With over 65,000 members the PSA is New Zealand’s largest union and we are still growing.  We are a modern, forward-thinking organisation that understands the important role that technology plays in helping us achieve outcomes for our members.

We also know that good people are the key to building our union and that’s why we are looking for a passionate IT professional to further our IT expertise.

In this role you’ll be the first point of contact when staff need assistance, so you need to be prepared to find solutions to their IT problems and provide good quality practical advice quickly.  You’ll need excellent people and communication skills, and you will know how to ask the right questions. You will also be able to translate your technical knowledge for non-specialists.  You’ll have lots of initiative, be flexible and able to think on your feet, and you’ll have great teamwork skills and a good sense of humour.

This role includes:

  • First level user support for laptops, mobile phones, VoIP desktop phones and Video Equipment etc.
  • User support for our main membership server and associated applications, eg backups
  • Website maintenance and updating.
  • Networking support
  • User support of Office 2010

Your IT technical knowledge should preferably include Microsoft or similar qualifications.

We are in the process of developing and rewriting older internally written SQL applications from asp classic and VB to C# and .net.  The ability to learn, write and fault-find these applications would be beneficial.

Your fit with the PSA’s culture is important, and for that you’ll need:

  • Really strong people skills
  • A logical approach to problems and a strong problem-solving orientation
  • The ability to listen as well as talk
  • Team working skills
  • A good sense of humour
  • Good timekeeping and the ability to work out of hours if necessary
  • The willingness to work in other areas if necessary

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.

This job is a great way to further your IT career in an interesting environment where IT is key to our growth.  We’d like to hear from you if you’ve got what it takes for this job so please download the following documents if you would like to apply:

For any queries you can contact Liz Byron, EA to National Secretaries, on 04 816 5036 or email 

Applications close 27 April 2018.