Senior Support Officer

Ministry of Education

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Update day: 08-05-2023

Location: Whangarei Northland

Category: Education / Training


Job type: Full Time

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Job content

  • Permanent, full-time position
  • Tai Tokerau Region, Whangārei Office

Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa and welcome.

Help shape the future of education

At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.

About our group and team

Reporting to the Business Support Manager, these roles combine the full range of administrative functions including reception, and frontline support.

About this role

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • previous administration experience
  • intermediate to advanced Microsoft suite skills
  • excellent customer service skills and frontline experience
  • proven time management skills
  • ability to work well under pressure
  • flexibility and a desire to learn, and
  • a positive can-do attitude.

About you

Your positive can-do attitude and proactive nature means that you are always looking for ways to improve how you work to create the best possible outcomes for any situation. You will have previous experience working in a busy office, and be confident in your ability to communicate effectively with a range of internal and external people across all levels of our business to deliver excellent customer service that meets the diverse needs of this challenging role

You will also offer:

  • the ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangata whenuatanga.

Are you ready to make a difference?

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and people with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.

As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi’s guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.

Please review the job description and if this opportunity interests you, and you meet the requirements, apply now using the ’Apply Online’ button.

For further information, please contact Andy Tod at 027 600 7682 and/or

Click here to view the role description

Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 18 July 2021.

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Deadline: 22-06-2023

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