Accreditation Assessor – Wellington

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
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  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 11-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/1505504
  • Job Title: Accreditation Assessor – Wellington
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Accreditation Assessor – Wellington – Fixed Term – 36285


  • Diverse and exciting work
  • Full induction and training programme provided
  • 12 Month Fixed Term


About the Role

We are looking for an Assessor to support the accreditation function involving service and community providers funded by government. Social Services Accreditation is working under a new operating model to ensure our service is high quality, flexible and meets the expectations of the sector.

This role would suit a person with experience in accreditation and/or a background in community service with a focus on;


  • Social work
  • Health
  • Disability
  • Vulnerable youth
  • Justice sector
  • Culture diversity


You will be part of a dynamic and supportive Social Services Accreditation team, accrediting a wide range of social service providers. This role is based in Wellington.

Ideally you will be based in Wellington, but we are taking a flexible approach to ensure we get the right person.

This is a rewarding and varied role and you will be working both independently and collaborating as part of an accreditation team.


Skills & Experience

To be successful in the role you will need:


  • the ability to build and maintain relationships at all levels
  • strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • knowledge or understanding of the accreditation or contract process
  • the ability to work independently and as part of a bigger review team
  • analytical and critical thinking skills
  • knowledge of appropriate computer software for word processing, spread sheets, databases and office systems
  • vision and instinct, decision-making and big picture thinking
  • a good understanding of quality-based assurance processes or the ability to up-skill quickly
  • high level of accuracy with attention to detail.

This is a rewarding and varied role for a self-motivated, ethical and open-minded person. Most importantly, you will have a great work ethic, attitude and be a team player.


If you are looking to be part of a dynamic team where the team culture is important, the work is diverse, challenging and provides the scope for you to develop professionally, apply now!


About the Team

Social Service Accreditation (SSA) provides an accreditation service by assessing social service providers contracted by MSD, OT, Corrections, MOJ, HUD and MPP.

We are responsible for the establishment, development and management of relationships with communities and service delivery providers to ensure the delivery of a network of high-quality community based social services that improve the outcomes for communities and families.


How to Apply


All applications must be made online.  If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at

To apply, click the ‘Apply Now’ button to upload your CV and cover letter, and complete the online application form. Note – your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key accountabilities listed in the position description.

All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at


Applications close: Monday 25 January 2021


Position Description


Please see the attached position description for further detail.


Joining us


Joining MSD means being part of a whānau that celebrates the diversity each individual represents.  We show manaaki, we care about the wellbeing and success of people and want everyone to thrive, and be who they are in a supportive and inclusive working environment. We work together to make a difference for communities while doing the right thing with integrity. We are a Treaty partner committed to strengthening relationships with Māori, Hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.


If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so we can assist you through the recruitment process.