Employment Consultant - Christchurch


Are you ready for a new and exciting career?

Do you believe that everyone who wants a job should have one?

This job is like no other – if you thrive on challenges, have empathy for people and passionate about making a difference, then we would love to talk to you.

About the role - Mō te tūnga

This is a job like no other!  Working as part of the Christchurch regional team based in our Riccarton office, working with a variety of jobseekers to gain sustainable employment.  We are committed to mana motuhake (self-determination), whilst respecting the role of the whanau in many cultures and communities. 

No two days are the same with Employment Consultant’s delivering end-to-end employment services, from sourcing jobseekers, pre-employment preparation and finding solutions for barriers, through to job applications, brokering job placements and in-work support.

About us - Mō mātou

Workbridge has been the largest New Zealand-owned employment agency for disabled people and people with an injury or illness for over 90 years.  We have 110 employees, operating in 22 centres throughout New Zealand.

We’re invested in success, we’re encouraging, optimistic and put people first.  We work with our jobseekers to maximise their strengths and with employers to maximise their opportunities. 

About you - Mōu

You should have stacks of motivation, be self-driven and comfortable working autonomously whilst still being part of a team.  We work in an outcome-based environment, so you will need a track record of delivering on targets, both individually and within a team.

You will be able to engage, coach and motivate jobseekers to identify their strengths and employment opportunities; and have a real passion for actively engaging with local employers by cold-calling to generate employment opportunities.

Ideally you will have experience working in mana-enhancing ways with diverse groups of people.  Knowledge and understanding of the disability and health sector is desirable, however we know that some of our most successful Employment Consultants have come from career backgrounds that include sales, government, training, business development and industry. 

What's in it for you - Nōu te rourou

You will be rewarded with a starting base salary between $58 - $64k, plus the ability to earn a further $6-$10K with achievable on target earnings.  There’s also the added benefits of additional leave and we’ll even give you your birthday off! Find out about our other employee benefits.

We generally work regular business hours; offer a learning and development environment; and there are some corporate deals and health insurance benefits in the mix.

Workbridge is committed to promoting and maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture of respect and equal opportunity.  We recognise the importance of accessibility to sustain this culture and strive to accommodate the access needs of current and future employees.  Our decisions are firmly based on each person’s qualifications/experience and organisation fit.

How to apply - Me pēhea te tuku tono

So, if you have what it takes and want to step into a role where you can truly make a difference then click ‘Apply’. We will be considering applications as they come in, so make sure you attach your cover letter outlining what you will bring to the role along with your targeted CV.

For a confidential discussion about the role feel free to call Warwick Bean on 027-288-7216.

Workbridge is committed to protecting the health and safety of all our staff and customers, therefore any successful candidate will be required to produce evidence that they are fully vaccinated against Covid 19 prior to starting employment with us.

Please note you must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand.

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Job no: IGAO20191

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Tuesday, 4 October 2022