Receptionist or Admin Assistant

at Ministry of Justice
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Date Posted August 12, 2022
Category Admin and Clerical
Job Type Full-time
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Receptionist or Admin Assistant Ministry of Justice location Auckland.

About the role we are looking for a full-time Receptionist/Administration Assistant to join our team in our Waitakere Office. We are a collegial and professional office of legal and support staff. You will be joining an experienced and supportive team who have a genuine interest in sharing knowledge and supporting one another in an enjoyable, busy and sometimes challenging environment. Your duties will include setting up reception duties, answering phone calls from key internal and external stakeholders and clients, dealing with a busy inbox, opening hard copy client files, photocopying and data entry.

Skills and experience to be successful in this role you will need strong communication skills, both verbal and written. To be a self-starter with proven initiative. To be a team player. To be experienced and efficient in a range of administration functions including typing and data entry. To be keen to learn about the world of criminal defence law.

Whilst you may have already gained some experience in a professional environment that is customer driven, and been involved in general office administration tasks, this is a chance for you to get in at the 'ground floor' and establish a great career path for yourself.

About our team at Te Tāhū o te Ture - the Ministry of Justice, we're committed to working together for a fair and safe Aotearoa. The Public Defence Service (PDS)  provides high quality legal advice and representation in a full range of criminal cases. Aimed at helping people access justice, the PDS promotes the values of respect, integrity, service and the delivery of excellent service to its clients.

Joining the Ministry of Justice means you will become part of an inclusive organisation that values you and the communities we serve. It's our promise to ensure our workplace is one where our people feel healthy and safe, supported and able to be themselves at work. We value respect as the foundation for building a positive workplace culture and one where diversity is welcomed and celebrated.

Salary range the remuneration band for this role is $48,184 to $56,136 - while the appointing salary will be based on skills and experience, we are willing to pay higher in the band to attract strong candidates into this role.

Our Ministry's top priority is the safety and wellbeing of its employees. We have a comprehensive range of health and safety protocols already in place across all our worksites to help keep our people safe from the effects of COVID-19. We strongly encourage and support all our people to be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. Our current policy position is that vaccination is not a prerequisite for employment. However, while employed by Te Tāhū you will be bound by all policies, procedures and rules which are in effect at the time. This includes any future changes to our vaccination requirements.