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Administration Officer

Date:  23-Feb-2021

Auckland, NZ

Administration Officer – Albany Service Centre

Ministry of Social Development
Permanent - Part -Time (20 hours a week)

We have an exciting opportunity for a pragmatic and well organised administration professional to join our team and deliver high quality, efficient and proactive administrative support to our Albany Centre staff and visitors.

About the role

This busy and varied role will see you arranging meetings, taking minutes, facilitating the repair and maintenance of the premises and equipment, taking responsibility for clients and employees’ electronic records, and maintaining a room booking schedule for internal and external visitors.  You will also be responsible for working with Security and Front of House staff to ensure that all visitors and contractors are inducted appropriately, maintaining health and Safety standards is a big focus of this role.

Position Description:  

About you

You are highly organised, able to multitask to meet deadlines and have great attention to detail and ability to keep calm under pressure. You pride yourself on taking initiative, delivering great customer service and getting things done efficiently and effectively.

To succeed in this role, you need:

•    Proven expertise supporting a team in an administrative capacity
•    Intermediate to Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel
•    Experience maintaining and improving office systems
•    Exceptional relationship building skills – you enjoy meeting people from varied backgrounds
•    Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
•    Full NZ Driver’s Licence and ability to drive Ministry vehicles as required.

We offer

•    Starting salary $46,925 to $52,446 per annum (pro-rata) in line with skills, experience and other factors
•    A challenging, fascinating and rewarding career with a team committed to the highest standards of work
•    Training and professional development opportunities.


How to apply

Please apply online with a cover letter, your CV and answer the following questions in the online application form. Current MSD employees must apply through their myHR careers portal at work using their employee login.

1.    Give us an example of when you have done well at completing tasks within a set timeframe, despite having significant clashes in your work priorities. (200-500 words)
2.    What do you consider to be more important - the quality or quantity of your work and why? (100 -200 words)
3.    Give us an example of a working relationship that you have had to work hard at developing. (100 -200 words)

Applications close: 3rd March 2021 at 10.00pm. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Nicky Spencer, Service Centre Manager, on 09-9177466

Joining us


Joining MSD means being part of a whānau that celebrates the diversity each individual represents.  We show manaaki, we care about the wellbeing and success of people and want everyone to thrive, and be who they are in a supportive and inclusive working environment. We work together to make a difference for communities while doing the right thing with integrity. We are a Treaty partner committed to strengthening relationships with Māori, Hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.


If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so we can assist you through the recruitment process.