Chief Executive – Parent to Parent NZ Inc 

Parent to Parent is a family leadership disability organisation providing services and support for whānau supporting disabled whānau members. We help families to hold a holistic and aspirational vision for all members of their whānau, supporting them with connection, information and training. We believe that all families should have choice and control over their lives. We have around 30 staff serving families from Southland to the Far North of New Zealand, with a national office in Hamilton. Many of our staff and all our board members have lived experience as whānau of a disabled whānau member. We believe passionately in the right of all disabled people and their families to live a good life, aligned with the Enabling Good Lives Vision and Principles, the New Zealand Disability Strategy, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with a Disability. We actively work to address equity issues for all disabled people and whānau and to address our obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

About the Role 

  • Provide strategic leadership and direction to all staff and volunteers.
  • Ensure that Parent to Parent achieves its strategic goals and objectives within financial budgets and in a timely and compliant manner.
  • Seek out opportunities in the changing disability landscape to lead the development and implementation of initiatives, in alignment with the principles and values of the Enabling Good Lives approach, which support families and whānau of disabled people.
  • Manage an operational team both at national office and regional community-based level which allows Parent to Parent to achieve its objectives, meet contractual obligations, and provide innovative services and support that makes a difference.
  • National office based in Hamilton with 14 regionally based coordinators. There is some flexibility around time spent at national office. 

About you 

  • A successful track record of leadership in the disability/not for profit sector
  • High energy, a can do attitude with the ability to lead a team in a way in which the team want to follow.
  • Demonstrated financial and operational management expertise. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Enabling Good Lives principles and approach.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage and motivate a team, including volunteers, using a strength-based approach. 
  • Experience in negotiating, consulting and collaboration, with established networks within the disability sector.
  • Lived experience as a parent or whānau of a disabled whānau member is highly desirable.  
  • Ability to undertake frequent national travel. 

Apply Now

If you would like to be considered for the role please contact izelb@parent2parent.org.nz for full Job Description. Contact Parent to Parent Board Chairperson Andrea Lee 0210446299 for more information.

Applications close at 4pm Friday 23rd of July 2021.


Regional Coordinator – Greater Canterbury 

•        Inform, educate, inspire and support families 

•        Interesting, challenging and highly rewarding work 

•        20 hours per week – permanent part time 

•        Work from home 

Do you want to make a difference? Looking for rewarding work? Have experience in the health and disability sector? 

Parent to Parent NZ Incorporated is a registered charity with a long standing reputation of providing support and information services to families caring for children with disabilities, neurodiverse children or children with health impairments. Established in 1983, Parent to Parent currently operates nation-wide with 14 regional branches throughout NZ. Our services include Altogether Autism and Care Matters. 

The purpose of this Regional Coordinator role is to provide information to families, to organise and host support groups, courses, family events and sibling activities, and to liaise with organisations across the disability sector to provide support and information to requesting families in the Parent to Parent Greater Canterbury area.   

We are looking for an enthusiastic coordinator with exceptional people skills; someone who can manage multiple priorities, who is empathetic and highly organised. Must be able to work autonomously and manage themselves.   

It is essential that you have: 

·        Genuine interest in working in the not for profit sector –tell us your story 

·        Knowledge of EGL Principles 

·        Amazing communicator – both listening and speaking is a must 

·        Proven networking skills 

·        Ability to build and maintain strong relationships 

·        Knowledge of your local community, especially the disability community 

·        Ability to demonstrate leadership and encourage leadership from families  

·        Ability to manage a CRM system and meet reporting deadlines 

·        Attention to detail 

·        Microsoft office skills 

·        A home office or the ability to work from home 

·        Ability to manage one part-time administration assistant 

·        Ability to travel within the region using your own car 

Apply Now

If this sounds like you and you would like to make a difference in the lives of families in the Greater Canterbury region, apply now. 

For more information, remuneration and/or a Job Description please contact national@parent2parent.org.nz 

Applications close at 4pm Friday 23rd July 2021