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Senior Advisor Recruitment – Corporate Services (Wellington Based)




This is not just any other Recruitment position, you will have the opportunity to make your mark, implement new initiatives and ultimately help the Commission to achieve their Key Mission: New Zealanders trust, value and take part in parliamentary elections.

About the role

Over the election period, the Commission will need to fill up to 25,000 positions throughout New Zealand.  As a crucial member of our recruitment team, you will manage multiple recruitment channels with a view to attracting high calibre staff who reflect the communities they will be serving throughout the country.  In this role, you will be responsible for establishing and building partnerships with a diverse range of communities, government agencies, and the broader organisation. This role requires someone who can think outside the box and has a passion for formulating and implementing a solid recruitment strategy. This is your chance to contribute to New Zealand’s democracy as part of a committed, supportive, and hands-on organisation.

About you

•    You could have agency or internal experience

•    Track record in high volume recruitment

•    Strong strategic, planning and project management skills

•    Excellent relationship management and communications skills

•    High level of initiative and ability to self-manage & a self-starter


About the Electoral Commission | Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri

The Electoral Commission wants every New Zealander to trust, value and take part in parliamentary elections.

We are an independent Crown Entity who works with and through communities to inform, engage and educate New Zealanders about the value of participation, make it easy for all to enrol and vote, promote understanding of New Zealand’s democratic processes, and deliver parliamentary elections and referenda. 

Why join the Electoral Commission?

The Commission is building an inclusive strength-focused culture where diversity is encouraged and valued. We understand how important family is; therefore, we support a family-friendly atmosphere. You will join a team who are here for the right reasons, and we are passionate about what we do.

What’s next?

For more information regarding this role, please email mariska.carlson-smit@elections.govt.nz or call me on 027 528 4713.

Applications close at 5pm Monday 8th July 2019.

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