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Support Officers (Fixed Term), Whangarei

Ministry of Social Development
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Northland - Whangarei
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Fixed Term Contract
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Job Description

Support Officers – Whangarei


Full Time, Fixed Term until 29 November 2019  


We have short term opportunities for those with an interest and some skill in general administration work.  The Support Officer is often the first point of contact for visitors to the unit.  If successful in this role you will be responsible for providing high quality administrative and clerical support to the Manager, Centralised Services and wider team which will include scanning and inputting information into computer systems.    


As part of a busy and experienced team you will be working towards helping the team 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 Whangarei office.  


To do well in this role we are looking for someone with;


  • intermediate Microsoft office computer skills, can navigate various programs, word processing
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • the ability to read and understand information with attention to detail
  • excellent people skills and a great team player
  • initiative and can work unaccompanied
  • a high level of spelling and grammar skills
  • good time management
  • NZ Citizenship or Permanent Residency at the time of application (this is a Level 4/5 ANZSCO role).




  • Supportive team environment
  • Regular coaching and development
  • Salary range $42,862.00 to $45,371.00 per annum. Application along this scale will be dependent on relevant skills and experience.
  • Being part of a large organisation there are opportunities for professional learning and development


How to apply:


Please apply online with your CV. No need to upload a cover letter; instead answer this question in your application form:  


1.      Tell us about how you would use your knowledge, skills and experience to support our team.


Applications close:  Monday 20th May 2019 at 10.00pm  


For any further discussion about the role, contact Ashley Thurston, Service Manager on 09 430 7048. (All applications must be submitted directly online please).

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