Employment Consultant

Are you up to the challenge of supporting people who are blind or have low vision?

With over 300 employees and around 6,000 volunteers the Blind Foundation is New Zealand’s leading provider of services and support to people who are blind or have low vision. One of New Zealand’s most trusted and iconic Not for Profit organisations, we are looked for a person with experience in the Employment field.

Are you passionate about providing individualised support to enable clients to gain and retain employment of their choice?

You will help the organisation achieve our vision of a “life without limits” for New Zealanders who are blind or who have low vision.

We are currently seeking an experienced Employment Consultant to be based in either our Hamilton or Tauranga office. This is a full time (37.5 hours per week) position for a fixed-term of 6 months and covers the Waikato and Bay of Plenty areas. You may be required to travel to other parts of New Zealand also.

You will have proven experience in supported employment, careers advice, pre-employment skills, job placement and post-placement support along with a relevant tertiary qualification. You will also:

  • Have a sound understanding of the employment market
  • Have strong communication, advocacy, networking and facilitation skills
  • Be self-motivated
  • Have a high level of personal and professional standards
  • Be willing to learn new skills and take initiative

Become part of a friendly, supportive, collaborative team that works together. Comprehensive induction, on-going training and professional development will be provided.

We also offer a varied, interesting and challenging role within a progressive, professional and respected organisation

Become an ambassador for the Blind Foundation! Our staff take an active interest and participate in fundraising and volunteer opportunities. 

If you believe you have what we are looking for, we would love to hear from you! Please submit a formal application through our Careers Portal, where you can also view the position description. If you have any questions, please contact our Recruitment Team on 09 355 6872.


Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted and candidates will be contacted accordingly.

The Blind Foundation welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages people who are blind or who have low vision to apply for roles within the organization.

Fixed Term/Full time

Job no: EMCJul2018

Location: Hamilton, Tauranga

Closing Date: Friday, 27 July 2018