Permanent, full-time

Are you an experienced administrator looking for a new opportunity?

Do you want to use your skills to support meaningful change for the mokopuna of Aotearoa and the direction of the future Children and Young People’s Commission?

We want to hear from you! Tono mai!

Mō mātou / About us

The Office of the Children’s Commissioner is an Independent Crown Entity, appointed by the Governor-General, carrying out responsibilities and functions set out in the Children’s Commissioner Act 2003.

On 1 July 2023, the Office of the Children’s Commissioner will become a new entity – the Children and Young People's Commission.

Staff of the current Office of the Children's Commissioner, including this role, will transfer into the Commission to deliver its responsibilities for advocating for mokopuna and monitoring important aspects of government’s treatment of them.

Te moemoeā: kia kuru pounamu te rongo; our vision that all children and young people of Aotearoa live their best lives, will continue to be central. For us, child wellbeing is whānau wellbeing.

We recognise that an important part of achieving our moemoeā is advocating for a society in which Te Tiriti o Waitangi is fully realised. For us, that starts within our tari - we are committed to being an organisation that centres mātauranga Māori and our te Tiriti obligations at the heart of all we do.

Mō te tūnga / About the role

Reporting to the Corporate Services Manager, the Administrator role will be responsible for making sure our tari (office) runs smoothly by providing high-quality administration and logistical support.

The job is varied and needs someone who is proactive, enjoys helping others and is happy to get stuck into whatever needs doing, including:

  • act as the first point of contact for all visitors and ensuring that the tari is well maintained
  • organise stationery orders, catering, venue/room bookings, travel arrangement, office equipment maintenance, new staff set-up
  • provide financial support - processing invoices
  • support the running of the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Committee

Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu / What you will bring

You will be an experienced administrator, ideally with a background in providing administration and logistical support within a team environment. Your organisational skills will be second to none and you will be exceptional in your ability to make things happen seamlessly. The ability to multi-task and prioritise work will be your superpower!

The successful candidate will also have:

  • Expertise in administrative systems, procedures and technology
  • Experience in financial administration – understanding of Public Finance Act administration budgets and invoice / account reconciliation
  • High level of proficiency in MS Office (MS Excel and MS Outlook, in particular)
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly oral and written skills
  • Proficiency in Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori, or a commitment to broadening your knowledge in these areas is highly desirable

Ngā hua ka puta i te mahi ki OCC / What we can offer you

  • A salary between $61,734 – $70,000 gross per annum (although we may be able to offer slightly higher for the right candidate)
  • A hybrid working model - some days working in the tari and some working from home
  • 4 weeks annual leave plus at least 3 additional paid leave days each year
  • Opportunity to learn or build on your Te Reo Māori through our weekly lessons
  • Working in a whānau friendly environment - we love having mokopuna in the tari!
  • Option for flexible working arrangements - flexible start and finish times, shorter hours and other arrangements can all be considered
  • Working with a team of passionate kaimahi who truly care about achieving the best outcomes for all mokopuna of Aotearoa

Me pēhea te tuku tono / How to apply

To apply, please complete the application form below and email this along with a cover letter and your CV to

You can find a position description for the role below. Applicants for this position should have the legal right to work in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Applications close 5pm, Tuesday 30 May 2023.