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Team Coordinator and PA

Part-time, 4 days or 30 hours per week

Wellington-based 

About us

The Human Rights Commission (Commission) is an independent Crown entity. The Commission engages with decision makers and key influencers in civil society organisations to enable affected people to identify their human rights issues and develop solutions. We also facilitate engagement between Government, business and civil society to leverage systemic change and provide resolution for breaches of human rights.

Our Enquiries and Complaints (E&C) team provides a disputes resolution service to respond to complaints of unlawful discrimination and selected broader human rights matters brought to the Commission, and a front-line service for individuals contacting the Commission including with enquiries on human rights issues. Manages the Commission’s response to broader human rights matters, and provides analysis and advice on complaints brought to the Commission.

About the role

We are seeking inquisitive and driven individuals interested in statistical analysis and general administration. The role provides dedicated database reporting support, administrative support to the E&C team and the Chief Mediator.

Full accountabilities are available in the attached position description.

To be successful in this role, you will have

  • 3 years’ experience aiding and support to senior executives in small to medium sized enterprises in a similar role
  • experience in database administration and reporting is a must
  • must have strong analytical skills and an understanding of system databases, data elements, and application software solutions to maximise data gathering and data analysis
  • understanding of basic statistical methods will be advantageous
  • accuracy and attention to detail are paramount
  • knowledge of working on a Complaint Management System is preferred
  • proven record of confidentiality, discretion and judgement
  • ability to respond to written correspondence
  • Initiative, attention to detail, a systematic and organised approach, professional and unflappable
  • experience in supporting management processes including, diary management, agenda, papers and minutes
  • an understanding of central Government organisation and processes would be an advantage
  • experience in budget monitoring and working within tight financial constraints
  • expert user of Microsoft Office suite – Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • extensive knowledge SharePoint or any similar electronic database management
  • experience in project and event management

To apply for the role, please email your CV and cover letter to –

Kusum Chandrappa

Manager – People and Support

[email protected]

Applications close on Monday, 30 November 2017 – 5 pm.


The Human Rights Commission has four major statutory functions: to advocate and promote respect for, and an understanding and appreciation of, human rights in New Zealand society; to encourage the maintenance and development of harmonious relations between individuals and among the diverse groups in New Zealand society; to provide an enquiries and complaints service, and to promote equal employment opportunities.  We do not discriminate in our hiring practices and, to build a strong and diverse workforce, actively seek a diverse applicant pool including those with lived experience.