Archives for: July 2017

There were 3 posts published in July 2017.

Regional communications correspondent required – must be able to travel overseas

Are you a young adult member of a Presbyterian or Uniting church with working experience in communications or a degree in journalism and/or communications?

The PCANZ is assisting one of our international church partner organisations to find a suitably experienced person to act as their regional communications correspondent.

You will be required to attend our church partner’s events within the Pacific region, and possible further afield, and write short articles on, and take images of, these events. The church partner will use these in their worldwide communications.

You must be able to attend a communications training event in Singapore in late August 2017.

This is not a paid role.  The church partner will cover the cost of flights and accommodation and will discuss what expenses will be covered.

Qualifications and skills – you must have some of these:

  • Ability to write to a high standard with good grammar. Preferably have a journalism degree or are studying towards one.
  • Experience working in the field of communications or PR and/or a communications degree or studying towards one.
  • Ability to take well-framed, hi res photographs.
  • Design skills.


  • Flexibility and availability to fly to events in NZ and other countries, sometimes at short notice.
  • Able to attend a communications training event in Singapore in late August 2017 for approx. four to five days.


If you are interested in this role please contact Angela Singer, PCANZ Communications Manager, by Monday 31 July with your experience, qualifications and availability.



Recommended Pay Scale for youth workers

The PYM Recommended payscale has been recently updated for staff being employed in July 2017 – June 2018.

Recommended Pay Scale

The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand adopted the Living wage at GA2012 as the minimum an employee should be paid. The Living wage is currently set at $20.20. This is the minimum amount any lay ministry staff member should be paid.
In addition to the current living wage, it is recommended churches take into account qualifications, experience, responsibility and their location when determining the pay.

It is hoped that the pay scale will encourage lay ministry workers to work longer for churches and to get better qualified.

It is recommended once employed, the lay ministry worker should be reviewed annually, with an increase in salary set on 1 July based on the Labour Cost Index to March, issued by the Department of Statistics.


Ministry Coordinator job @ CYC Waihola

Christian Youth Camps Waihola (or CYC Waihola) is a Christian camp located at Lake Waihola in South Otago and is passionate about sharing who Jesus is with young people and advancing the Kingdom of God though camping. People who love God and want to share their faith are the key to this mission.

We have a full-time paid position for a Ministry Coordinator at CYC Waihola whose primary role will be to head up the Ministry side of the CYC Waihola organisation and to support the current Operations Manager in the day to day running of the camp-site.

The CYC Waihola ministry is diverse but the main tasks will be:

  • facilitating the many diverse holiday camps for children and teenagers we run
  • developing the potential of young Christians through leadership at these holiday camps and other leadership events
  • promotion and networking of our holiday camps to schools, churches and other social agencies

The role will also include from time to time:

  • rostered hosting of our on-site accommodation groups and ensuring their safety and that their expectations are being met.
  • various other camp tasks including housekeeping, kitchen and maintenance.

We are looking for applicants who have a sense of God’s call on them, a strong and vibrant faith and who will be compatible with CYC Waihola’s mission and objectives.

Ideally the applicant will:

  • Be physically fit
  • Be a team player
  • Be self-motivated and able to work alone on tasks
  • Have good administration skills and the ability to pick up new computer systems quickly
  • Have a good artistic and design flare
  • Be an excellent leader with good communication skills
  • Be mature, responsible and able to stay calm in emergencies
  • Be good at dealing with all types of people and able to work as part of a team
  • Be confident in their own abilities and able to inspire confidence in others
  • Be able to demonstrate a positive and responsible attitude in all circumstances
  • Have achieved a qualification in outdoor recreation and/or youth work and/or have the relevant experience
  • Have the ability and confidence to train and teach others, whilst remaining teachable and willing to serve

The applicant must:

  • Have had a clean full drivers licence for more than 2 years
  • Either be a New Zealand Citizen or permanent resident or be allowed to work in a long term full-time position in New Zealand

To apply, please email and send:

  • a covering letter addressed to the Chairman of CYC Waihola
  • your current CV outlining any relevant qualifications and experience
  • two reference letters with contact details

Applications have been extended until 5pm 18th August 2017.