Are you creative, strategic, efficient
and passionate about making a difference?
If so, you could be just what SPiCE is looking for.
The Sandringham Project in Community Empowerment (SPiCE) is looking for someone to work alongside us in a new community facilitator role in Sandringham, to help us build a strong resilient, vibrant, connected and sustainable community.
As our Community Facilitator your key roles will be to advocate for and on behalf on the Sandringham Community, liaise with key community groups and stakeholders, be a source of community advice and information, facilitate the community toward vision and action and administer funding services that support our community as it moves towards resilience.
Along with your professional attitude; key to your success will be your:
• proven ability in community-led development and facilitation
• commitment to professional development and reflective practice
• professional public service integrity
• proven communication skills - written and oral
• excellent relationship management and negotiation skills
• experience and ability to work in a diverse and multicultural community environment
• aptitude with report writing and well-developed analytical skills, including the ability to interpret financial information
• ability to plan, organise and manage work effectively to meet multiple deadlines
• strong IT and social media skills
• proven skills, knowledge, and operational experience in providing advice to community and voluntary organisations.
• creativity and lateral thinking ability
This is a contracted role of 24 hours per week (.6 FTE) – negotiable for the right person.
If this sounds like you, email email@example.com to receive a full job description and apply
Hi SPiCE crew (and other interested members of the Sandringham Community),
It's time for another get together, this time at the Sandringham Community Center on Kitchener St next Monday 27th starting at 6:30pm.
We will use the first hour from 6:30-7:30 to catch up with what's been happening since we last met.
At 7.30pm we have a presentation from Duncan Ecob* and Ginny Pedlow from Isthmus group's Urban Design arm.They are working on an urban master planning project which includes the Sandringham area. We have invited them along to find out more about what they are doing, what will happen with their work and to see how SPiCE can advocate for Sandringham/ get involved in the process.
Background Bio for Duncan *Duncan Ecob- Principal @ Isthmus. Auckland Studio BA(Hons) LA, Grad Dip LA, MA UrbDes, CMLI (UK)
Duncan is an Urban Designer.
He has over twenty eight years experience in designing and delivering regeneration in the built environment. He leads the Place service of Isthmus, with a focus on Urban Design and Masterplans, "creating healthy neighbourhoods for communities to live, work, learn, play and thrive in". (Isthmus website)
Floral Carpet Event - Saturday 9 March, 1-4pm at the Sandringham Reserve
SPiCE invite you to Sandringham Reserve (in the Sandringham Village shops) Saturday 9 March to create a colourful community floral carpet.
If you've been growing marigolds (or any flowers) bring some flowers down to the Sandringham Reserve to add your colour to the carpet.
We will also have buckets of beautiful marigold flower heads for everyone to use.
There will be free ice cream, a dance performance by Tapasya School of Classical Dance, and a chance for you to talk with Urban Beekeepers on the day.
Help create Auckland's only annual floral carpet and celebrate the colourful blooms of summer before they go!
We're throwing a Pop-Up Party in the Sandringham Reserve this coming Saturday 10 November 1-4pm. It is a family friendly fun day and there will be face painting, a bouncy castle, and FREE samosas!
The party is to celebrate the Reserve and playground upgrade that the community was involved in, and to celebrate the new community-led partnership relationship that SPiCE now have with the Department of Internal Affairs. There are 12 community groups throughout NZ that the DIA has chosen for this relationship and SPICE are proud to be one of them.
The Sandringham Floral Carpet Festival is on again this year! FREE henna tattooing, music, and flower garland threading - fun for the whole family! Come down to the Sandringham Reserve on Saturday 17 March, 4.30pm
Join the Facebook event here
SPiCE invite you to join us and the community to create an artistic floral carpet. If you've been growing marigolds (or any flowers) bring some flowers down to the Sandringham Reserve to add to the carpet.
Join the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1370730439714395/
Thanks again for all your ideas for Sandringham Reserve, it was a great community-led project. The construction is just about finished and the big re-opening is almost here. Join us on 11 September to celebrate the new reserve.
Thank you everyone for your feedback in our recent survey, we've had a fantastic response.
We will be collating the responses and presenting them back to the community to agree on the priorities for Sandringham - you are invited to join us and help decide what these are on 28 May at Edendale School, any time between 2:30 and 5:00pm.
The comments contributed will become the foundation of a vision report which will be presented to the Albert Eden Local Board in June.
Please give us your feedback about the future of Sandringham and win. Fill in our short survey here to tell us about your vision for Sandringham. When you're filling it in, have a think about:
The information you and the rest of the community tell SPiCE about what you want for the future of Sandringham form part of an official vision document for Sandringham that the Local Board, Council, and the community can use when doing future projects.
Drop in to the Edendale Primary School Hall 28th May from 2:30-5pm to hear the feedback from the survey, and to have input into to the draft of the community led plan.
If you have any further questions or suggestions, or you'd like to learn more about SPiCE, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Come along to Sandringham Reserve (corner of Sandringham and Lambeth Roads) to help make Auckland's first flower carpet this Saturday February 13th from 10:30am!
Did you grow any marigolds over the summer? If so, bring your flowers and everyone can lay their flowers down to help create the rangoli inspired community flower carpet, joining those grown by other members of the community. Together the community will make a flower carpet!
At the event we will gather feedback on how you would like to see Sandringham as a whole developed in the future, to go into our Sandringham Vision Plan. Come to the tent and give feedback on Saturday and we'll have free samosas to say thanks.
Sandringham Reserve will be closed from April-June as the new playground and reserve redevelopment is built. Posters of what’s planned will be on show during the marigold event. It is a great chance for us to enjoy the reserve together before it is redeveloped!
We're looking forward to seeing you there!