Programmes Facilitator

We are looking for someone special. That person who’s always the life of the party, the ‘head peacock’ of the group; someone who loves being in front of people, the one who has the mana and ability to inspire people to see the best in themselves, and someone who never stops putting out positivity into the world. Does that sound like you, or someone you know?

We need a superstar programmes facilitator to join our social enterprise and help lead delivery of one-day and four-day programmes for groups of 10-20 individuals in Aotearoa New Zealand’s prisons, probation centres and schools.

At Life101, we offer comprehensive life and financial skills programmes to people in prisons and on probation, community groups and youth with complex needs. The success we have seen during the past 8 years has meant that we are looking to grow our team to be able to service more people around Aotearoa. For more information on our mahi and why we do it go to www.life101.co.nz

We’re ideally looking for someone with 2 years of facilitation experience, preferably in facilitating self-created and/or ‘soft skills’ programmes. But, we are looking for someone with an X-factor so if you think you’ve got what it takes but aren’t an experienced ‘facilitator’ then definitely apply for the role, we’d love to hear from you.

What the role may include and what a typical day may look like for you:

  • be willing to work in prisons (mainly men’s) and probation centres with individuals ranging from low to high security classifications.
  • be willing to work in low decile schools with students who have likely disengaged from the curriculum.
  • facilitate learning, guide and manage participant groups from all walks of life through the Life101 content.
  • possess the skills, presence and maturity to positively deal with potentially challenging participants in a patient and authentic way.
  • adhere to the learning outcomes and workbook format of each workshop as much as is realistically possible, depending on the group.
  • share personal stories and anecdotes to foster open communication with participants.
  • have the natural ability to motivate participants to make positive choices in their lives by creating a safe, interesting and inspiring space that enables them to engage with learning, and their personal development.

Other key requirements for this role are:

  • ability to work with groups of people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • a natural storyteller.
  • understanding and appreciation of Māori and Pasifika cultures.
  • ability to practice culturally safe ways of working with Māori.
  • naturally strong problem solving mindset and the ability to “dance in the moment” in front of a group of people.
  • passionate about the “greater good”- for participants, whānau, and communities.

The nature of this role means there is quite a bit of travel out of Auckland (Northland, Wellington, Waikato etc) and you’ll need to have the flexibility to spend up to five nights away from home at any one time.

To be successful in this role you will need to be more than just a teacher of information. You will need to have the natural ability to get across the magic that motivates someone to want to put what they’ve learnt into action. This is a neat and impactful opportunity to join a collaborative and motivated team who’re passionate about their mahi, and their plans for the future.

If this role interests you and you’d like to apply please email your CV and a cover letter to carlie@life101.co.nz

Only people with the right to work in New Zealand may apply for this position.