Work With Us

If you love helping people and have a positive can-do attitude we want you! As a certified Living Wage Employer and Zero Carbon business we know we're making a difference to the lives of our staff and the health of our planet. And with a staff approval rating consistently above 90% we're confident that you'll enjoy being part of our team. Here's what our staff say about working for Commonsense:

“Overall, Commonsense is an excellent place to work. There is a strong sense of community, and managers are generally accommodating to staffs' needs.”

“It's a really kind, compassionate and supportive place to work.”

“It’s a privilege to work in an environment where everyone is respected and valued. Generous staff incentives, discounts and opportunities to grow.”

“I am extremely satisfied with my work here. Such a great atmosphere with the right balance of fun and hard work... I have never felt so respected and looked after in a workplace. Feel very supported and encouraged, and I love all my workmates, customers and work."

Read more about our purpose and values.

Online applications can be made at any time. Apply now! We'll get back to you if we wish to pursue your application further. Please note that we receive a high number of applications and will not necessarily respond to them all. 

From time-to-time we advertise specific roles in our stores & operations. Please scroll down to see if there any currently on offer. 

Current vacancies


Weekend Duty Manager

Our Milford store is looking for someone to cover the duty manager role on a Saturday and Sunday. Having an LCQ (Liquor Licence Controller Qualification) would be a plus here but you will be trained in this area if you do not have this qualification. This role will also cover general shop worker responsibilities.

Please apply here or for more information please contact Store Manager, Donna Evans at [email protected]

Store Worker - Fixed Term

Our Milford store is looking for someone to cover shifts to help support their friendly team. This role is for shifts on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday and the contract runs until early September.   

Please apply here or for more information please contact Store Manager, Donna Evans at [email protected]

Cleaner/Casual Store Worker

We are also looking for a part time cleaner in our Milford store. This would be for 6 hours a week across 3 days (i.e. 2 hours at the end of the each day). This role would ideally suit a student and also has the opportunity to be trained up as a store worker to cover casual store shifts if desired.   

Please apply here or for more information please contact Store Manager, Donna Evans at [email protected]

Wellington City

Food To Go Worker

We need someone to work in our Food To Go serve over area providing fresh, organic, healthy food to our customers! We are looking for someone who enjoys customer service, loves good food and respects the importance of hygiene in a food preparation environment. Basic food preparation will be part of this role.

For more information please contact Acting Store Manager Jo Morrison for more information- [email protected] or apply here.

Store Management Positions

Our Wellington City store currently has an exciting opportunity to build a strong leadership team with current vacancies for a Store Manager as well as an Assistant Manager. These are both very much hands on retail store positions and the ideal candidates will have previous experience in retail management as well the ability to demonstrate excellent leadership skills.

At Commonsense we pride ourselves on our unique trading philosophy which puts people at the heart and centre of everything we do. Our managers need to embody these values and champion our stated purpose which is to connect our customers with shopping they can trust in order to create a kinder and more ethical future for everyone.

For more information please contact CEO, Anna Pitches, for more information- [email protected] or apply here.

Mt Eden

Naturopath/ Medical Herbalist

We are searching for a part time Health Specialist for our Mt Eden store, working Thursday - Saturday. You will be responsible for ordering and retailing health products and providing advice for customers. You will have high energy and excellent customer service and retail skills, knowledge of organics and a passion for your area of expertise, as well as a qualification in Naturopathy and/ or Medical Herbalism.

If this sounds like you, apply here!

For more information, please contact Store Manager Nicola Braithwaite - [email protected] 


Store Worker 

Our Kapiti store is looking for a full time store worker who is available to work Tuesday-Saturday. You will be responsible for all aspects of store work including providing excellent customer service, stock management, ordering, and cash handling. 

Please apply here or for more information please contact Store Manager Jeanette Watson - [email protected] 

Lower Hutt

Casual Store Worker

Our Lower Hutt store is looking for casual staff to help support their friendly team. This role will involve shifts being offered regularly when people are sick or need time off. If you want to learn the ins and outs of a vibrant organic retail store but can't commit to a permanent position this role may be for you! 

Please apply here or for more information please contact Store Manager, Tori Buttle at [email protected]