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Business Administrator

Napier Corps, Napier

We are looking for a full-time (37.5 hours per week) Business Administrator for our Corps (Church) and Community Ministries Centre based in Greenmeadows, Napier.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, Te Ope Whakaora, is a world-wide evangelical Christian church and human service provider that assists over 120,000 New Zealanders every year through the provision of a wide range of community services.  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 Napier Centre encompasses the Corps (church) and community ministries, which includes a food bank, budgeting services and transitional housing. There are also three Family Stores in the Napier area.

About the role

The Business Administrator is responsible for human resources, financial, and facilities functions for Napier Corps in order to ensure organisational effectiveness and efficiency.

We are looking for a person with passion and energy with a minimum of three years' experience in business administration, who is highly organised, adaptable, and takes initiative. Your outstanding interpersonal skills will see you quickly build healthy relationships with employees, contractors and management.

Key tasks:

  • Financial Administration;
  • Human Resources Support;
  • Property Management;
  • Strategic Development;
  • Mission Support;
  • Health & Safety.

Person specification:

  • Sound knowledge of accounting principles and practices;
  • A relevant accounting qualification, with experience in a similar hands-on accounting role;
  • Experience with payroll systems and associated HR requirements;
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills;
  • Self-motivated and uses initiative;
  • A positive, can-do attitude;
  • The ability to work methodically and systematically with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Analytical and proactively looks to improve operational systems and service delivery;
  • Excellent communication and listening skills and the ability to work within a team;
  • Strong planning and organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise tasks under pressure;
  • Commitment to the Mission of The Salvation Army and be able to work within The Salvation Army structure and systems.

Contact information

For more information about this role, please contact Brenton Millar by email


To apply please email your cover letter, CV and application form (see below) to    Please ensure all required documentation is supplied.

The application form can be downloaded from:

Applicants for this position will need to have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.  All employment offers are subject to the completion of a satisfactory Police Check.

Closing date

Applications close 12 noon on Friday, 30 September 2022.

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 Christ. 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.