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  • Category: Administration
  • Location: Canterbury (Waitaha)
  • Date Advertised: 13-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: APA/1449602
  • Job Title: Administrator
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Do you have the enthusiasm, dedication and the skills to become an Administrator within Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)?

This could be just the opportunity you are looking for!

We are looking for an administrator to join the Programme Delivery team based in Christchurch.

Our staff come from different backgrounds, cultures, education and experience – and together their purpose is to motivate people in our care to make positive changes in their lives, to help make our communities safer.

About the role:

You will be an integral part of a dedicated team providing a range of administrative support to Programme Facilitators and Principal Facilitators to support the effective set up and delivery of Departmental programmes in the Southern Region.

In this busy and varied role, you will be responsible for tasks such as but not limited to:

  • Accurately loading and updating information around programmes
  • Filing of completed programmes
  • Placing resource orders
  • Equipment and facilities maintenance
  • Extracting and collating of information from data bases
  • Taking minutes and preparing report packages for meetings
  • Co-ordination and organisation of meetings and travel bookings
  • Health, safety and well being representation
  • Reception duties when required to support the smooth running of programmes

Skills & Experience:

You will have superior work and time management skills as well as:

  • The ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Can-do attitude with a high level of initiative and discretion
  • Intermediate knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite

The salary range for this role is $44,408 – $52,137 and progression is dependent of required competency levels.  The work profile for this position is Monday to Friday, working a 40hr week.  The core hours will be between 8am – 5pm.

You will be based at the Regional Administration Building at Christchurch Men’s Prison however the role covers the wider region, and you could be required to work at any of the Corrections sites, therefore a full NZ driver licence is essential.

Applicants must be a New Zealand citizen, New Zealand Resident Permit holder, Australian citizen or an Australian resident who holds a current Australian Resident Return Visa.

If you have the skills and experience we are looking for then apply now to become part of our team!

How to apply

For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site including a cover letter and CV before the closing date of Friday 21 February 2020, 11:00pm.

If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit or email our team at

About us

Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us by Iwi and conveys the responsibility we have to support and guide those in our care to reach their potential.  

Our strategy, Hōkai Rangi (, provides a clear direction of travel – one that builds on the good things that are already happening, and, most importantly, how we can innovate to find new ways of doing things to achieve better outcomes for Māori, whānau and communities. 

It is an exciting time and we continue to seek out talented individuals who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whānau.