Working at the 2017 general election

The Electoral Commission is recruiting for roles in New Zealand’s biggest community event – the next general election. This is a great opportunity to be involved in a vital part of our democracy while developing new skills and experiences. The work is important, exciting and satisfying.  

Watch a short video about working as an Manager Operations or Manager Human Resources at an election.

 

Apply now for Manager Operations and Manager Human Resources roles.

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Role Recruitment starts Duration Description Pay
Manager Operations (70 approx)

March 2017

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Part-time from June to July and full-time from August to mid-October.

Required to attend one week training in Wellington in June.

Managers Operations will make sure all voting places, and all staff, have the equipment and supplies needed to deliver high quality voting services.  

Managers will also act as a Team Leader for key activities after election day.

Download a job description for Manager Operations here.

$27.55 per hour (equivalent to $57,458 per annum)
Manager Human Resources (64)

March 2017

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Part-time from June to July and full-time from August to mid-October.

Required to attend one week training in Wellington in June.

Managers Human Resources will recruit the staff who will work at electorate headquarters and at voting places.  

Managers will also act as a Team Leader for key activities after election day.

Download a job description for Manager Human Resources here.

$27.55 per hour (equivalent to $57,458 per annum)
Trainers (126+)

June 2017

Advertising begins  May 2017
Up to five weeks part-time  before Election Day often outside normal business hours and on weekends Trainers are responsible for delivering prescribed training to advance vote and election day staff.  They need to be experienced in training delivery with the ability to apply national training strategies and material. $23.70 per hour (equivalent to $49,428 per annum)
Team Leaders and Administrative Support (approx 3,000)

July 2017 until all roles are filled

Advertising begins June 2017

Work as required before, on and/or after Election Day.

Team Leaders are primarily responsible for leading teams of people through the early count of advance votes, scrutiny of the roll, dual vote investigations and the official count.

Administrative Support staff provide support to Managers and Team Leaders and may undertake many duties including assisting with the distribution of supplies, data entry and vote counting.

Team Leaders - $21.50 per hour. (equivalent to $44,840 per annum)

Administrative Support - $19.00 per hour (equivalent to $39,626 per annum).

Advance Voting Staff

July 2017 until all roles are filled

Advertising begins June 2017
Work as required before, on and/or after Election Day, starting from Monday 11 September. Advance Voting Staff are primarily responsible for issuing votes, assisting voters to enrol at advance voting places, and providing voters with good customer service.

Advance Voting Place Managers (AVPM) - $21.50 per hour (equivalent to $44,840 per annum).

Advance voting staff - $19.00 per hour (equivalent to $39,626 per annum).

Election Day Staff (approx 15,000)

July 2017 until all roles are filled

Advertising begins June 2017
Election Day Staff will attend training (usually evenings or on weekends) and will work on Election Day, Saturday 23 September. Election Day Staff require varying skills and attributes depending on the role.  Voting Place Managers require good management skills and the ability to be decisive and directive when needed.  Other Election Day Staff need good customer service skills and the ability to follow detailed instructions. Fee paid for training and work on the day.  Value is dependent on election day role.
Enrolment Administrators Advertising begins April 2017

Full and part time roles from June to September 2017.  Actual hours worked will be as required depending on the needs in each office.

Training will be provided.
Enrolment Administrators are responsible for mail sorting, batching, and scanning enrolment applications, and data entry. $18.60 to $21.88 per hour (equivalent to $38,792-$45,633 per annum)

 

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Last updated: 15 March 2017