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Committee Administrator (Fixed Term - 15 Months)

Job No: PNCC296
Location: Palmerston North

We are on the look-out for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join the Strategy & Planning Unit at Palmerston North City Council as a Committee Administrator.

The Governance Team provide administrative support to the Council in its role of enabling the citizens of Palmerston North to participate in the democratic decision-making process. As an experienced administrator you will join our team to provide efficient administration services to support the tasks and events associated with local democracy.

Good interpersonal skills are a must, along with your ability to communicate effectively. With your proven organisational skills, and attention to detail, you will quickly adapt to meeting deadlines without supervision. Your talent for working within a team environment will be an advantage, as will your ability to communicate with key stakeholders within and external to our organisation.

You will be responsible for providing accurate and timely administrative services to assist with managing Governance processes. You will provide support services to various Council meetings and Trust Boards, which will include giving preparation and planning guidance. You will be a skilled user of Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel, which will enable you to successfully take minutes within a meeting. Excellent literacy skills are required, and local government experience would be advantageous.

If you believe you have proven organisational ability, can meet deadlines and are passionate about positively contributing to a small team, please apply today!

Applications close: 11.00 pm, Sunday 17 March 2019

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and welcome applications from all those suitably qualified for this position. 

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I understand that the Palmerston North City Council may require verification of an applicant's academic record. I consent to the Palmerston North City Council seeking verbal or written verification on a confidential basis of my academic record as described in this application form or in any Curriculum Vitae I have provided. I understand that this information will be used for the purposes of assessing my suitability for the position for which I am applying. I authorise the release of this information to the Palmerston North City Council.


I declare that to the best of my knowledge, the information supplied in this application and in any Curriculum Vitae provided is correct and I understand that if any false or deliberately misleading information is given, or any relevant material withheld, I will not be accepted, or if I am employed, my employment will be terminated. I also understand that any false information given in relation to my medical history with regards to gradual process, disease or infection, can result in my loss of entitlement for any compensation from ACC. I further understand that any offer of employment if made is conditional on my obtaining a full medical clearance through the Council's pre-employment medical examination or employment check.  In applicable areas of employment credit checks, Ministry of Justice Criminal Conviction checks, and visa checks may be undertaken to assess candidate suitability for a position.  I understand that I may be required to give my consent for these checks and that any offer of employment if made is conditional on the results of these checks.

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