20 May 2022

Full-Time Senior Support Officer

Ministry of Education – Posted by MinEducationAuckland, New Zealand

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Job Description

  • Permanent, full-time
  • Based in Mt Eden, Auckland

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 New Zealand education

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

Our organization comprises more than 4,000 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 most significant difference for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.

About our group and team

Our regional teams around the country work closely with the Early Childhood and Schooling sectors, providers, and communities to provide support, expertise and resources to help children and young people reach their full potential.

Business Support provides administrative assistance to teams that work within our offices.

About this role

As an experienced Receptionist, you are the first point of contact for our Mount Eden office. You will welcome our visitors by greeting them as they arrive at our reception area, answering telephone calls using our telephone system, and referring inquiries to the different ministry teams, including those in other regions. You will assist our suppliers and contractors when they arrive at our site and maintain our security by monitoring login and issuing visitor access cards. You will also provide business support to the broader ministry team.

Following are the must-have professional skills we are looking for:

  • Proven experience working in reception or similar role
  • Proven administration experience
  • Professional attitude and appearance
  • Professional telephone manner
  • Superb customer service attitude
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in working as an active member of a large team
  • Proven proficiency in Microsoft suite (intermediate to advance)
  • Tech-savvy and ability to learn new technology fast

About you

If you love working with people, thrive as the first point of contact for visitors, and enjoy working in a busy corporate environment, this position could interest you.

We are looking for someone with a pleasant personality, a positive can-do attitude and a strong cultural awareness. As this role is part of the Business Support team, it is necessary that you are a strong team player, have excellent organizational and management skills, and multitask with superb accuracy and attention to detail. You are flexible with a desire to learn.

What can we offer you?

There will be ongoing learning and development opportunities, giving you an excellent opportunity to grow and develop your career here at the Ministry of Education.

Are you ready to make a difference?

We welcome candidates 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 position description by copy and pasting this link into your browser: https://expressonline.haineslink.co.nz/pdfs/728006_JobDesc.pdf

If this opportunity sounds like you, please apply now using the ‘apply online button.

For further information, please get in touch with Marlene at Auckland.recruitment@education.govt.nz

Applications close on midnight Wednesday, 1 June 2022.

How to Apply

Please apply via this link: https://jobs.education.govt.nz/jobs/EDU-1630484

Job Categories: Administration / Clerical. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 40,000 - 60,000.

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