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  • Administration Officer, Bail Support Services

    • A new and exciting opportunity to make a positive difference
    • Permanent full-time role based in the Wellington District (possibly based in the Upper Hutt Service Centre, but will need to be flexible if required to work from a different office)

    Mō mātou | About us

    ’Kotahi anō te kaupapa, ko te oranga o te iwi’ - ‘There is only one purpose to our work: the wellness and wellbeing of our people.

    Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us and is our commitment to improving the oranga and safety of the people, whānau, and that of the communities we serve across the motu. As a values-led organisation, we use the principles of rangatira (leadership), manaaki (respect), wairua (spirituality), kaitiaki (guardianship) and whānau (relationships) to shape how we work and deliver the outcomes in our strategy - Hōkai Rangi [link removed].

    Hōkai Rangi builds on the good things that are already happening and finds innovative ways to achieve better outcomes with Māori. The change is focused on uplifting the wellbeing of people in our care and their whānau.

    Mō te tūnga | About the role

    This is a unique opportunity to be involved in the National Bail Support Service. This Service is to improve public safety and achieve better outcomes across the justice sector.

    The Bail Support Service seeks to help those who are remanded, or at risk of being remanded in custody, to apply for and maintain bail while making positive changes early in the justice system process. Support is provided to defendants and their whānau to address un-met social needs, across prison, court, and community settings. At sentencing, Bail Support Services provide information to the Court around the defendant’s progress on bail to assist the Judge in making sentencing decisions.

    We’re looking for an Administration Officer who can support the frontline Bail Support Services teams in Welington. The ideal candidate will have experience with providing administrative support to a busy operational environment. Other essential requirements for this role are:

    • Ability to establish and maintain practical systems to manage own workload and information
    • Strong prioritisation skills to achieve short and long-term tasks across several phases of work
    • Comprehensive knowledge of administration systems, functions, and processes
    • An advanced level of computer skills including the full Microsoft Office suite (and the ability to learn other packages if required)
    • Proven ability to and maintain effective relationships and networks of contacts with key stakeholders

    Salary : $46 429 - $55 203.00

    Tono ināianei | Apply Now

    To apply, submit your tailored CV and a cover letter describing your motivation for wanting to join Ara Poutama and highlighting your relevant skills, experience and personal qualities essential to this role.

    It is an exciting time and we continue to seek out talented individuals who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whānau.

    For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site. If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit or email our team at

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