About Us

The Western Bay of Plenty has a proud social service heart.
At its core, in the Western Bay of Plenty approximately 240 organisations work daily to improve the wellbeing of individuals, families and our society. Many of our fellow New Zealanders struggle with isolation, poverty, mental illness, addiction, housing, food insecurity amongst other issues and each one of the good folks working in the social service sector are dedicated to the task of making life that much easier and better for everyone.

Our People

The team at SociaLink is as diverse as the sector we support; we have differing expertise and a variety of skills, but share a common goal and love for the social services sector and those fortunate enough to work in it.
the team Jan 22

Uhia te korowai kahui ki te iwi hei tauawhi, hei akiaki ki te ao angitu

Spread the folds of the korowai to all, as a means of support and encouragement in pursuit of success
(SociaLink Tauranga Moana)

Stories of how we’ve helped others


Alzheimers WBOP

Jo Franks

Merivale Community Centre


The Daily – Te Puke

Kessie and Irene

Rau Ō Te Huia

Waipu Hauora CIL (002)

Waipu Hauora with SociaLink Staff

Gender Dynamix Rebecca Milne Einstein Hale Cameron Wright (002)

Gender Dynamix

Pictured L to R: Rebecca Milne, Einstein Hale, Cameron Wright

Tautoko Mai

Tautoko Mai – Sexual Harm Support

alz team

Alzheimers Tauranga / WBOP

Brain Injury Trust

Brain Injured Children’s Trust

The Daily team

The Daily

Salvation Army team

Salvation Army


Families Achieving Balance


If you have a vacancy in your organisation we are happy to advertise in this space. Email your information now.

Project Lead – KaiGo

Katikati Taiao

The role of KaiGo Project Lead is responsible for the successful execution of the Food Rescue program.

Full time role


Read  more and apply here


Project Coordinator

Chrome Collective

We are a Social Enterprise based in Katikati. We are looking for someone who has passion and drive for community and disability. Who has retail experience including rostering/stock management/social media/visual display and empowering our people to be the best that they can.

Part time


Read  more and apply here


Male Mentor

Youth Encounter

A successful applicant will be able to strongly engage with at risk youth, building healthy connections and facilitate our strategic interventions through the mentoring relationship. Part time


Read  more and apply here



Papamoa Family Services

Permanent Full time – 40hrs per week

Pāpāmoa Family Services provides a range of strengths-based whānau services in the Bay of Plenty Region.

We are looking for a dynamic Family Services Manager to inspire, lead and empower a culture of excellence and continuous improvement at our Pāpāmoa Family Services.

Read  more and apply here


Craft Management Charitable Trust

Seeking Two Trustees

Craft Management Charitable Trust (craft) is advancing its plan to establish their education, training and production hub for those within the film, television, radio and acting industry. craft is seeking to add 2-Trustees to the team to assist with the strategic planning and governance of the charity.

More information on this role here.

Pool of NFP Staff

SociaLink operate an informal ‘pool’ of people experienced in the not-for-profit sector who could cover staff on leave or for short-term jobs.

People available for temporary projects

Goran Surucic

Postgraduate Dip. in Guidance and Counselling and currently studying towards a Masters in Counselling through Massey University.

Required to complete 100 hours this calendar year in supervised counselling sessions.

Download more details here

Rebecca Roe

Specialist area: Writing research proposals, grants. Strategic and operational policy. Problem solving and analytics. And more.

Download Rebecca’s details here

Carole Parker

Specialist area: Community development, housing, management, project management

Download Carole’s details here

Ruth Woodward

Specialist areas: Communications, media, journalist

Email for Ruth’s details here

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