ranking on search engines to drive traffic and increase brand awareness.
  1. Digital Communication and Administration
  • Creating and sending bulk communications across our digital platforms (including but not limited to emails, SMS, app notifications).
  • Optimising the performance of digital communications.
  • Managing digital subscriptions and software used by internal teams.
  • Staying on the leading edge of industry, technology, design, and digital trends and educating the wider team on changes.

Digital Channels include but are not limited to:

  • Facebook/Meta Ads Manager and Business Suite
  • Google Ads
  • Google Analytics
  • Web Development (Webflow, Squarespace, WordPress) (Some knowledge of HTML and CSS would be beneficial)
  • App Platforms
  • Vimeo
  • YouTube
  • Bulk Email (Mailchimp)
  • Bulk SMS

You:

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, proactive, flexible, be a team player with a collaborative spirit.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has an interest in things of a digital nature and keep on the leading edge of cultural, industry and tech trends in order to create content that people want to engage with.
  • Is a self-confessed geek who loves finding out about the latest digital trends and delves deep into analytics to find nuggets of optimisable gold.
  • Is a “multilingual communicator” who can speak and understand the languages of different departments (and channels!) and are comfortable navigating through ambiguity.
  • Is a fan of numbers, data and the insights that they bring. Because of this, you’re probably obsessed with results and reporting.
  • Enjoys the fast-paced, ever-evolving nature of the digital landscape.
  • Is calm, cool and collected the under pressure of deadlines and challenges.

Location: LIFE Central, Mt Eden, Auckland

Work type: Full Time, permanent

What to expect:

After you have applied, you will receive an email acknowledging your application. We will review your application and if you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by the hiring manager and invited for an interview.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Graphic Designer

Position Summary:

The Creative Communications Team is looking for a Graphic Designer to join their team.

The Role:

This position is primarily responsible to support the needs of the Creative Communications Team in meeting the design needs of LIFE. The scope of work will be across all four focus areas of LIFE.

This role will work closely with the Senior Designer on rolling out briefs for a wide range of campaigns – both in print and digital spaces.

You:

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, proactive, flexible, be a team player with a collaborative spirit and know instinctively what engages people. We are looking for someone who:

  • Is driven by a strong creative/innovation instinct. Creative by nature and always looking for new ways to do familiar things. They will have the ability to produce high quality design in both concept and execution.
  • Is a team player.
  • Has a strong understanding of what makes good design across different media and platforms, including print, digital and social media best practices.
  • Understands the ins and outs of printing procedures, including correct format for files to pre-press.
  • Has an excellent command of English and pride yourself on excellence in writing, even when typing on your phone
  • Tertiary qualification in design and/or communications, or related field

Location: LIFE Central, Mt Eden, Auckland

Work type: Permanent / Full Time

What to expect:

After you have applied, you will receive an email acknowledging your application. We will review your application and if you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by the hiring manager and invited for an interview.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

LIFE Community Kitchens – Kitchen Assistant and Operations Support
Position Summary: 

LIFE Community Kitchens (LCK) operates 11 locations across Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland providing free, hot
and nutritious meals to the community within a friendly, whānau environment.
The LIFE Community Kitchens team is looking for a Kitchen Assistant and Operations Support person who will
be focused on providing support to the LCK Community Chef.

The Role:

Reporting to the Community Chef, this Kitchen Assistant and Operations Support role will oversee food
preparation, storage and organisation and ensure cleanliness of the kitchen & storage area and occasionally
deliver food to LIFE Community Kitchens locations across Auckland.

Key Relationships:
LIFE Community Kitchens Manager, Operations Coordinator, drivers and volunteer teams.

You:

The ideal candidate would have a strong understanding of the kitchen and how it operates, love and be
passionate about bringing excellence to The LIFE Community Kitchens Team and meeting all Health and Safety
requirements. They will be able to operate in a busy and fast-paced environment, be highly motivated, flexible
and able to take the initiative.
A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar position is a requirement.
Training in food safety and food service is preferable along with a current first-aid certificate.
Key Responsibilities:
Day to Day Chef Support, including:
  • Organise cleaning of all the delivery gear used at LCK locations.
  • Assist LCK Chef with food preparation tasks (such as washing, chopping), cook and store food ensuring
    NZ Food Safety Guidelines are adhered to.
  • Manage and organize correct food quantity and gear needed for delivery of food.
  • Maintains storage areas, utilizing proper storage techniques, including enforcing FIFO (First in-First
    out)
  • Manage food deliveries on time to make sure everything is delivered.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment.
  • Help monitor food quality and safety standards.
  • Coordinate volunteers that have been allocated to help in the kitchen.
  • Report to LIFE Community Kitchen Chef for everything to do with menu, orderings and ingredients.
Operations Support, including:
  • Loading of food trolleys into delivery van.
    Together with LCK Operations Coordinator to assist with managing all equipment and
    consumables required for each LCK location.
  • Driving meals to LCK if necessary.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Report to LIFE Central Kitchen Manager about any kitchen technical issues.
  • Adheres to the policy of “clean as you go.” Assists in the periodic cleaning and maintenance
    duties.
  • Ensure the kitchen is well managed by making sure cleaning and organization is kept to
    department standards.
  • Maintain a positive and collaborative attitude, working effectively with LCK Chef, Kitchen
    Manager and Operations Coordinator, Drivers and Volunteer team.

Location: The role is based at our LIFE Central Campus in Mt. Eden, Auckland.

Work type: Permanent, part-time. 28 hours a week, Monday to Thursday

What to expect:

After you have applied, you will receive an email acknowledging your application. We will review your application and if you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by the hiring manager and invited for an interview.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Assistant Facilities Manager
Position Summary:

LIFE has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Facilities Manager to join our Facilities team. As the Assistant Facilities Manager you will be responsible for assisting the Facilities Manager as well as day-to-day LIFE facility management (mainly across several large church campuses in Auckland) and LIFE Community maintenance (comprising residential care homes and private training establishments).

This is a permanent, full-time position with a Monday – Friday work pattern reporting to the Facilities Manager.

The Role:
  • The Assistant Facilities Manager will be responsible for:
    Creating the daily and weekly team schedules for the Facilities team
  • Managing relationships with key external contractors to LIFE
  • Managing the Facilities budget
  • Scheduling maintenance and conducting proactive maintenance
  • Holding weekly team meetings
  • Performance reviews for direct reports
  • Developing the team to be competent in all aspects of facility maintenance
  • Directly overseeing a team of two Facilities Technicians and key volunteers.

You:
The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and proactive, with a strong work ethic and commitment to
excellence. They will be a self-starter able to operate independently. We are looking for someone who
has:
  • Strong building maintenance experience
  • An Elevated Work Platform license.
  • A Forklift license.
  • Height and harness training.
  • A friendly, approachable and a professional manner
  • A punctual, organised and practical approach.
  • The opportunity may suit someone with a trade qualification and background, looking to operate in a
    role that combines technical expertise with management abilities.

Location: LIFE Central Campus/Head Office, Mt Eden, Auckland.

Work type: Permanent, Full-time (40 hours a week, Monday to Friday)

What to expect:

After you have applied, you will receive an email acknowledging your application. We will review your application and if you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by the hiring manager and invited for an interview.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].



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