Tā tātou atarua – Our vision – Enabling what matters 

He angitūtanga - The opportunity

Are you a detail-oriented professional with exceptional organisational skills? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment, have an eye for detail and provide seamless administrative support? We have an exciting opportunity for a Business Support Officer to join our dynamic team!

As a Business Support Officer - Democracy, you will play a crucial role in maintaining the efficiency and effectiveness of the operations for our Elected Members. You will be responsible for a wide range of administrative tasks, ensuring smooth workflow and contributing to the overall success of our organisation.

Key Responsibilities:

· Assist with general administrative duties, including document preparation, data entry, and filing.

· Coordinate meetings, including scheduling, preparing agendas, and taking minutes.

· Provide exceptional customer service by promptly responding to enquiries and resolving issues.

· Assist in managing calendars, travel arrangements, and expense reports.

· Collaborate with various departments to support delivery of tasks and ensure timely completion.

He kōrero mōu - About you

As the ideal candidate you will be energetic, dynamic and people focused. You'll have a high level of computer literacy and attention to detail, as well as be proactive by nature and anticipate what comes next. This role would suit someone with an administrative background, and the ability to understand and follow policies and procedures, and the ability to streamline and improve processes where possible to better both staff and customer experience. Previous experience in local government would be an advantage but is not essential.

You will need to have flexibility in your working hours during the week, as you will be required at Council or committee meeting every Wednesday finishing around 8pm and a Monday night once every 6 weeks. Time in lieu will be given for any after hours work requirements. If you have any questions or want to know more about this please give us a call to chat about it.

Tā tātou ahurea – Our culture 

Horowhenua District Council is proud to be an inclusive workplace; we celebrate difference, diversity, and aim to empower our employees. We are an organisation built on innovation and optimism, and are embarking on an organisation reset. We are motivated to build a place where we value our people and provide opportunities for them to build outstanding careers and better Horowhenua.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou - What we offer

Here at Horowhenua District Council, we're all about seizing opportunities. An excellent working environment where passionate and committed team members who strive to make a difference for current and future generations. We've got a competitive salary and benefits package waiting for you, along with ample chances for personal and professional growth. We believe in nurturing your talents and giving you the tools to thrive.

Tono mai ināianei - Apply now 

If you're ready to be part of the decision-making process and make a real impact, don't delay! Apply today and show us what you've got. Alternatively, if you'd like more information, feel free to reach out to Ashley Huria or Grayson Rowse at 06 366 0999.  

Please upload a copy of your CV and a cover letter.

Please do not hesitate to apply if you think you have the right skills. We will be reviewing applications as they come in.

He rau ringa e pakari ai ngā taura whiri i ō tātou kāinga noho me ō tātou hapori – mai i te pae maunga o Tararua ki te moana

With many hands the threads which weave our neighbourhoods and communities together will be strengthened from the Tararua Ranges to the sea.

For a copy of the Job Description visit JD---Business-Support-Officer---Democracy.pdf