Careers and Vacancies

The Electoral Commission wants every New Zealander to trust, value and take part in parliamentary elections.

We are an independent, Crown entity who works with and through communities to inform, engage and educate New Zealanders about the value of participation in the electoral process. Our aim is to make it easy to enrol and vote, promote understanding of New Zealand’s democratic processes, and deliver parliamentary elections and referendums.

Business Analyst – Information Technology x 2 Fixed Term

About the two roles: 

  • Fixed Term – One Year: to assist the business with process flows and technical documentation requirements, mainly around our Electoral Management System and Voting Services
  • Fixed Term – Two Years: to assist the Manager with BAU: some security experience would be advantageous but not essential – C&A, Risk, NZISM etc

These are two key, fixed term roles, where you will play a key part in ensuring effective business operations through well focused planning and delivery of the requirements for a successful General Election 2020. 

Key Responsibilities:

The roles will concentrate on changes to business processes and systems, and will assist with:

  • The analysis, design and testing of business processes to identify improvements and coordinate re-engineering projects incorporating technology
  • The delivery of key Commission technology projects via the gathering of requirements, creation of processes and procedures including the guiding of implementation.

About you:

To be successful in these roles you will need to: 

  • Have strong organisational and planning skills
  • Be an excellent communicator, with the ability to build and maintain excellent internal and external relationships
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Have the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Have a high level of flexibility and ability to multi-task
  • Have knowledge/awareness of different cultures. 

What it’s like to work for us:

The Commission provides a diverse learning and development environment, as well as being a family friendly employer.  We offer a competitive salary and flexible working conditions.  

What’s next?

For more information regarding this role, please email recruitment@elections.govt.nz . All applicants will be required to provide proof of their eligibility to work in New Zealand.

To apply for this role, please go to www.jobs.govt.nz (job number 1400122) and click on the “APPLY ONLINE” button.

Applications close at 5pm Thursday 30 May 2019.

Community Liaisons – West and Central Auckland Regions

We are looking for dynamic and outgoing Community Liaisons to work on a casual contract basis.

Your purpose is to promote electoral enrolment and voter turnout.

You will achieve this by working within the local community to inform, engage and educate New Zealanders about the value of participation.

You will be motivated to reach vast numbers of people, and you will be driven by the important of our kaupapa.

You will be excited by the fact that no two days will ever be the same.  You will be out in the community at schools, universities, marae, events, libraries, shopping centres and town centres, engaging with people and promoting electoral participation.

You will be given full training and provided with the resources required to be successful in the role.

You must not be or be seen to be actively engaged in furthering the interests of a political party, candidate or political issue.

Requirements

  • Are you available as required on a casual basis, weekend work will be required and some public holidays
  • Can you effectively engage with your local community through your cultural and language awareness of that community?
  • Do you have engagement, sales, promotional or retail experience?  (Desirable)
  • Besides English, in what other language(s) are you able to converse?
  • Able to work in a politically neutral way.

Apply

To apply for this role please go to www.jobs.govt.nz (job number 1400160).A job description and application form is available by emailing recruitment@elections.govt.nz 

Applications close at 5pm on Thursday, 6 June 2019.

You must be legally allowed to work in New Zealand.
 

Community Liaisons – South and East Auckland Regions

We are looking for dynamic and outgoing Community Liaisons to work with us on a casual contract basis.

Your purpose is to promote electoral enrolment and voter turnout.

You will achieve this by working within the local community to inform, engage and educate New Zealanders about the value of participation.

You will be motivated to reach vast numbers of people, and you will be driven by the important of our kaupapa.

You will be excited by the fact that no two days will ever be the same.  You will be out in the community at schools, universities, marae, events, libraries, shopping centres and town centres, engaging with people and promoting electoral participation.

You will be given full training and provided with the resources required to be successful in the role.

You must not be or be seen to be actively engaged in furthering the interests of a political party, candidate or political issue.  At all times you must be politically neutral with all your encounters in the community.

Requirements

  • Are you available as required on a casual basis, weekend work will be required and some public holidays.
  • Can you effectively engage with your local community through your cultural and language awareness of that community?
  • Do you have engagement, sales, promotional or retail experience?  (Desirable)
  • Besides English, in what other language(s) are you able to converse?
  • To work in a politically neutral way.

Apply

To apply for this role please go to www.jobs.govt.nz (job number 1399280).

A job description and application form is available by emailing recruitment@elections.govt.nz 

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday, 2 June 2019.

You must be legally allowed to work in New Zealand.

Community Liaisons – New Plymouth/Hawera, Stratford, Inglewood, Eltham, Waitara and Opunake Regions

We are looking for dynamic and outgoing Community Liaisons to work on a casual contract basis.

Your purpose is to promote electoral enrolment and voter turnout.

You will achieve this by working within the local community to inform, engage and educate New Zealanders about the value of participation.

You will be motivated to reach vast numbers of people, and you will be driven by the important of our kaupapa.

You will be excited by the fact that no two days will ever be the same.  You will be out in the community at schools, universities, marae, events, libraries, shopping centres and town centres, engaging with people and promoting electoral participation.

You will be given full training and provided with the resources required to be successful in the role.

You must not be or be seen to be actively engaged in furthering the interests of a political party, candidate or political issue.

Requirements

  • Are you available as required on a casual basis, weekend work will be required and some public holidays
  • Can you effectively engage with your local community through your cultural and language awareness of that community?
  • Do you have engagement, sales, promotional or retail experience?  (Desirable)
  • Besides English, in what other language(s) are you able to converse?
  • Able to work in a politically neutral way.

Apply

To apply for this role please go to www.jobs.govt.nz (job number 1399639).

A job description and application form is available by emailing recruitment@elections.govt.nz 

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday, 28 May 2019.

You must be legally allowed to work in New Zealand.

Community Liaisons – Taranaki King Country, Te Kuiti, Te Awamutu, Waitomo, Otorohanga Regions

We are looking for dynamic and outgoing Community Liaisons to work on a casual contract basis.

Your purpose is to promote electoral enrolment and voter turnout.

You will achieve this by working within the local community to inform, engage and educate New Zealanders about the value of participation.

You will be motivated to reach vast numbers of people, and you will be driven by the important of our kaupapa.

You will be excited by the fact that no two days will ever be the same.  You will be out in the community at schools, universities, marae, events, libraries, shopping centres and town centres, engaging with people and promoting electoral participation.

You will be given full training and provided with the resources required to be successful in the role.

You must not be or be seen to be actively engaged in furthering the interests of a political party, candidate or political issue.

Requirements

  • Are you available as required on a casual basis, weekend work will be required and some public holidays
  • Can you effectively engage with your local community through your cultural and language awareness of that community?
  • Do you have engagement, sales, promotional or retail experience?  (Desirable)
  • Besides English, in what other language(s) are you able to converse?
  • Able to work in a politically neutral way.

Apply

To apply for this role please go to www.jobs.govt.nz (job number 1399652).

A job description and application form is available by emailing recruitment@elections.govt.nz 

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday, 28 May 2019.

You must be legally allowed to work in New Zealand.

Community Liaisons – North Shore and Upper Harbour

We are looking for dynamic and outgoing Community Liaisons to work on a casual contract basis.

Your purpose is to promote electoral enrolment and voter turnout.

You will achieve this by working within the local community to inform, engage and educate New Zealanders about the value of participation.

You will be motivated to reach vast numbers of people, and you will be driven by the important of our kaupapa.

You will be excited by the fact that no two days will ever be the same.  You will be out in the community at schools, universities, marae, events, libraries, shopping centres and town centres, engaging with people and promoting electoral participation.

You will be given full training and provided with the resources required to be successful in the role.

You must not be or be seen to be actively engaged in furthering the interests of a political party, candidate or political issue.

Requirements

Are you available as required on a casual basis, weekend work will be required and some public holidays

Can you effectively engage with your local community through your cultural and language awareness of that community?

Do you have engagement, sales, promotional or retail experience?  (Desirable)

Besides English, in what other language(s) are you able to converse?

Able to work in a politically neutral way.

Apply

To apply for this role please go to www.jobs.govt.nz (job number 1399293).

A job description and application form is available by emailing recruitment@elections.govt.nz 

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday, 2 June 2019.

You must be legally allowed to work in New Zealand.
 

Deputy Registrar of Electors – Hamilton

About the role

This is a 30 hour per week role for a person who is self-motivated and focuses on providing quality services and accurate information to join our team at the Hamilton office.

This role will keep you challenged and offer you variety - from administration and data entry to undertaking outreach and community engagement activities, creating community partnerships, and to fulfilling public speaking engagements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Gather and maintain an accurate roll within the nominated electorate(s)
  • Encourage and inspire eligible electors to participate in elections
  • Build and maintain relationships with key community stakeholders

Your Background:

  • High level of flexibility and ability to multi-task
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build and maintain effective internal and external working relationships
  • Well organised with a high attention to detail
  • Work well under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Have knowledge/awareness of different cultures
  • Confident with computers with a sound working knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel and Outlook)

What it’s like to work for us:

The Commission provides a diverse learning and development environment, as well as being a family friendly employer.  We offer a competitive salary and flexible working conditions; the current salary range (pro-rata): $55,855 to $75,569.

What’s next?

For more information regarding this role, please email recruitment@elections.govt.nz or to apply for this role, go to: www.jobs.govt.nz and quote job number 1398629.

Applications close 5pm, Friday 31st May 2019.

Last updated: 23 May 2019