Careers and Vacancies

The Electoral Commission is responsible for the administration of parliamentary elections and referenda including the maintenance of the electoral rolls. We are a small, committed team of experts located in Wellington who support the delivery of electoral events.

Working at the 2017 General Election

The 2017 General Election will be New Zealand's biggest and most important community event, involving around 18,000 staff, 2,300 voting places and 3 million voters from every community across the country. And you could be a part of making it all happen.

Find out more about working at the 2017 General Election

Regional Manager – Enrolment North

The Electoral Commission is seeking to recruit an exceptional people leader, with strong operational and stakeholder management skills and experience to lead its northern regional team of 18 Registrars and Deputy Registrars of Electors (four direct reports), comprising Auckland and north to Cape Reinga.

Operating with absolute impartiality and integrity, you and your team will engage with communities to encourage participation in the electoral process, and contribute to public confidence in the administration of elections through the accurate compilation and maintenance of New Zealand’s electoral rolls.

You will be based in our Avondale office, but regular travel (particularly to Wellington and Whangarei) will be required.

In addition to your exceptional people leadership and operational and stakeholder management skills and experience, to be successful in the role you will need to demonstrate:

  • The capability to lead and manage a dispersed team
  • The ability to build strong community networks through sound relationship building
  • Cultural diversity – the ability to relate to various cultures and beliefs
  • The ability to interpret and apply legislation in an operational context
  • Ideally you will have public sector experience

If this sounds like you, we look forward to hearing from you. Applications close on Friday 30 June 2017. 

Electoral Fieldworker - Greymouth

Are you passionate about New Zealand and the democratic processes that underpin our way of life?

Are you a people person, who enjoys interacting with others and would enjoy helping others to realise the value in participating in the New Zealand electoral process?

If this sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you.

The Electoral Commission is looking to recruit a contracted fieldworker to go house to house where they encourage people to enrol and to vote.

This is an important part of the Electoral Commission’s work to ensure as many eligible people as possible participate in New Zealand’s electoral processes.

Work is on a performance contract basis and remuneration is by way of successful completion and return of new or updated enrolment forms.  No previous experience is necessary as full training is provided.  However, some customer service experience and/or community involvement would be an advantage.

We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, ideally you will be:

  • Positive and Outgoing
  • A good communicator
  • A people person with good relationship skills
  • Passionate about the electoral process
  • Able to be politically neutral when working for the Commission
  • Reliable
  • Honest
  • Able to pay attention to detail
  • Relatively fit
  • Tidily presented

Being bilingual or multilingual would be an advantage.

To apply please email Sue Gage sue.gage@elections.org.nz, with a cover letter and one page CV showing work experience, by 3pm Wednesday 28th June 2017.

Electoral Fieldworker - Greymouth and Hokitika Region

Are you passionate about New Zealand and the democratic processes that underpin our way of life?

Are you a people person, who enjoys interacting with others and would enjoy helping others to realise the value in participating in the New Zealand electoral process?

If this sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you.

The Electoral Commission is looking to recruit a contracted fieldworker to go house to house in Greymouth and Hokitika, where they encourage people to enrol and to vote.

This is an important part of the Electoral Commission’s work to ensure as many eligible people as possible participate in New Zealand’s electoral processes.

Work is on a performance contract basis and remuneration is by way of successful completion and return of new or updated enrolment forms.  No previous experience is necessary as full training is provided.  However, some customer service experience and/or community involvement would be an advantage.

We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, ideally you will be:

  • Positive and Outgoing
  • A good communicator
  • A people person with good relationship skills
  • Passionate about the electoral process
  • Able to be politically neutral when working for the Commission
  • Reliable
  • Honest
  • Able to pay attention to detail
  • Relatively fit
  • Tidily presented

Being bilingual or multilingual would be an advantage.

To apply please email Sue Gage sue.gage@elections.org.nz, with a cover letter and one page CV showing work experience, by 3pm Wednesday 28th June 2017.

Electoral Fieldworker - Cromwell based (Otago - Central Otago)

Are you passionate about New Zealand and the democratic processes that underpin our way of life?

Are you a people person, who enjoys interacting with others and would enjoy helping others to realise the value in participating in the New Zealand electoral process?

If this sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you.

The Electoral Commission is looking to recruit a Cromwell based contracted fieldworker to attend allocated venues and events in Cromwell, Alexandra, Wanaka and surrounding areas and go house to house, where they encourage people to enrol and to vote.

This is an important part of the Electoral Commission’s work to ensure as many eligible people as possible participate in New Zealand’s electoral processes.

Work is on a performance contract basis and remuneration is by way of successful completion and return of new or updated enrolment forms, and/or on an hourly rate basis.  No previous experience is necessary as full training is provided.  However, some customer service experience and/or community involvement would be an advantage.

We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, ideally you will be:

  • Positive and Outgoing
  • A good communicator
  • A people person with good relationship skills
  • Passionate about the electoral process
  • Able to be politically neutral when working for the Commission
  • Reliable
  • Honest
  • Able to pay attention to detail
  • Relatively fit
  • Tidily presented
  • Must be driving and have reliable transport

Being bilingual or multilingual would be an advantage.  You must be legally allowed to work in New Zealand.

To apply please email Gisela Craig Gisela.craig@elections.org.nz with a cover letter and one page CV showing work experience, by 3pm Wednesday 28th June 2017.

Electoral Fieldworker - Gisborne

Are you passionate about New Zealand and the democratic processes that underpin our way of life?

Are you a people person, who enjoys interacting with others and would enjoy helping others to realise the value in participating in the New Zealand electoral process?

If this sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you.

The Electoral Commission is looking to recruit contracted fieldworkers to work at a variety of public locations to encourage people to enrol and vote in the lead up to the election.

Work is on a performance contract basis and remuneration is by way of successful completion and return of new or updated enrolment forms, and/or on an hourly rate basis.  No previous experience is necessary as full training is provided.  However, some customer service experience and/or community involvement would be an advantage.

We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, ideally you will be:

  • Positive and Outgoing
  • A good communicator
  • A people person with good relationship skills
  • Passionate about the electoral process
  • Able to be politically neutral when working for the Commission
  • Reliable
  • Honest
  • Able to pay attention to detail
  • Relatively fit
  • Tidily presented

Being bilingual or multilingual would be an advantage.  You must be legally allowed to work in New Zealand.

To apply please email Sue Braybrook sue.braybrook@elections.org.nz with a cover letter and one page CV showing work experience, by 3pm Friday 23rd June 2017.

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Last updated: 22 June 2017