Growth Team – Recruiter

The PSA has a permanent, full time recruiter vacancy based in Auckland.

The PSA, Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi, is the largest union in New Zealand and is an innovative and dynamic organisation employing 150 staff. We have over 75,000 members working in central and local government, health and community services.  The focus of the PSA is to advance the rights and working conditions of our members.

The Growth Team recruiter’s role is to talk with possible members about the PSA, and encourage them to join the union.

We need an enthusiastic person with a proven track record in a sales environment, who also has an understanding of and commitment to trade unionism. An ability to promote the value of unionism and to customise that to create good recruitment outcomes is important.  Being adaptable, a quick thinker and well informed are also necessary attributes.

The main tasks are to recruit over the phone, and to recruit at worksites where the PSA has coverage. Group presentations, and helping site delegates to recruit, are additional features.

The successful candidate will be a team player and will be able to work well with our industrial staff in supporting recruitment programmes in organisations across all of our sectors.

Applicants need to portray a positive representation of the PSA and our values at all times.

Applicants also need to negotiate access to worksites and will need to work with local PSA delegates in approaching potential members at their place of work.

Full training is provided. Some travel is required.

The PSA Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi is committed to honouring Te Tiriti O Waitangi across our organisation and the work we do. Knowledge of te reo and tikanga Māori will therefore be an advantage.

The PSA is an equal employment opportunity employer.

If you would like to apply, please complete the attached application for employment form and return it with a letter of application and a CV. Email your application to or post to Trish McKinnon, PSA, PO Box 3817, Wellington 6140.

Growth Team Recruiter JD:

Application form:

Applications close Monday 3 February 2020.


Membership Officer

The PSA is the largest union in New Zealand and employs 170 staff. We have over 75,000 members working in central and local government, health and community services.

The Public Service Association has a vacancy in its Membership Unit and our busy Wellington based Membership Team is looking for an enthusiastic new team member.

The role 

You will be responsible for your own geographical region and rotated team work. A typical week might include processing new member applications, preparing fees schedules for reconciliation, following up on non-paying members, scanning and electronic filing, reconciling members’ union fees, liaising with payrolls, answering member queries by phone and email, processing refunds, following up on incorrect member data, updating work site details.

 Specialist skills and experience

  • You will enjoy the challenge of multi-tasking, being methodical in your approach, and prioritising your own and the team’s day-to-day workloads.
  • You will enjoy working individually and as part of a team in a busy environment.
  • You will be naturally organised and take ownership and responsibility for all tasks with a strong focus on team work.
  • You will be computer literate, and proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel.
  • You will have sound numeracy skills.
  • You will display a high level of accuracy and pride in your work with excellent attention to detail.
  • You will have strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • You will possess excellent time management and problem solving skills.
  • You will have a good geographical knowledge of New Zealand.
  • You will have proven experience within a busy database focused role.

Full training on the Unison system will be given to the successful candidate.

The PSA is committed to honouring the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi pursuant to the purpose and objects of the union. Knowledge of te reo and tikanga Māori will be considered an asset. The PSA is also an EEO employer.

Please download the following documents if you would like to apply:

For any queries you can contact Liz Byron, Executive Assistant to the National Secretaries on 04-816 5036 or email  

Applications close on Wednesday 12 February 2020.