Position details 

Gender Minorities Aotearoa is a national charity, which works to improve outcomes for transgender people of all ages across every aspect of their lives in Aotearoa.

Our vision is for all takatāpui, transgender, and intersex people to be empowered by a full range of choices across all aspects of their lives, and to be able to participate fully in society.

Part of our work is carrying out peer support on an individual level with service users, in person as well as by phone, and email.

Where you’ll fit in

Gender Minorities Aotearoa drop in centre and office, level 1, 130 Riddiford street, Newtown, Wellington. 

Work hours

16 hours per week, 10am-6pm Wednesdays and Thursdays.


Executive Director

Direct reports


Key responsibilities

The key responsibilities of a Peer Support Worker are exploring the issues which service users seek support with, and giving accurate, evidence based information to people seeking support.

Peer support

  • One to one peer support with service users – face to face, by phone, letter correspondence, and email.
  • Social media group moderation within work hours.
  • Supporting service users with the IPL clinic and other offerings.

Embedding Te Ao Māori

  • Embedding Te Ao Māori (te reo Māori, tikanga, kawa, Te Tiriti o Waitangi) into our work.
  • Building experience, knowledge, skills and capabilities to confidently engage with service users and their whānau.

Health, safety and security

  • Ensure you understand, follow and implement all health, safety, security, and wellbeing policies and procedures as outlined in your employment agreement and the GMA Policy and Procedure Manual.

What you’ll bring with you

  • A lived experience of being transgender.
  • Commitment to the vision of Gender Minorities Aotearoa.
  • Clear communication and good interpersonal skills, with the ability to relate to people from a range of cultures and backgrounds, and to exercise patience, diplomacy, and discretion.
  • Understanding of the broad social environment for transgender people.
  • Understanding of the health sector as it relates to transgender people.
  • Knowledge of how to access services, or ability to find out.
  • The ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, and also independently with minimal supervision.
  • Working knowledge of relevant legislation affecting transgender people’s wellbeing – particularly the Human Rights Act, Health and Disability Code would be an advantage.


We pay Living Wage rates.

How to apply

Send us an email at contact@genderminorities.com, put your cover letter in the body of your email, and attach your CV. Your application must be received by 10am on Monday 11 September. We will contact shortlisted applicants on Wednesday 13 September, and will interview for this position between 10am and 2pm on Friday 15 September. All interviewees will be notified of the outcome on Weds 20 September.