Community Place Host

Date: 26-Nov-2021

Location: South Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

•    Support the operational management and performance of a community place
•    A great opportunity to make a real difference to the community
•    Work in an inclusive environment with a focus on sharing and collaboration


He angitūtanga: The opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity to work within the Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board area as a Place Host. This is a 40-hour permanent full-time position, based at Whare Koa Mangere Community House (Whare Koa).


Whare Koa is a thriving community place that has been serving the Mangere-Otahuhu community for 48 years. The re-opening after refurbishment in 2020 has given the Whare a new vibrant look.


Whare Koa is home to exciting community programmes and events that engages diverse groups. You will be part of a team that are passionate about creating a warm and inviting environment.


Day to day, your responsibilities will be to:

•    Provide exceptional customer service and ensure venues are safe, functional and welcoming places
•    Raise the profile and reputation of Whare Koa Mangere Community House
•    Welcome every visitor and provide information and assistance to ensure the visitor experience is rewarding and enjoyable, enhancing their knowledge and understanding of the Auckland Council services.
•    Support the operational management and performance of community facilities.


He kōrero mōu: About you

•    You are committed to service excellence, have a flexible approach and friendly manner
•    Receptive to working in an agile and collaborative team environment
•    Have a passion for communities and empathy for people from diverse social and cultural backgrounds including the vulnerable
•    Confident using technology (including social media, communications and desktop publishing skills) and able to support and help our customers 
•    You have confidence expressing your ideas and show flair and creativity in your work
•    Ability to demonstrate an understanding of Te Ao Māori values and principles
•    Have basic knowledge of facility function and service.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

Auckland Council is one of the largest local authorities in the South Pacific providing essential services and facilities to more than 1.5 million people. We are committed to environmental action and green growth to achieve our vision of becoming the world’s most liveable city.


We offer you a career-enhancing opportunity, and an opportunity to be part of Auckland’s meaningful history. In return for your hard work, you can expect a flexible and supportive work environment.


Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini My success is not mine alone, but the success of many.


You will be offered a challenge, huge variety and a real opportunity to make a difference to the community. You’ll also have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits, including discounted Leisure Centre membership and a range of other partnership discounts!


This is a 40 hour full-time position and requires flexibility, which includes some weeknights and weekends.


Tono inaianei: Apply Now!

Please find the full position description here.

Applications close – Tuesday 7th December at 11.59PM


Auckland Council is committed to the protection and wellbeing of children.  This role is classified as a Children's Worker role under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014. As such applicants will be required to undergo police vetting prior to commencing employment. Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory police check.

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.