Manager/Coordinator @ Dunedin Curtain Bank

Dunedin Curtain Bank are on the hunt for a superstar Manager/Coordinator for our rapidly developing charity.

The Dunedin Curtain Bank is a not for profit charity who collect curtains, relines them and distributes to those in need.

The successful applicant will be confident in immersing themselves in the community and developing the service further. The role includes marketing, liaising with referrers and the public and sourcing funding and fundraising opportunities. Alongside this is the general day to day running of the service and coordination of staff and volunteers.

This role is for 30 hours a week with an opportunity for flexibility across the week. You will be supported by an enthusiastic Board of Trustees and other community services committed to warming up our local community.

How to Apply

For more information and a copy of the job description contact Board Chair Micaela Kena on

Applications close 10th January 2017

Cosy Homes Annual Report 2016

Cosy Homes Trust has published their annual report – a useful summary of what they’ve been up to as well as their finances. You can read it below.


English Language Partners: Coordinator position Dunedin Part-time

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Applications close 5pm on Friday 1 April 2016.
Our Dunedin centre is looking for a Coordinator. This is a fixed-term part-time position for 25 hours a week based in the Dunedin centre office (until 16 December 2016).
English Language Partners New Zealand teaches English to adult refugees and migrants. Our community based programmes involve both paid staff and volunteers. The coordinator will support and maintain the ongoing operation of the Dunedin centre.
This role includes a balance of coordination, administration and networking tasks, from supporting volunteers, managing staff and programmes, coordinating classes and communicating with learners and teachers to ensure the efficient running of the local service. Networking with ethnic communities and other community stakeholders will also form part of the role.
The position requires excellent communication, interpersonal and intercultural awareness skills, along with highly competent computer literacy. Excellent organisational ability is essential. A qualification in TESOL, preferably with adults, is essential. The job will suit a person who is self-motivated, can work to deadlines and is able to accommodate occasional evening and weekend work.
We would love to hear from you if you are:
• Skilled and experienced in coordination/administration
• Able to relate to people from different cultures and have strong communication skills
• Confident in building networks and maintaining relationships
• Organised, and have attention to detail
• Honest and reliable, and have integrity
• Able to work independently and as part of a team
• Able to adapt easily to your working environment
And have:
• ESOL teaching qualification and experience (ideally with adults)
• Excellent IT skills (fast and accurate)
To obtain the job description and further information go to
Please email your CV with a covering letter and the completed Application Form that describes how you meet the job requirements to:, with Dunedin Coordinator in the subject line.
Applications without a covering letter and completed Application Form will not be considered.
Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Office spaces to rent


Diabetes Otago are looking for like-minded tenants to work alongside them:

Prime Location – Close to Hospital

• Two to three individual office spaces available for lease.

• Offering approx 15.5m2, 20.9m2 & 18.4m2

• Can be leased together or separately

• Shared use of amenities

• $200 per m2 + GST (includes rates, insurance & power)

All enquiries to Diabetes NZ Otago Branch

Phone 474 0240 – Office Hours 10am – 2pm Monday to Friday


Cosy Homes: Update and Request for Proposals


Our vision: Every Home in Dunedin is Warm and Cosy by 2025

It has now been over a year since the successful Cosy Homes Symposium.  This is a brief update to let you know where we are up to.  The steering group formed at the symposium has met on numerous occasions and achieved a number of tasks outlined below.

Operational Models

We have had Skype interviews with both: Phil Squires, CEO of the Sustainability Trust, Wellington; and Chris Farrelly, Chair of Healthy Homes Tai Tokerau, CEO of Manaia Health PHO, Northland.  Both of these organisations are working towards similar goals but using two very different models.  They have given the steering group significant insight and the discussion on possible models continues.

As a result of the Skype interview and with the financial support of EECA, both Chris Farrelly and Robert Linterman EECA came to Dunedin in March 2014, to further the conversation and promote the concept to some key organisations.  This resulted in the formation of the Governance Group.

Governance Group

A Governance Group has been formed with members from; Dunedin City Council, Otago Regional Council, Southern District Health Board, Presbyterian Support Otago, Blueskin Resilience Community Trust, Council of Social Services Otago, ACC, Otago Property Investors Ass., Ministry of Social Development, Housing NZ, University of Otago, Anglican Family Care and Energy Matters.  There has been robust discussion as to the final structure of this group with a possible model of a smaller governance group and a larger reference/advisory/implementation group.  The establishment of a Trust, which will act as the conduit for funding, has been considered and a draft deed is currently being worked on.

Future Work

Considerable work has gone into developing the bones of documents for the trust.  The governance group has acquired funding from the DCC, ORC and EECA to seek Request for Proposals (below) to complete the following work.


  • Marketing plan with key actions, target dates and responsible parties
  • Work Plan with key actions, target dates and responsible parties.
  • Funding plan with key actions, target dates and responsible parties.  This plan will also detail the Trust’s handling of money and audit processes, and will be informed by potential funders, sponsors and central and local government budget processes.
  • Development of a draft job description for a Cosy Homes coordinator / CEO
  • Complete final draft of strategic documents

Please ensure that this information is passed onto those who may have an interest in the work.

Home insulation

With the support of EECA, Otago Community Trust and the DCC there was in excess of 500 houses insulated last year at no cost to the owner or landlord.  Alongside this there was the DCC rates scheme and the usual EECA subsidised work.  This financial year we aim to insulate 1200 house for those who have a community services card and are high users of the health system.

Cosy Homes is a real team effort; the basis of this is the work that came out of the Cosy Home Symposium which captured the thinking of so many of you.  We will keep you informed as we progress.