Site Operations Administrator/Coordinator - Manaaki Whenua

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 05 Jun 2023

Coordinator/Administrator - Site Operations

Do you want a job that matters? We are looking for an enthusiastic multitasker who is skilled in providing efficient and effective administration and business support in a full-time role in a great organisation with a supportive team.  

Are you

  • passionate and professional in all you do and understand the value of customer service to an organisation?
  • keen on administration, on actioning and being responsible for your activities, and translating ideas into action?
  • able to self-manage your day and contacts while understanding the importance of reporting to those accountable?
  • keen to work for an organisation whose purpose is 'Science for our land and our future'?

Then read on and apply.

About the opportunity

As with all support roles at Manaaki Whenua, this full-time role is all about supporting our science outcomes. Specifically, this position supports the Site Operations Manager, who is based in Palmerston North, to ensure the efficient running of our Wellington Site.

Our team is all about promoting and implementing efficient and effective (best practice) management of site operations, and you will work with Science & Support leaders, staff, and key suppliers to provide:  

  • Fully compliant contractor management, emergency management, and site related HSE compliance systems and/or
  • Fully compliant procurement processes with a focus on the procurement process at a transactional/tactical level.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of systems and processes utilised by site operations, possibly on a national level.
  • Deliver customer satisfaction by executing agreed services, processes, and procedures to ensure quality and timely service delivery.
  • Administrative and coordination support to our Wellington staff and CRI/Science tenant partners

About you

The person best suited to this position will demonstrate strong administrative and people skills with the ability to forward plan, prioritise and get things done in liaison with others through influence and coordination.

Why Manaaki Whenua

Our land, our future - this is the essence of why Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research exists. At Manaaki Whenua we undertake research that focuses on preserving New Zealand's rich biodiversity, improving biosecurity, and protecting the health of the land, fresh water, and soil resources we need for a prosperous future. We recognise the importance of partnerships, the special role of Māori, and the need to ensure that all New Zealanders have the knowledge, understanding, and tools to truly live in harmony with our precious environment. We are recognised nationally and internationally for the quality of our research and work with a wide range of organisations within New Zealand and globally.

Manaaki Whenua embraces diversity and is committed to an inclusive and respectful workplace where everyone is valued for their unique contribution. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

What we offer

As an employee of Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, you will work with passionate and talented people in a caring and family friendly environment; enjoy good staff benefits and the opportunity for personal growth and career development.

How to apply

Enquiries about the position may be directed to Cherrie Linney, . For further details about Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research, watch this short clip: Manaaki Whenua and visit our website:

Apply online by viewing the position description and then clicking the 'Apply Now' button below. 

Applications close on Monday 5 June 2023 @ 5pm

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