Healthier Homes Landlord Liaison

Are you passionate about helping people? Are you able to see both sides of an issue and work collaboratively with people to achieve better outcomes for everyone?

Flexible working conditions - work at times that suit you and the work. All our team currently work online and remotely, but we are working on setting up an office later this year.

Sustain & Enable is a start-up Community-based Environmental Social Enterprise – a business set up with a charitable purpose to design and deliver environmentally sustainable projects, starting with Healthier, Sustainable Housing; Green Building; Low Carbon; and Zero Waste initiatives. After several years of investigation and pilot projects, we are now building a diverse team of environmentally-conscious people passionate about making a difference in the community.

New Zealand homes are unacceptably cold, damp, mouldy, and inefficient, leading to unhealthy living conditions and various health issues including Rheumatic fever, bronchitis, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, respiratory illness, asthma, skin conditions, etc. With recent changes in New Zealand legislation, home assessors are in high demand to enable people to live in warm, dry homes every winter. There is also an increasing demand for green buildings, and for Zero Waste and Low Carbon initiatives.

This role is responsible for working with landlords to support them to make changes to make a home healthier for the tenants to live in, and create benefits for the landlords. The successful candidate will take a positive, strengths based approach to working with owners, property managers, and tenants to create a healthier space and benefits for everyone and refer landlords onto free and discounted goods and services, grants and subsidies, etc.

Required qualities

  • Excellent communicator (spoken and written English)
  • Patient and empathetic
  • Good level of cultural awareness
  • Honest and transparent at all times
  • Problem solver with good attention to detail
  • Able to work well independently
  • Team player
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Helpful and proactive 

Preferred attributes:

  • Shows initiative
  • Fluent in other languages
  • Clean Restricted/ Full NZ Drivers' license or independent ability to get to meetings safely and legally.
  • Access to computer and internet. Appropriate computer skills. Technology literate. Social media skills.
  • Good phone manner and communication skills.
  • Environmental Sustainability knowledge, ethics, or interest in learning about these areas.

Job Details

  • 10-30 hours per week (building over time)
  • Part-time contract role, moving to full-time over 12 months based on business growth and needs.
  • Living wage, paid monthly. Bonus/ commission/ incentive payments may be negotiated.
  • Some training provided, including cross training opportunities.
  • Flexible working: remote work, office-based, and various other locations of work as required

Our People are:

  • Ethical and honest, avoiding surprises,
  • Supportive and caring,
  • Collaborative, friendly and helpful,
  • Proactive and accountable,
  • Reliable and dependable,
  • Committed to learning and cooperating,
  • Aware of their health and well-being, but available for occasional weekend work

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