Employment opportunities

Two exciting new positions have arisen at the Vaughan Park Anglican Retreat Centre at Long Bay, Auckland.

May 2019

The role of chaplain will be pivotal to delivering the Centre’s vision of generous hospitality, spacious conversation and spiritual encounter.
Reporting to the Director, The Chaplain will be an ordained Anglican Priest and will hold overall responsibility for the Centre’s spirituality. The Chaplain will be responsible for a number of key initiatives including:

  • Establishing and conducting a cycle of regular weekday worship;
  • Organising the scholarship programme and providing mentorship to scholars;
  • Organising the retreat programme, and facilitating retreats either in whole or in part;
  • Nurturing the faith of guests through study and conversation;
  • Providing pastoral care to guests and staff alike;
  • Developing a plan to further enhance spiritual encounter at the Centre.

Further details are available in the position description.
The Chaplain will be resident at Francis House, a spacious home dedicated to the Chaplain’s use on site.

The new Director’s role will have overall responsibility for the Centre, reporting to the Governance
Key strategic initiatives will include:

  • Developing a strategic plan for the Board, and implementing the plan once approved;
  • Ensuring high levels of employee engagement and retention;
  • Preparing the annual budget for Board approval and meeting or exceeding agreed metrics;
  • Maintaining key strategic relationships with partners;
  • Developing and implementing a long-term fundraising plan, and
  • Developing and implementing a marketing plan for the Centre.

Operational duties will include:

  • Day-to-day responsibility for living the vision of the Centre exemplified by generous hospitality, spacious conversation and spiritual encounter.
  • Mentoring and managing the dedicated team of direct reports;
  • Day-to-day financial responsibilities including bookings, receipts and keeping expenditure within budget;
  • Ensuring the Centre complies with Health and Safety legislation.

The ideal candidate will have a background in commerce or hotel management.
The successful candidate will have a deep respect and understanding of the Anglican faith.
More information is contained in the position description.

Applications for both positions close on Friday 31 May 2019 and panel interviews will take place early in June.
Applicants should apply with their curriculum vitae along with a cover letter indicating how their skills can be best applied to ensure the ongoing growth and success of Vaughan Park.

Applications should be addressed to:
Mr Angus Ogilvie
Vaughan Park Governance Board
email director@vaughanpark.org.nz