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Administration Assistant

Wellington Bridge, Wellington

The Salvation Army has been transforming lives since 1865.  We work in over 130 countries, coordinated by our International Headquarters in London and we are a registered charity under the Charities Act 2005.  The Army has over 2,000 officers and employees in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa and is recognised as a high value employer.  The mission of The Salvation Army in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa is caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society.

We have a vacancy for an Administration Assistant for our addiction service based in Newtown, Wellington.   The Salvation Army Wellington Bridge is part of our national Addiction, Supportive Accommodation and Reintegration Service.   The Wellington Bridge Centre exists to provide safe, integrated, high quality treatment and support services to people whose lives have been affected by alcohol or substance use. Our services are evidenced based best practise and are known for being people-centred, caring, transformative and responsive.

About the role/job description

Our team really enjoy the work and operate with a high level of trust and transparency; we’re creative and innovative, which has led to the Wellington Bridge being nominated for an award by CCDHB for Excellence in Innovation and Future Thinking – the only non-governmental organisation to be nominated in 2021 in the Wellington region.

You will join a passionate, professional, and caring team that support people accessing our Bridge Addiction programme.

We are looking for an Administrative Assistant to provide effective and timely financial and administration support.  Key tasks of this role will involve reception work, payroll, maintaining client and staff files along with working alongside the Business Manager assisting with general administration duties.

We welcome those with a lived experience of addictions (either personal to you or within the whanau) to apply for this role.

What’s in it for you

  • Being part of a dynamic and passionate team who care about supporting people and making a difference through a gold standard treatment programme.
  • Supportive work environment where employees are valued.

Person Specification

  • Practical experience administering payroll preferred but not essential as full training will be provided.
  • Excellent computer literacy skills.
  • Great interpersonal communication.
  • Works well as a team member.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • An aptitude for detail with a proven record ensuring operational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Friendly telephone manner.
  • General reception duties.
  • Able to competently manage competing work demands and exercise self-care.
  • Reliability and an ability to work autonomously, organised and efficient.

Although this is a full-time permanent position of 40 hours per week we would also consider applications from those interested in part time hours. 

To be appointed in this role, applicants must have NZ residency or a valid NZ Work Permit and give permission for the completion of a satisfactory Police Check.

To apply please send a covering letter, current CV and application form to

Application form can be downloaded from:

Closing date: Friday, 14 October 2022.  Please note, this advert may close sooner if a suitable candidate is found. 

The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church and human service provider. It is committed to caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society – all through the love of God shown in Jesus. The successful applicant should therefore show an ability to identify with the mission and values of The Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is committed to cultural diversity, and in New Zealand, our Tiriti partnership.

The Salvation Army is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable people, including children, and upholding their rights to protection from abuse and/or neglect.