Vacancies

Executive Assistant - Auckland

The PSA Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi is the largest union in New Zealand, Aotearoa and is an innovative and dynamic organisation employing 180 staff throughout New Zealand. We have over 78,000 members working in central and local government, health and community services.  

Our core values include advocating members’ interests with a strong effective voice, standing together, supporting and empowering members, individually and collectively.  We embrace diversity and challenge inequality and our actions are characterised by professionalism, integrity and respect. We are a progressive and constructive union, constantly seeking solutions that improve members’ working lives.

We are looking for a permanent, full time executive assistant, based in our Auckland office. This role is to support four members of our leadership team; three industrially focused assistant secretaries and our newly appointed Kaihautū Māori, all Auckland based.

As an executive assistant you would provide high level administrative support and services to assistant secretaries, Kaihautū Māori, and will work closely with the wider secretaries’ support team in Wellington. There is an additional focus on providing operational HR admin in the assistant secretaries’ role as managers of staff.

Our executive assistants operate in a busy and complex environment and work closely with a diverse range of external stakeholders, employers and government agencies. We need someone who is conscientious with a high level of discretion and judgement; has excellent written and verbal communication skills; works efficiently and effectively to deadlines and under pressure; has sound computer literacy in Microsoft Office and is a master of diary management.

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 also an EEO employer.

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

https://www.psa.org.nz/assets/Uploads/Application-for-Employment-form.doc

EA-to-assistant-secretaries-JD-September-2021.pdf

Completed applications including a cover letter and updated CV should be emailed to trish.mckinnon@psa.org.nz or posted to Trish McKinnon, PSA, PO Box 3817, Wellington 6140.

Applications close on Monday 19 April 2021 at 4pm.

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Organising Administrator - Wellington

The PSA Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi is the largest union in New Zealand, Aotearoa and is an innovative and dynamic organisation employing 180 staff throughout New Zealand. We have over 78,000 members working in central and local government, health and community services.  

Our core values include advocating members’ interests with a strong effective voice, standing together, supporting and empowering members, individually and collectively.  We embrace diversity and challenge inequality and our actions are characterised by professionalism, integrity and respect. We are a progressive and constructive union, constantly seeking solutions that improve members’ working lives.

We are looking for a permanent, full time organising administrator to support our industrially focused organising staff based in our Wellington office.

You will provide organising support to the assistant secretaries, NSLs (National Sector, Support, Strategic and Māori Leaders), organisers, delegates and members. This includes mail outs, ballot administration, travel bookings and general administration duties.

We need someone who can plan, prioritise and work to deadlines, has sound computer literacy, can collect and process information, is approachable and customer-focused, has good written and verbal communication skills, and a good eye for detail.

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 also an EEO employer.

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

https://www.psa.org.nz/assets/Uploads/Application-for-Employment-form.doc 

Organising administrator job description

Completed applications including a cover letter and an up to date CV should be emailed to trish.mckinnon@psa.org.nz or posted to Trish McKinnon, PSA, PO Box 3817, Wellington 6140.

Applications close on 4pm Tuesday 27 April 2021.

 

Legal Officer (0.7fte) Vacancy

 The PSA is the largest union in New Zealand and is an innovative and dynamic organisation employing 179 staff throughout New Zealand. We have more than 78,000 members working in central and local government, health and community services. The focus of the PSA is to advance the rights and conditions of members through building collectivity in the workplace.  The PSA takes a strategic approach to building unionism.

The PSA has a vacancy for an Legal Officer to join our 3-person legal team. This is a part-time 0.7fte permanent position preferably based in our Wellington office.

The Legal Officer (0.7 fte) will be expected to practice in all aspects of employment law, including  providing advice, presenting internal legal training sessions, attending mediation, and appearing in the Employment Relations Authority and the Employment Court when necessary.   We are looking for a person who is politically astute and supportive of the union movement, experienced in the application of employment law, committed to improving the quality of members’ working lives and is able to travel throughout New Zealand.   The legal officer will have the ability to hold a current practising certificate.

We are looking for someone who can work well with other members of the legal team and with other PSA staff.

 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:

Legal Officer JD October 2020

PSA Application Form

For any queries you can contact Liz Byron, Executive Assistant to the National Secretaries on 04-816 5036 or email liz.byron@psa.org.nz.

Applications close 5.00pm on Friday 30 April 2021.

 

Union Organiser - Christchurch

The PSA Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi is the largest union in New Zealand, Aotearoa and is an innovative and dynamic organisation employing 180 staff throughout New Zealand. We have over 78,000 members working in central and local government, health and community services.  As the largest union in New Zealand Aotearoa, we can provide opportunities for organisers to take up leadership roles in our sectors and across the organisation. 

Our core values include advocating members’ interests with a strong effective voice, standing together, supporting and empowering members, individually and collectively.  We embrace diversity and challenge inequality and our actions are characterised by professionalism, integrity and respect. We are a progressive and constructive union, constantly seeking solutions that improve members’ working lives.

The PSA Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi has a permanent, full time organiser vacancy based in our Christchurch office. 

We are looking for people with:

  • A commitment to the work of trade unions.
  • An ability to improve the quality of PSA Te Pukenga Here Tikanga Mahi members’ working lives.
  • The capability to build durable working relationships with members, employers, government and industry representatives.
  • The skills to develop and support members and delegates in dealing with issues impacting on their working lives.
  • Excellent communication, advocacy and leadership skills.
  • An ability to work accurately and efficiently under pressure, both independently and as part of a team.

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 also an EEO employer.

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

https://www.psa.org.nz/assets/Uploads/Application-for-Employment-form.doc

https://www.psa.org.nz/assets/vacancies/organiser-role.pdf;

https://www.psa.org.nz/assets/vacancies/Competencies.pdf

Completed applications, including a cover letter and CV should be emailed to trish.mckinnon@psa.org.nz or posted to Trish McKinnon, PSA, PO Box 3817, Wellington 6140.

Applications close 9am Tuesday 27 April 2021.