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

Food To Go Supervisor - Wellington City

The role of the Food To Go Supervisor is to take responsibility for the day to day operation of the Food To Go service that runs out of our Wellington City shop. This role will involve food preparation, training and supervision of staff working in this service and providing excellent customer service.

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

Store Management Positions – Wellington City

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

Naturopath/ Medical Herbalist - Mt Eden

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] 

Produce Manager - Kapiti

Our Kapiti store has a vacancy for a full-time produce worker/manager. The role requires you to provide amazing customer service, be energetic and have high work standards. You will be ordering, displaying and selling fresh produce amongst lots of other duties. It's an exciting opportunity for the right person.
If this sounds like you, apply here!

For more information, please contact Store Manager Jeanette Watson - [email protected] 

Grocery Manager - Wellington

Our Wellington store is seeking a full time Grocery Manager to join their busy team. In this role, you will provide excellent customer service, have a strong work ethic and a high personal standard of work, while contributing to positive and supportive work environment.

You can read more about this position on our advertisement here, or please contact Acting Store Manager Jo Morrison for more information- [email protected]

Please apply here. 

Office Administrator  - Wellington

Part time, flexible role providing general office, housekeeping and administrative support to the head office team.

Please apply here or for more information please contact Lucy Kebbell at [email protected]