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The Ākina Foundation is growing social enterprise across New Zealand. Our mission is to grow the emerging New Zealand social enterprise sector by:

  • Activating talent, raising awareness and building capability for social enterprise.
  • Supporting social enterprises to grow and increase their impact, and
  • Developing new market and investment opportunities for social enterprise.

The people who work for Ākina are in service to those who strive to realise a sustainable, prosperous and inclusive world. In support of social enterprise our actions include Bold Action, He Tangata and Learning.

SEWF2017 – Programme Assistant

The Ākina Foundation is humbled to be bringing the 10th edition of Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) to Christchurch on September 27-29. We’re expecting up to 1,200 thought leaders and social entrepreneurs to gather in the city on this occasion, which will have a catalytic effect on the social enterprise sector in NZ and further out in the Pacific region. Whilst a large part of the programme has already been published and tickets are currently being sold (see, the next few months will be critical in supporting ticket sales and finalising all of the events’ logistics.

The core SEWF 2017 team at Ākina (project director + project manager) is looking for support from a Programme Assistant. This role would be split roughly between:
25% comms and marketing
25% stakeholder management and relationships
50% event management and logistics

Email to apply, job description can be found here.

We are a growing organisation and look out for fun, energetic people to join our amazing team so if we do not have any roles available please send us your CV & pitch to must be eligible to work in New Zealand.