Work With Us

Interested in joining our team? At Commonsense, we employ people with an interest in organics and environmental issues, as well as retail skills. We train staff on the importance of organic certification and invite them to attend a one-day workshop at Common Property, the organic market garden owned by our founders Jim and Marion

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. 

Kapiti Staff 2019

Current vacancies


Grocery Department Manager
Lower Hutt

We are looking for an energetic, engaging and customer focused Grocery Manager to join our Lower Hutt team. This is a full-time position and includes 1 weekend day.

In this role, you will:
• Provide outstanding customer service;
• Efficiently manage an ordering portfolio to ensure appropriate stock levels in the Grocery department;
• Carry out a variety of shop tasks including unloading deliveries, re-stocking and serving customers;
• Take an active role in displaying and merchandising goods, including monthly specials;
• Analyse current and incoming product lines and work alongside the Store manager to ensure the best possible grocery offering for the store and customers;
• Be part of a friendly and productive team of people, who care about what they do;
• Contribute to a positive and supportive work environment

The ideal candidate will have:
• Experience working in retail, ideally with some stock management experience;
• A good understanding of food ingredients and flavours;
• Knowledge of organics and a passion for the environment;
• An eye for detail and visual displays;
• High levels of independence, integrity, self-motivation and drive;
• Proven ability and desire to be part of a team working co-operatively and effectively together;
• Excellent relationship and communication skills;
• Enthusiasm and a sense of humour

Please apply online here.