Programme Administrator

Ara Poutama Aotearoa, Department of Corrections

  • Full Time Fixed Term
  • Wellington

About the Job

Programme Administrator - Māori Pathways Programme

  • Based at our Wellington National Office
  • Secondment/Fixed term opportunity until October 2022 

'Kotahi anō te kaupapa, ko te oranga o te iwi' – ‘There is only one purpose to our work:  the wellness and wellbeing of our people.

Mō mātou | About us

Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us and is our commitment to improving the oranga and safety of the people, whānau, and that of the communities we serve across the motu.

As a values-led organisation, we use the principles of rangatira (leadership), manaaki (respect), wairua (spirituality), kaitiaki (guardianship) and whānau (relationships) to shape how we work and deliver the outcomes in our strategy - Hōkai Rangi (

Mō te tūnga | About the role

Māori Pathways is a major programme supporting the corrections system to be more effective by using kaupapa Māori and whānau-centred approaches. This Programme reports through to the People Portfolio, which is one of three portfolios managing and driving change across Corrections.

The purpose of the Programme Administrator role is to provide effective administrative support to the programme and wider project teams within Māori Pathways. The Programme Administrator provides a customer focused service that anticipates and delivers the necessary administration for the successful programme delivery.  The accountabilities are business and project administration and event management.

Some of the role accountabilities include:

  •                   Provide general administration support to the Māori Pathways Programme and wider project teams to deliver core services
  •                   Complete onboarding of new staff, including site and health & safety procedures
  •                   Prepare and co-ordinate meeting requirements such as venues, agendas, information, and minute taking
  •                   Arrange travel as required for the team and ensure all expenditure and reimbursement of expenses is in line with the Department's Travel policy/procedures and financial policies.
  •                   Assist with the development and implementation of new policies, processes, projects, and initiatives
  •                   Participates and works as a proactive team member to support the achievements of the team

Ngā pūkenga e kimi ana mātou | What you will bring to the role

To succeed as a Programme Administrator, you will be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • General understanding about the importance of why the justice sector needs to change
  • General understanding of the importance and priority of pathways for Māori towards oranga
  • The ability to organise, plan and prioritise work across several phases of work
  • To establish and maintain practical systems to manage own workload and information
  • To plan and prioritise workload to achieve short and long-term tasks
  • The ability to concentrate on the task at hand without losing track of priorities and to meet deadlines 

We are looking for a highly organised individual with strong attention to detail, who can hit the ground running. Ideally you will have high levels of initiative, be able to demonstrate exceptional communication and strong relationship management skills, be flexible and adaptable to changing environments. 

Please visit our careers page to download the Job Description and view the full essential criteria requirements.

The salary for this role starts from $51,006 up to $72,008 based on demonstrable skills and expertise.

Additional Information If you are interested in this role as a secondment, please seek approval from your manager before submitting your application. 

Tono ināianei | Apply Now

To apply, please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter (PDF) describing your motivation for joining the department highlighting relevant skills and experience. Alignment to our kaupapa is critical to our success - we ask that you provide examples which reflect and demonstrate our organisation values. 

To be eligible for this role you must have the right to work in New Zealand. Please note: Applications close at 9:00 pm Sunday 26th September 2021. We will endeavour to contact you within two weeks of the closing date regarding the status of your application, however in some cases this may take a little longer

All applications must be submitted through our careers site to ensure transparency. Applications received via email will not be considered.

If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit or email our team at

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