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CWS is always looking for talented and committed people to work with us in our Christchurch office.  CWS is committed to a diverse and skilled workforce.

CWS does not have overseas-based staff. CWS supports local people to undertake their own development programmes as they are best placed to identify needs and strategies. This builds local expertise and ensures funding is spent in and for the community and not returned to New Zealand through salaries.


CWS Staff

Database Administrator and Website Assistant

Christian World Service is seeking someone to maintain its database, assist with the website, and perform general administrative duties, including IT support.

The ideal person will have: 
•    Experience in the maintenance of a database (familiarity with Raisers Edge database would be a significant advantage)
•    Ability to analyse data to demonstrate a trend
•    Experience in website development, maintenance and content design
•    Knowledge of office procedures
•    IT knowledge and skills
•    At least four years administration experience

The position is based in Christchurch and is full time (37.5hrs).   

CWS is the justice aid and development agency of New Zealand Churches.  It works with local partners in developing countries and provides assistance when disasters strike.  CWS advocates for action on poverty, peace and justice.  It respects and responds to need regardless of race or religion.

We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
Job description and information about how to apply can be obtained from Pauline McKay National Director.

Applications are due by 5pm on Friday 27 April. 


CWS Board

CWS has no vacancies on the Board at present.



CWS is supported by a large number of volunteers. Many help in the Christchurch office doing specialist tasks or working as part of a team on our regular major mailouts. We also have volunteers who represent us in their parishes and communities throughout the country.  There is always room for one more.  Please contact us if you would like to work as a CWS volunteer in the National office or in your local area.


CWS supports the Living Wage and is an accredited Living Wage Employer. All workers should be paid enough to cover food, housing, transportation and childcare.  The Living Wage is reviewed annually.