The Central Districts Cancer Society is recruiting to fill the pivotal role of Transport Coordinator, based in Palmerston North.

We’re looking for a very special team member to fill the role of Transport Coordinator, based in Palmerston North at the Manawatu Centre (Addis House).

This is a full time (37.5 hours/week) permanent position.

The Cancer Society’s vision, Te matakite, is to be the leading organisiation dedicated to reducing the incidence of cancer and ensuring the best cancer care for everyone in New Zealand.

It’s our mission, To mātou koromakinga, to improve community well-being by reducing the incidence and impact of cancer in New Zealand Aotearoa.

Background: The Central Districts Division is one of six Cancer Society divisions throughout New Zealand. It’s main office is in Palmerston North with centres in Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu, Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne.

About the role: The volunteer driving service is a cornerstone of the organisation and has been operational for more than 30 years and has recently been acknowledged at the Minister of Health Volunteer Awards. The service is there to deliver the driving service to family/whānau who require transport to treatment. The purpose of the position is to coordinate travel requirements for cancer patients attending the regional cancer treatment service. You will be liaising with and be a key point of contact  for volunteer drivers and the Cancer Society shuttle service.

About the successful candidate: You will possess a qualification and/or experience working with volunteers and in the not for profit sector. You will be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and databases, in particular volunteer databases and hold a current full NZ drivers licence.

You’ll also have the ability to multi-task with the best, have a keen eye for detail and be super organised. You’ll ideally be familiar with volunteering technologies and software and be comfortable working independently but also as part of a larger team. Forging genuine relationships with people from diverse backgrounds is crucial as are excellent communication skills. An understanding of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi is essential.

If you’d like to find out more, please download a copy of the job description.


To Apply

Please download and complete an application form and email it along with your CV and a covering letter to

Applications close 5pm, Wednesday August 31st, 32022.

Last updated: August 9, 2022