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Assistant Business Administrator

Addington, Christchurch

We are looking to employ a passionate and experienced Assistant Business Administrator for this new role at our Emergency Housing service located in Addington. This service has operated from this hostel site for 120 years, working with up to 88 men who are needing support towards independent living. More recently we have also opened a further 16 homes for families, across Christchurch.   

This is a 30-hour permanent position. Hours and days of work negotiable around school hours.

Our successful applicant for this role will already have been a Business Administrator for at least 2 years. You will need to have completed at least a Level 4 NZQA Certificate with preference for having (or near completing) a Level 5 Diploma, in Business or Accounting. Support towards completing these qualifications is available. 

Prior experience in administration within a charity based NGO health or social service, would be useful. You will be helping to assist our full-time Financial Administrator in finances, general administration, purchases, banking, payroll, phone calls, or other needs for the site. The office is located in a quiet garden area with free onsite parking.   

It is vital that you have the following :

  1. Very supportive of the mission of The Salvation Army and the work of the Addington Supportive Accommodation hostels.
  2. Have a full NZ drivers licence
  3. You need to be an active, friendly, “hands-on”, team player who enjoys working with people in need.
  4. Have completed at least an NZQA Level  4 Certificate in Business or Accounting. Preference will be for those who have completed a Level 5 Diploma.
  5. At least 2 years’ experience in business administration is needed.

Applicants must be eligible already to work in NZ with an NZ residency or work visa. There will be a criminal conviction history check for this role.

Application close Friday, 14 December 2018.

Job description from Glenn Dodson, Director, Addington Supportive Accommodation, CHCH.

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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.