Business Support Officer at Department of Conservation, Rangiora
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fun and passionate environment whilst supporting the people that make a difference to our natural heritage. If you are a self-starter with the ability to motivate others and bring them on a journey; enjoy supporting a diverse regional team and delivering an exceptional level of customer service, keep reading.
- Do you have exceptional organisational skills & administration experience?
- Do you have some experience in running an office and providing top notch support to leadership teams?
- Permanent, full-time role based in Rangiora.
Toitū te marae a Tāne-Mahuta, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata
If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive
Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai (DOC) serves to protect and sustain nature across Aotearoa. We put nature and people at the heart of our mahi, guided by te reo Māori, te ao Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We do this by:
- protecting land, species, ecosystems, and cultural heritage for conservation purposes,
- managing threats and adverse impacts,
- being a voice for conservation,
- connecting people to nature.
He angitūtanga | About the role
We are seeking a Business Support Officer to join our Rangiora District site. You will be part of the wider Eastern South Island Regional Business Support team who are vital to the successful operation of our organisation. Your skills will contribute to the smooth running of the Rangiora office along with supporting work across the region.
This is an office-based role, working Monday to Friday with some travel required to the Christchurch Offices.
In this fast-paced role, you will be responsible for:
- supporting the property portfolios and fleet management –with ongoing maintenance and repairs, tenancies and ensuring compliance checks are carried out,
- providing support, training, and coaching to the operations team, helping build their capabilities,
- providing support to the Business Support Manager and the wider team,
- utilising your excellent customer service and communication skills to build relationships with distributed teams within the organisation.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
This is a diverse role where no two days will be the same! If you have the following attributes, we are keen to hear from you:
- organised and motivated, with a range of experience in administration,
- ability to work independently as well as part of a team and have a passion for conservation outcomes,
- excellent written and verbal communication skills,
- great organisational skills with the adaptability and ability to deliver and solve problems as they arise,
- tech savvy skills, ability to learn new systems and build capability across the team,
- a great work ethic with a positive attitude and professional approach,
- an ability to multi-task and deal with competing demands while maintaining attention to detail,
- ability to lead, coach and mentor others, especially with computer software,
- a current NZ Drivers Licence.
- previous experience managing an office,
- a qualification in business/office administration,
- experience with SAP or similar financial systems,
- an understanding of the work of the Department and how it contributes to New Zealand's future sustainability.
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What's in it for you?
DOC is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, creating an inclusive workplace culture, supporting the relationship between Māori and the Crown, and lifting our cultural capability. We encourage our people to bring their authentic self and unique perspectives to work, in pursuit of our collective aspirations. Our commitment to wellbeing and professional development includes:
- four weeks and three days annual leave per year,
- Te Kāwai Aho Tapu – internal Māori network,
- BSOs make connections right across the organisation- take advantage of a range of career development, secondment, and training opportunities to help you realise your goals,
- study assistance in programmes that are relevant to your work,
- Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and discounted medical insurance,
- great discounts on DOC accommodation and outdoor apparel and gear so you're ready for your next adventure.
Tono ināianei | Apply now
Apply online via the DOC Careers Centre with a CV and cover letter that highlights your relevant skills experience and motivation for joining Te Papa Atawhai.
The salary range for this position is $58,314 to $73,401 with the starting salary of the successful applicant being based on their relevant skills and experience.
Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.
Rā katinga | Applications close: at 5 pm on Tuesday, 3 October 2023
Me he pātai anō | For further enquiries: contact Sandra McMurdo, Business Support Manager, at email@example.com or 027 536 7047
Taupānga | Job reference: DOC/1749053
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
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|Attachment:||Role Description - Business Support Officer.pdf (PDF, 229KB)
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