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Support Officers - Whangārei

Date:  11-Oct-2021

Northland, 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.



Support Officers - Whangārei

  • Full Time (37.55 hours per week)
  • Permanent full-time opportunities 


We have a number of permanent opportunities for support officers to join our Residential Subsidy Unit team. Support officers are responsible for providing high quality administrative and clerical support to the Manager, Centralised Services and wider team, including scanning and inputting information into computer systems.


As part of a busy and experienced team you will support the team to achieve the unit’s targets and outcomes.  You will have the chance to put forward ideas for improving admin systems and procedures.  This role is based in our Whangārei unit.




You will need:
•    Intermediate Microsoft office computer skills with the ability to quickly navigate various through  programs, word processing
•    Good written and verbal communication skills
•    The ability to read and understand information with attention to detail
•    Excellent people skills and a team player
•    High levels of initiative and the ability to work unsupervised
•    A high level of spelling and grammar skills
•    Great time management
•    NZ Citizenship or Permanent Residency at the time of application.



•    Supportive team environment
•    Regular coaching and development
•    Starting salary $47,682.00 (band 2) per annum. Alighn with skills and experience.
•    Being part of a large organisation there are opportunities for professional learning and development.




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 competencies listed in the position description. 


All applications must be made online.  For further queries relating to this role please contact


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: Wednesday 20th October 2021






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.