Become part of a team that really makes a difference in the lives of our patients and their families/whanau

Our people believe in living life to the full, having pride and passion in our work, having fun, sharing the load and making small but important differences in the lives of others. As an employer/organisation of choice we support our people to develop and grow, contribute to the top of their skill set and abilities, become leaders in ways big and small and to rise to the challenge of our work to improve patient and family experience. We offer terms and conditions that respect and value skill whilst operating within our means and we have an environment that is underpinned by a can-do and collaborative culture that is pro-diversity and innovative in practice.

To deliver to our purpose takes a range of skills from a range of backgrounds.  

If you share our commitment and have skill to offer, look to see if we have a vacancy for you..



Applications are invited for this full-time permanent Monday to Friday role based from our HospiceShop in Waiwhakaiho, New Plymouth. The position works directly to our North Group Retail Manager and leads an employed team of staff working alongside our highly committed volunteers.

If you have developed experience in a retail environment and believe you have the necessary key skills and attributes noted below, I’d like to hear from you:

  • Proven abilities to work with a wide range of people and clearly understand the importance of how volunteers contribute to an organisation
  • You will be able to demonstrate a ‘can do’ attitude and be comfortable with a ‘hands on’ working environment and appreciate the dynamics of working in a charity organisation.
  • The ability to plan and, implement change and monitor outcomes
  • Your oral and written communication skills will be highly developed, and you will be effective within a team setting and when operating independently.
  • An understanding of current health and safety legislation in a retail setting
  • Proven experience in staff leadership and group problem solving
  • Skills necessary to be highly successful in a people centred work environment
  • A strong empathy for the work of our organisation across our communities

Contact for an application pack. 

All applicants need to be based in NZ at the time of application with evidence of any visa requirements to be employed in NZ.

Applications close via email 10th June 2021


Hospice Palliative Care Registered Nurse Inpatient/Community Rotation

(not a current vacancy, however if this position with Hospice is what you are looking for, then please complete the application pack and forward to Heather with a covering message)

If you are a Registered Nurse, have a desire to work with hospice palliative care, then this is an opportunity to join an outstanding team where you can make a real difference for people living with a terminal illness. The successful applicant will work on a rotational basis within Te Rangimarie Hospice the the community setting within New Plymouth.

Palliative Care training and experience would be an advantage, although full training will be provided on appointment. This position includes night and weekend work as part of the roster the community rotation also includes on-call.

We offer an excellent orientation programme with ongoing professional development opportunities. We also offer regular professional supervision, and a supportive and friendly workplace, with a team dedicated to helping people make the most of life.

You will need:

  • excellent communication, time management and organisational skills
  • to be a NZ resident at the time of application and hold all relevant work visa(s)
  • Have a current full drivers licence.  

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email Heather Koch 

Application pack includes:  Job Description   Application form (please be clear which position you are applying for)  Police Vetting Form   Health Questionnaire along with your CV and covering letter.

Send to: Heather Koch, Clinical Services Director, Hospice Taranaki Inc, PO Box 5122, New Plymouth 4343  OR e:

You matter because you are you and you matter to the end of your life.
We will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.
(Dame Cicely Saunders - founder of the modern palliative care movement)

Hospice Taranaki

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