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.

 

SENIOR / PROJECT LEADER

About the role

This busy full time role is for a person who is self-motivated and focuses on providing quality services to join our team at Wellington and be part of one of the biggest regular events held in New Zealand.

Here’s your chance to contribute to New Zealand’s democracy as part of a small, dedicated team of electoral experts who design, build and implement processes and systems for Parliamentary elections and referendums.

Key Responsibilities

As part of the Voting Services team, you will:

  • Lead projects, taking them from the concept stage through to delivery.
  • Use your problem solving skills to develop and improve processes so that they are well-designed, simple, and effectively meet the needs of the end user.

A Senior Project Leader will carry out more complex projects than a Project Leader, with minimum oversight and will demonstrate formal and informal leadership in the office.

About You

  • A pragmatic and “can-do” attitude, with a willingness to be hands-on
  • The desire to make a difference
  • Strong planning, analysis and writing skills
  • The ability to communicate complex information to various audiences
  • The ability to build and maintain valuable stakeholder relationships
  • The ability to juggle multiple priorities and keep to deadlines.

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 or to apply for this role, go to: www.jobs.govt.nz and quote job number 1363911.

Applications close Friday, 9 November 2018 at 5pm.

 

PROJECT LEADER - SUPPLIES

About the role

This busy full time role is for a person who is self-motivated and focuses on providing quality services to join our team at Wellington.

Conducting a general election is a large logistical exercise requiring the procurement, management and delivery of hundreds of items throughout New Zealand.

Here’s your chance to contribute to New Zealand’s democracy as part of a small, dedicated team of electoral experts who design, build and implement processes and systems for Parliamentary elections and referenda.

Key Responsibilities

As part of the Voting Services team, you will contribute to the successful delivery of electoral events by leading the supplies project. You will:

  • Design, develop, test and procure new and existing supplies
  • Oversee the ongoing management and distribution of supplies
  • Ensure supplies and logistics related processes are well-designed and easy to follow.

About You

  • A pragmatic person with a “can-do” attitude
  • Enthusiastic and team-focused
  • Strong planning, analysis and relationship management skills, supported by solid decision-making
  • Good budget management and computer skills
  • Strong problem solving and communication skills
  • Some experience or interest in the procurement of goods and services
  • The ability to manage multiple priorities under tight timeframes.

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 or to apply for this role, go to: www.jobs.govt.nz and quote job number 1364249.

Applications close Friday, 9 November 2018 at 5pm.

 

Last updated: 08 November 2018