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Project Coordinator - Interesting Secondment Opportunity

Wellington (Te Whanganui a Tara)
Expires in: EXPIRED
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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

  • Wellington CBD based with opportunities for flexible working
  • Diverse range of project work impacting across Ara Poutama
  • Join a close knit and supportive team 

'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.


The People Portfolio sits within the People and Capability business group. We deliver effective solutions to ensure our people have the capacity and capability to achieve the outcomes defined by Hōkai Rangi.


Mō te tūnga | About the role

We're looking for a proactive and task focused operator to join our team and work collaboratively alongside Project Managers and project teams to coordinate project development and delivery across Ara Poutama's diverse work programme.
In this role you will be responsible for delivering timely preparation and maintenance of project plans and schedules; coordination of project and governance meetings; monitoring and reporting on progress of activities; risk register management; and ensuring regular and open communication with frontline staff and managers involved in the implementation of new operational practices, systems and initiatives.

Fixed Term until March 2024


Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

You will be an experienced project coordinator with:

  • Cultural Capability - A strong understanding of Hōkai Rangi and our cultural values. An understanding of te reo me ona tikanga is beneficial however not essential.
  • strong prioritisation skills – you thrive when given responsibility to plan, organise and deliver tasks to set deadlines, and you quickly establish and maintain practical systems to manage your workload effectively
  • ability to coordinate multiple projects/workstreams
  • natural collaboration abilities, developing and maintaining positive working relationships with peers and stakeholders at different levels
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to take accurate minutes as well as collate, summarise, and present information in a variety of formats to suit your audience
  • strong attention to detail, in both the work you produce and with monitoring progress, actions and upcoming due dates


Utu ā-tau | Salary

Salary band has a midpoint of $71,527 with a full range between $60,798 - $85,833 per annum with appointment and remuneration reflective of skills and experience relevant to the role.


Wā Mahi Ngāwari - Flexible Working

If you're interested, we are open to discussing flexible working options with you.  This can take many forms such as, remote working, flexible start and finish times.  Please feel free to talk to us at the about the flexibility you need and we will explore what's possible for the role.


Ko wai 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. 

Our strategy, Hōkai Rangi ( provides a clear direction of travel - one that builds on the good things that are already happening, and, most importantly, how we can innovate to find new ways of doing things to achieve better outcomes for Māori, whānau and communities.

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 Hōkai Rangi.


Tono ināianei | Apply Now

To apply, please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter 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. 

Applications close Monday 27th Of November

We continue to seek out talented individuals who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whānau.  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


Wellington (Te Whanganui a Tara)