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Community Talent Manager, NZ

Job No: HOSTNZ01
Location: Wellington, NZ

HOST International is a growing not-for-profit organisation aimed at providing direct relief and strategic support services to improve the livelihoods of refugees, asylum seekers and other displaced people throughout the world.

Through strengths based and trauma informed approaches we provide education and support services to improve the livelihoods and independence of refugees and asylum seekers whilst assisting host countries to integrate them into the general community. Creating and maintaining humanity, hope and dignity is at the core of our work with displaced people and host countries.

HOST seeks to promote innovation and integrity in all aspects of our work whilst promoting diversity and cooperation among the people and communities that we work with.


The newly created role of Community Talent Manager will report to the Chief Executive, NZ and is responsible for:

  • Sourcing job-ready candidates for vacant positions and providing a mentoring and coaching role;
  • Sourcing community resources and networks for candidate searching and support; and
  • Managing the relationships with organisation for sourcing interns and managing intern placements.

The role will be subject to ongoing funding and commence as a fixed-term contract up until 30 June 2019.


Other Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the end-to-end recruitment cycle, including sourcing, attracting and bringing on-board job-ready candidates;
  • Network through sector contacts, universities, membership organisations and social media to source suitable candidates;
  • Develop relationships with refugee background candidates and communities to ensure the right candidates are reached;
  • Raise awareness about HOST International NZ employment services amongst refugee background candidates and communities;
  • Collaborate with the Business Relationship Manager to place candidates into suitable roles;
  • Source and manage pastoral care services to support candidates both before and after placement; and
  • Regular reporting on candidate attraction strategies and placements made.

Essential Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated success in recruitment selection or talent management;
  • Track record of success in setting and executing a new vision and strategy, including identifying creative solutions for success and navigating unexplored markets;
  • Highly developed organizational skills and an ability to multi-task and set priorities;
  • Proven experience delivering exceptional customer service, both internally and externally;
  • Be a confident communicator with strong interpersonal skills, a good sense of humour, and ability to speak publicly at events and meetings to generate candidate interest;
  • High level written, verbal and electronic communication skills;
  • A positive attitude, energy and enthusiasm and ability to work in a self-directed manner with minimal supervision; and
  • Confidence to confidently navigate new computer systems and an intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

You’ll be given the opportunity to challenge yourself, build on your skills, and make a significant contribution to an energetic workplace that’s filled with inspiring and motivated people.


In return for your sought-after skills and experience, HOST offers the following benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with skills and experience;
  • Flexible working arrangements; and
  • Study and professional development days.

It is a requirement that all applicants meet the following: 

  • Have the right to work in New Zealand;
  • A National Police Check;
  • Working With Children Check clearance; and
  • Agree to social media screening as part of pre-employment checks.


If you meet the above criteria, apply now by attaching your resume and cover letter. 

Please direct all inquiries to 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 11pm, Thursday 22 February 2019.

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