Work with us

The Upper Hutt Housing Trust has full time, part time and volunteer positions in order to provide the services we offer. From time to time the Trust has vacancies which will be advertised here.

VACANCY – “Tenancy Manager” Long Term Housing

ROLE:                    Tenancy Manager (Long-Term Housing)

LOCATION:         Upper Hutt

POSITION:           Permanent – 30 hours per week

The Upper Hutt Housing Charitable Trust is a not-for profit trust responsible for sourcing sustainable housing for homeless people and providing transitional housing referred by MSD, to people in the greatest need, for the duration of their need, alongside supporting the government’s priorities in the supply of social and affordable housing.

To achieve our objectives the Tenancy Manager (Long Term Housing) will help us by maintaining the management of the Trust’s long term housing portfolio while working alongside and collaborating with the Tenancy Manager (Transitional Housing).

You will do this by providing all the traditional services of managing our rental properties to make sure they are adequately maintained and serviced, manage rental contracts, follow up on outstanding rent and liaise with landlords and Property Managers as required.

This position would suit an experienced property manager or a person who has managed multiple properties.  A passion for working with vulnerable tenants who may be struggling while providing a professional service to our landlords is essential.

Key skills required:

  • Understanding of the social housing environment.
  • Understanding of tenancy and contract law.
  • Ability to work with vulnerable people.
  • Flexible and reliable.
  • Good time management with high attention to detail.
  • Excellent communications skills both written and verbal.
  • Good problem solving skills.
  • Familiarity with Micro Soft Office and Palace Tenancy Management software would be an advantage.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or valid NZ work visa and have a car and full driver’s licence.

For a job description and more information please contact: –

VACANCY – “Ready to Rent” Volunteer Tenant Coach

The Upper Hutt Housing Trust has a small group of Volunteers whose role is to support and coach a client through the process of gaining access to their own rental accommodation. This programme is called Ready to Rent and includes the following,

  • Gain understanding of where the Client is at and where they would like to be
  • Formulate a tailored programme to suit the clients needs
  • Provide guidance in gaining access to support and partnering agencies
  • Assist them to take small steps toward their desired position
  • Assistance to keep appointments if required

Support in this role is provided by the Trusts Service Delivery Manager and Tenancy Managers as well as external providers.

If you think that this type of volunteer work would appeal to you and you have professional or life skills that would contribute to the role, then please send your CV to Judy Dixon,

Volunteers are considered staff and as such will undergo all employment and vetting processes.