DPA are currently looking to fill three part time roles: Administrator, Communications Assistant and Fundraiser. We have extended the deadline for applications to Sunday 30 January 2022.

The Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) New Zealand is a membership-based pan-impairment Disabled People’s Organisation (DPO). Our governance and staff members are predominantly disabled people based around the country.

We have a vision of a society which provides both equity and maximum opportunity to participate for all people. Our work includes working with different communities and giving advice to local and national government. We work within a human rights framework, honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi and uphold the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

The following positions are permanent part-time positions. The successful candidates may be located anywhere in Aotearoa and will work from home.

In general, we are keen to hear from people who have relevant experience for each position as well as:

  • knowledge of the disabled community at local, regional, national levels;
  • understanding of and commitment to a disability rights approach;
  • knowledge and understanding of the UNCRPD, NZ Disability Strategy, Enabling Good Lives principles and Te Tiriti o Waitangi;
  • have good organisational skills;
  • have well-developed relationship building and people management skills;
  • have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

(up to 20 hours per week)

The Administrator will support our team by providing efficient support with general administrative tasks that is likely to include:

  • Minute taking;
  • Email and phone message management;
  • Human Resources Administration;
  • Bookings and arrangements;
  • Record keeping;
  • Basic IT support.

Communications Assistant
(up to 20 hours per week)

The Communications Assistant will assist the Communications and Engagement Manager in communications tasks including:

  • Drafting of communications including reports, media releases, and social media posts
  • Assisting in the implementation of communications strategies and projects;
  • Providing administrative support to the Communications and Engagement team;
  • Posting social media and web content;
  • Assisting with brand management;
  • Monitoring media coverage;
  • Administrative tasks related to communications.

(10 – 15 hours per week)

The Fundraiser will work with the Chief Executive and other staff to ensure diversity of income streams for the organisation. Tasks will include but not be limited to:

  • Developing a fundraising strategy;
  • Researching potential funding streams and opportunities;
  • Gathering information for and writing funding proposals.

DPA is an organisation committed to the employment of disabled people. We encourage applications from people who also identify as Māori, Pacifica, former refugee, migrant, and rainbow.

For a job description or to apply for this role, please contact our Chief Executive Prudence Walker on email HR@dpa.org.nz. Your application should include a cover letter and a CV. DPA are committed to making our application process accessible to everyone so if you require an alternative method of application, please let us know.

Applications will be considered up until Sunday 30 January 2022.