Current Public Health Vacancies

Public Health Association of New Zealand is looking for the next superstar Office Manager

As the Office Manager, you will be responsible for the management of accounts and administrative support to the Chief Executive and the small PHA’s National Office. You will be a vital part of our team, and work with us to ensure that National Office and its staff are well-supported in their day to day administration needs.

You will be accountable for the work you do and contribute positively to future outcomes for the Association and public health in New Zealand. As a part of our team you will develop collaborative efforts toward evidence-informed submissions that will support our members and stakeholders in advocating for better health outcomes and health equity in Aotearoa New Zealand.

We are looking for someone who

  • Ideally has a passion for Public Health and Social Justice issues in Aotearoa
  • Show respect for and have an interest in Māori history, tikanga and traditions, including use basic greetings and pronunciation of Te Reo Māori
  • Upholds and uplifts Te Tiriti O Waitangi (Māori version) principles
  • Demonstrated office organisational skills
  • Ability to proactively manage multiple tasks and deadlines for self and others
  • Very good oral and written communication skills, and the ability to communicate with a wide range of people and organisations
  • Flexibility, willingness to take on new tasks and contribute to other work in the office as needed
  • Knowledge of Xero
  • Knowledge of MS Outlook, Word, and Excel and Wild Apricot website platform
  • Knowledge of Survey Monkey, doodlepoll, and Mailchimp
  • Knowledge of web-based content management systems is desirable.
  • Experience at organising meetings/events

Terms and conditions

This is a part- time (40 hours per fortnight) 12 month fixed term position.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience

Job description here

Further information and applications: Leah Bain

Closing date: Please send your cover letter and full CV, no later than June 25th 2021, 5 pm.

Place your advertisement here for $92 GST inclusive

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