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Job Vacancy: Programme Manager- Youth

Are you looking to be part of an innovative organisation leading change in Aotearoa?

Do you want to support young people to enjoy healthy and fulfilling relationships?

Do you enjoy motivating and developing a team to be their best?

Sexual Abuse Prevention Network is looking for an experienced Programme Manager to lead our youth workstream and team.

Sexual Abuse Prevention Network is a charitable trust that works to support social and behavioural change to reach its vision of Aotearoa free from sexual harm. We develop and deliver healthy relationships and consent education for secondary schools and community groups and professional development, training and consultancy for a wide range of organisations and workplaces across the public and private sector. The Programme Manager – Youth oversees all services for young people and works alongside the Programme Manager – Community and Organisational Development.

What we offer you:

  • Rewarding work with a team of skilled educators
  • Varied work with diverse groups throughout our communities
  • Robust training in sexual violence prevention and facilitation
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Regular professional supervision
  • Competitive salary

Job Description:


Sexual Abuse Prevention Network (SAPN) is a charitable trust that works to support social and behavioural change to reach its vision of Aotearoa free from sexual harm.

The Programme Manager – Youth, is responsible for overseeing delivery of SAPN’s programmes for youth, and those who support youth, including teachers and families and for recruiting and managing a team of educators. The Programme Manager – Youth will work closely with the Programme Manager – Community and Organisational Development to ensure the effective running of all of SAPN’s services. The position reports to the General Manager.

This is a permanent full-time position. Regular work hours are between 9am and 5pm, with some flexibility required for occasional evening or weekend work. The role is based in Wellington, but will work nationally, particularly in the Lower and Central North Island. Some travel within New Zealand may be required.

The successful applicant must meet workplace safety standards including maintaining a clean Police check.

The Sexual Abuse Prevention Network actively seeks a diverse applicant pool, with a variety of life experiences. An understanding of Te Āo Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi is particularly valuable.


  • Manage planning, implementation and delivery of all youth education programmes and initiatives
  • Manage contracts and service deliverables
  • Build and maintain relationships with key partners and clients
  • Recruit, manage and develop youth education team and lead a positive work culture
  • Keep up to date with research and new developments in the area of sexual harm prevention, respectful relationships, youth development and education
  • Oversee programme development and evaluation
  • Deliver youth education programmes, train-the-trainer programmes and other programmes
  • Complete all required reporting
  • Support schools and other groups following disclosures of sexual harm, ensuring the safety of young people is paramount
  • Take responsibility for own health and safety and ensure SAPN’s obligations under the Health and Safety at work Act are met for all direct reports
  • Contribute to the organisation as a whole, including:
  • Provide information for SAPN funding applications and reports
  • Networking and promotion of SAPN’s services
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of the organisation and services
  • Any other tasks as directed by the General Manager in accordance with SAPN’s strategic objectives

Person Specification

Job-specific skills and experience

  • Commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and ability to work cross-culturally
  • Demonstrable experience building relationships and working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders, including government, funders, community, school staff, young people and their support networks
  • Experience managing a team
  • Well-developed understanding of sexual harm, heathy and unhealthy relationship dynamics, gender and youth development
  • Experience delivering group training or education
  • Strong communication skills and ability to adapt communication style, including when communicating sensitive topics
  • Confident user of Microsoft office programmes and Google apps
  • Full or restricted New Zealand driver’s licence or ability to obtain one within several months of commencing employment


  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Open, honest communicator
  • Self-motivated and able to take initiative
  • Good personal awareness, stress-management skills and self-care
  • Commitment to gender equality,  social justice and ensuring the safety of young people
  • A willingness to challenge own comfort zone, learn from others and challenge own beliefs and behaviours
  • Team-player
  • Innovative problem solver

To apply please send through your cover letter (addressed to Fiona McNamara, General Manager) and CV to admin[a]

Applications close 9am Monday 29th April

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