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Regional Contracts Assistant

Date:  02-Aug-2022

Bay Of Plenty, NZ


About us

The Ministry of Social Development is a people-centred organisation. We’re in communities across the motu, working with partners to help New Zealanders be safe, strong and independent.
We provide social policy and advice to government and assistance, including income, employment and housing support to people of all ages, families, whānau and communities.
As a Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner we are committed to supporting and enabling Māori, whānau, hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.
Our people are as diverse as the communities we serve. We care about the wellbeing and success of our people and provide a supportive and inclusive working environment where people can thrive and be who they are.



Regional Contracts Assistant




•    Contract administration and assistance
•    Financial analysis
•    Monitoring and reporting 




Our Regional Contracts Assistant works alongside the permanent Regional Contracts Assistant to provide administrative support to the Regional Contracts Manager and is a central point for reporting and monitoring of information. As a pivotal member of the team you will show initiative by providing advice for the improvement of systems and procedures, while actively contributing to a supportive team environment. 



There is a strong focus on providing excellent client service with internal and external stakeholders and you will need to be a strong communicator and problem solver to achieve this. Your exceptional pro-active administrative, organisational, planning and time management skills are critical to success in this role. 



Good Excel skills are essential for this role along with the ability to work under pressure to a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.



 We offer

•    Stating salary is $71,943 per annum (in line with evidenced skills, experience and performance)
•    Training and regular development coaching
•    A supportive and collegial team environment
•    A rewarding career serving New Zealanders each day
•    Interesting and varied complex work




For a confidential discussion about the role contact Kelly Kuru on 07-9218038

Salary range: $71,943.00 - $87,931.00






How to apply


To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form.  


Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key responsibilities listed in the position description. 


All applications must be made online.  If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at


Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.


Closing date:  17 August 2022






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.


MSD has a COVID-19 vaccination policy which requires employees to be fully vaccinated prior to 1 September 2022. From 1 September 2022 MSD's policy will be to encourage, but not require, employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and its variants unless the role is identified as requiring vaccination at the time.