The Hāpai Access Card is a new solution to the accessibility barriers faced by the disabled community. We are charitable business with a view to be able distribute profits to the disabled community by year 4 of our business plan. The card acts as a communication bridge between the business and disabled communities through providing an easy way for a disabled person to show their barriers and the business community to be able to respond to those barriers.
Business are approached to register with the card scheme based on three benefits; increased revenue; meeting legal requirements; impacting the community. Onboarding is a 5 step process:
STEP 1: GET FAMILIAR WITH THE CARD. We engage businesses using the great collateral that we have developed.
STEP2: RESPOND TO THE BARRIERS. We have a work flow tool that a business can use to self-help to look at reducing/eliminating the barriers - with a bit of help at times from us?
STEP 3: DISCOUNT & CONCESSIONS. Here we use our negotiation skills. Discounts are not our priority, but it is good to have the discussion.
STEP 4: REVIEW WITH FACILITATOR. We have a look at what the business has created with the tool and then work with them to refine it.
STEP 5:THE OUTPUTS. At the end of this process there is a webpage, a cheat sheet, and a start up pack for the business.
In this position you will find yourself supporting most of these steps at some level. Once trained you will focus on Step 1 working with businesses in various parts of NZ for the office, or potentially from home. You will be working a lot with our CRM (HubSpot) and our collaboration tool (Trello), plus using G-Suite as we are a Google house.
You will be trained and mentored by the Executive Manager who has worked for several Blue Chip companies in Business Development as well as delivering training in many countries. You will develop sales and negotiation skills, sales pipeline management, improve your written and verbal communications, and time management.
You will be part of a team which loves to have fun, celebrate with doughnuts and cake
As we will be investing in you we will need you to be willing to commit to a minimum of three months of work with the team, and at least 8hrs per week. We are looking for someone with:
Some people in the Hāpai team are paid, and some are not, but we are all treated the same and we expect each other to act professionally. We turn up on time, we do what we say we will do. We are polite, and controlled - there is no bad language in the office! We love helping the disabled community, we respect people in business - we are a business too - and believe what we do is making a difference. We also laugh a lot, don't take ourselves too seriously, and celebrate the wins.
8hrs per week, flexible as to days and time each day, but need to be able to join a bi-weekly business development meeting either at the office or by Zoom.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.