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.

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

The Daily team
Salvation Army team
alz team

The Daily

Salvation Army

Families Achieving Balance

Alzheimers Tauranga / WBOP


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

Governance positions

Western BOP Neighbourhood Support is seeking two board members.

What we’re looking for:
Strategic thinking
Good governance and leadership experience, preferably in not-for-profits
Good communication skills
A team player
Do you also have:
Well- developed networks in Te Ao Māori. We’re wanting to strengthen diversity. To find out more about Neighbourhood Support go to the website.

Apply here

Tauranga Living without Violence

Are seeking a Chief Executive Officer. Details on Seek.  Closes 12 November.

Apply here.

Te Tomika Trust

A position has become available at Te Tomika Trust working with a 14 yr old in a residential type setting.

For more information contact Delena 0279209871

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.

Temporary Positions Available

Qualified social worker required (3 – 6 months) to complete resident intakes and goal planning at Awhina House.

Apply by email.

People available for contract

Carole Parker

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

Download Carole’s details here

Marielle Harringa

Specialist areas: Strategic, Management, Problem solving, governance

Email for Marielle’s details here

Ruth Woodward

Specialist areas: Communications, media, journalist

Email for Ruth’s details here

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