Maintenance Planner & Project Coordinator

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Category: Other
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 13-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: 21483
  • Job Title: Maintenance Planner & Project Coordinator
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Maintenance Planner & Project Coordinator (Fixed-term)

Government House, the official residence of the Governor-General of New Zealand

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) supports the Governor-General in her role as the representative of New Zealand’s Head of State, Queen Elizabeth II, and to fulfil important constitutional, ceremonial, community and international roles.

The team at Government House is responsible for the day-to-day management, control, maintenance, preservation and enhancement of the buildings, grounds and assets of Government House Wellington and Government House Auckland. The team also provides a unique and comprehensive household and hospitality service to the Governor-General and her family, and the great many guests and visitors who come to the official residences for events large and small.

The role

This is a fixed-term opportunity to work as part of the Operations team at Government House, Wellington. You will be part of a small hard-working team, reporting to the Team Leader, Operations. This position involves:

  • operational planning, covering the Government House’s 20-year maintenance plan;
  • engaging with and maintaining contractor relationships, including contract administration;
  • keeping aware and on top of maintenance work requirements and how these interact with the activities and work of other parts of the Government House team
  • liaising and working with other members of Government House, particularly the Operations team;
  • promoting the Office and household of the Governor-General through cooperative internal working relationships and handling external contacts with discretion and efficiency.


Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • excellent administrative, communication, and people skills;
  • a high level of literacy, attention to detail and a can-do approach;
  • previous successful experience in a similar role;
  • excellent Microsoft skills, especially Excel;
  • a clear understanding of budget management;
  • a willingness to learn and adapt to Government House procedures;
  • the utmost standards of punctuality, reliability, honesty and integrity;
  • an ability to work as a team and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues;
  • a commitment to the provision of quality service; and,
  • an ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion;
  • If required, the availability to travel to and work at Government House Auckland.


The role provides plenty of variety and challenges with no two days being the same. Your day will incorporate a mix of administration, some budget management, operational co-ordination, and long-term logistics planning.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a RESTRICTED security clearance. This requires you to have New Zealand Citizenship or Permanent Residence, and to have spent the last five years in New Zealand, Australia, the UK, the US, or Canada.

Applications close 11:55pm 20 November 2019. For further information, please contact Damian Bengree, Team Leader Operations, Government House;