Project Coordinator

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    6 months ago
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  • Category: Project Coordination and Management
  • Location: Wellington (Te Whanganui a Tara)
  • Date Advertised: 27-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: APA/1508934
  • Job Title: Project Coordinator
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  • Summary:
  • Full time permanent position
  • Wellington CBD based with opportunities for flexible working
  • Salary between $57,398 to $81,032 based on relevant skills and experience

‘Kotahi anō te kaupapa, ko te oranga o te iwi’  –  ‘There is only one purpose to our work:  the wellness and wellbeing of our people.

Mō mātou | About us

At Ara Poutama Aotearoa, the Pathways and Partnerships team are at the forefront of introducing new and exciting services across a variety of projects and programmes. We are a dynamic team of Project Coordinators and Project Managers who work with multi-disciplinary project teams to design operational services and deliver outcomes for Ara Poutama Aotearoa, people serving sentences, and the wider community.


Mō te tūnga | About the role

We’re looking for a proactive and task focussed operator to join our team and work collaboratively alongside Project Managers and project teams to coordinate project development and delivery across Ara Poutama’s diverse work programme.  In this role you will provide a vital administration and coordination service, specifically delivering the following: timely preparation and maintenance of project plans and schedules; coordination of project and governance meetings; monitoring and reporting on progress of activities; risk register management; and ensuring regular and open communication with field staff and managers involved  in the implementation of new operations practices, systems and initiatives.


Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

We want to hear from experienced project coordinators with strong prioritisation skills – you thrive when given responsibility to plan, organise and deliver tasks to set deadlines, and you quickly establish and maintain practical systems to manage your workload effectively.  As a natural collaborator, you have the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with peers and stakeholders at different levels, and you enjoy directly contributing to a common cause.

Complimenting this, you are a confident communicator with exceptional written skills and attention to detail – you have the ability to collate, summarise and present information in a variety of formats to suit your audience.  Cultural competence, specifically sound knowledge and understanding of tikanga and Te Ao Māori, will round off your profile.


Further info

The salary range for this role is $57,398 to $81,032.  Appointments are based on demonstrable skills and experience relevant to the role.  

To apply, please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter (PDF) describing your motivation for wanting to join Ara Poutama Aotearoa, highlighting relevant skills and experience.  Alignment to our kaupapa and values is critical to our success – we ask that you provide examples which reflect and demonstrate this.

Note:  We will be reviewing applicants through the advertising process and could be advising outcomes of your application before the role closes.

Applications close 11pm on Sunday 14 February.

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