CAREERS at Youthtown

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Working at Youthtown

We are proud of the way we engage and develop young New Zealanders, empowering them to be the best they can be.

When you join the Youthtown team you become part of a close-knit culture that encourages team-work, lives our values and celebrates success. At Youthtown we create working environments where everyone is inspired to be the best they can be.

We employ over 150 people nationally in roles such as Programme Coordinator and Programme Supervisor. Once you’re on board we want you to succeed, so we focus on training to enable you to be the best you can be.


From Programme Supervisors on the ground, to Programme Leaders and staff in the Support Office, we’re always looking for great talent!
View all our Youthtown vacancies now, with new jobs added daily!
We think you’ll find our selection process enjoyable and we’ll keep in touch with you every step of the way. Download our Application Process below.

Application Process
Interested in joining our team? Vacancy not listed? Send your CV here.

Benefits and Perks

At Youthtown we celebrate success and reward our people for their contribution to our success building our legacy around empowering young people to be the best they can be!

Our staff are awesome!  We know that because tamariki and rangatahi tell us all the time! To reward our teams and to recognise their contribution to lifting the lives of young people, we offer a number of supports to them. These include discounts on programmes for their tamariki, support with ongoing education and learning, recognition of long service (we have quite a few dedicated team members!), birthday leave, extra parental leave support, encouraging EPIC IDEAS and of course EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) in times of need.

We also take the wellness of our staff seriously and we have a range of initiatives on offer to support and enable wellbeing. Our popular Wellbeing and Engagement programme is called ‘Me He Tē’, and this programme incorporates a variety of challenges related to family health, physical health, psychological health and spiritual health (based on Te Whare Tapa Wha). Our staff members take part in the challenges, earn points and earn rewards!
By July 2017 Me He Tē was gaining a lot of momentum so a group of ‘Me He Tē Motivators’ were recruited from sites throughout NZ and their role is to ensure that the voice of all staff is heard in the design and selection of initiatives in this programme, to encourage participation in the Me He Tē programme, and to organise local events.  In this way, we are ensuring that the Me He Tē programme is developed by the staff and not for the staff

Me He Tē Is based on gamification. Workers complete challenges, send in the score/time/photo/etc, earn points, and earn rewards. The Me He Tē Scoreboard is online and is available for all workers to view, thereby promoting a healthy level of competition both individually and across the regions.


Training is vital to us at Youthtown and we support all of our staff to learn and grow with core training in Health and Safety, Child Protection, OSCAR Programme Delivery, Youth Programme Delivery, Treaty of Waitangi, Code of Ethics, First Aid and Mental Health First Aid to name but a few.

Through our best practice Learning and Development Programmes we help our people to develop new skills and provide specialist Youth Development Training to support them in meeting the curriculum objectives.

The curriculum foundation is based on best practice research across the world and involves learning life skills, working collaboratively, building resilience, unlocking potential and uplifting mana.
Whether it’s our Leadership Development Programme, OSCAR Programme Training or Health and Safety, we also focus on enabling our people to be the best they can be.