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Conference Manager

Full Time | Hospitality & Tourism | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

Conference & Banqueting Manager Due to a refurbishment programme and increasing levels of business we require the expertise of a full and /or part-time Events Manager and Coordinator for our busy Hotel and Conference Centre in New Plymouth. Previous hospitality experience or experience in a similar role is preferred. Our privately owned property operates a selection of seven conference rooms, an a la carte restaurant and a large accommodation component. You should be flexible in your hours and available some weekends/evenings. If you have a passion for looking after your clients and guests, enthusiastic and able to communicate with people on all levels, enjoy both coordinating, selling and delivering to a high standard – we would love to meet you ! Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Orangery Restaurant - Flambe Chef Waiter

Part Time | Hospitality & Tourism | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

Orangery Flambe Restaurant. A well established restaurant looks to expand our team of flambe chef/waiters. Preparation and cooking of traditional Chateaubriand, Steak Diane, Pernod Seafood and Crepes Suzette. Part time position up to 5 evenings per week including Saturday. This would suit an experienced waiter or chef with an outgoing personality who can deliver great customer service.. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.


Full Time | Science & Technology | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN Technix is a long established company. It is an innovation leader with patented, globally unique, bitumen processes, products and plant. It has a number of maturing projects that will be introduced to the market during 2018. We require the services of a person to assist in challenging research projects and laboratory testing. The work can be full-time or part-time, with flexible working hours, utilising the company's excellent laboratory and pilot plant facilities in New Plymouth. Tertiary science or engineering qualifications, and good practical laboratory skills and experience are essential for this role. An excellent knowledge of organic chemistry is advantageous. Please address applications to Nargess Puladian at Technix Industries Limited, Private Bag 2222, New Plymouth 4342, Phone (06) 759 8700 Ext. 733, Fax (06) 759 8701, email:

Curatorial Intern

Contract | Marketing, Media, Creative & Comms | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery is New Zealand's contemporary art museum. The latest addition, the Len Lye Centre, is New Zealand’s first institution dedicated to a single artist, the pioneering film-maker and kinetic sculptor, Len Lye. We are seeking an Intern to join our Exhibitions and Collections team for 40 hours a week for three months. To be successful in this role, you will have a degree in art history, museum studies or cultural studies, preferably with a keen interest in contemporary art. You will have excellent research and writing skills in the field of contemporary and modern art practices and artworks. You will also have knowledge of museum standards for art handling and collection storage, and it would be advantageous to have experience in proofing and editing printed material or publications. If you are successful, you will support the Govett-Brewster curatorial team with curatorial research, exhibitions history research, artist liaison and other aspects of project coordination. You will receive a stipend for your work, which will be discussed during the recruitment process. If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for, we would love to hear from you! Applications close on Sunday, 11 February 2018.

Account Manager (Parental Leave)

Full Time | Sales | All Taranaki

Are you from Taranaki and know everyone? Is it time for a new challenge? Are you highly disciplined, self motivated and self managed? Then this 12 month maternity leave contract might be for you. Being a highly motivated sales-driven person you’ll want to join our equally motivated, extremely good-looking, talented and successful sales team. This is not a job for beginners, you’ll need at least 5 years work experience where you have exhibited your passion for people, business and sales. To fit in around here you’re someone who is a can do person, someone who does not need to be babysat in order to achieve, and you’re totally committed to exceeding personal goals, objectives and sales targets. If you are über-resilient and not afraid to knock on doors or to get stuck in and secure the sale, then this is for you. If you’re the one for us you’ll reap the rewards of a challenging but fun industry within a highly motivated team. Make sure you tell us about your business and people skills, your drive for selling in a competitive advertising environment and your ability to support and develop an existing client portfolio - your application should demonstrate your success. One more thing, while a background in commission based sales is preferred, it’s not a deal breaker.

Head of Finance - Leading Travel Company

Full Time | Accounting | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

ABOUT US We believe that travellers, anywhere in the world, should be empowered to make meaningful contributions to the communities they are visiting and we take pride in making this happen. International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) is the world's leading volunteer travel organisation, providing affordable and responsible volunteer programs in over 40 destinations around the world. Some of our achievements to date include: - Over 80,000 volunteers since 2007 - Over 350 staff working under the IVHQ brand globally - Programs in 40+ countries - 35 full-time staff in New Zealand - Supreme Award Winner at Taranaki Business Awards 2016 IVHQ consistently punches above its weight. We have exciting development plans for 2018 so now is a great time to get on board. THE ROLE We're looking for an exceptional financial leader to support IVHQ through the next phase of development and growth. The Head of Finance is a key member of our executive leadership team, reporting directly to the Executive Director. Critically, while assuming broad responsibilities similar to a financial controller, this person is also required to be close to the detail to ensure financial reporting and measurement of business performance is robust during a high growth phase. You will be commercially savvy and able to grasp our business quickly in order to provide analysis and modelling to support new initiatives. You'll have a proven track record of identifying and executing opportunities to drive the growth and efficiency of fast-paced customer centric organisations. The Head of Finance position is hands-on and requires close involvement and management of all financial aspects of the business. You will need to be be a self-starter willing to roll-up your sleeves, and you'll have strong leadership and strategic thinking skills. Areas of responsibility include reporting, performance monitoring, funding, budgeting, performance improvement, administration, systems improvement and strategy. This is a brilliant role for someone who is comfortable working at the most senior level and presenting to an engaged Board, but also willing and keen to get stuck into the detail of our day-to-day operations. Don't expect your own office or to be sat at a desk all day - we're big on flexibility and you'll have the opportunity to travel and experience our volunteer programs. Become part of a global company, going places! REQUIREMENTS - Previous senior accountant or financial controller experience (minimum 5 years) - CA/CPA or CFA equivalent qualification - Undergraduate degree in accounting - A background within the finance function of a high growth business - Practical knowledge of managing debt facilities and treasury reporting - Previous experience within one of the Big Four accounting firms is preferable - Passion for using business as a force for good and creating a positive global impact BENEFICIAL EXPERIENCE - Online direct to consumer businesses - Travel and tourism (particularly global or outbound) - M&A execution and integration - Experience of working with private equity backed or publicly listed businesses BENEFITS - Competitive remuneration and performance bonus opportunities - International travel - Central New Plymouth office - Awesome company culture and flexible hours Please apply with your CV/resume and a cover letter. Applications close at 5pm on Monday 29 January 2018. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Assistant Service Centre Manager

Full Time | Customer service & call centre | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

Job ID: 20570 We work together to make a difference for New Zealanders. Whether that's, supporting someone into work, ensuring support is there for people who can't work, or helping one of our seniors by granting their entitlement to New Zealand Superannuation. As the Assistant Service Centre Manager, you will assist the Service Centre Manager in planning, managing and coordinating the day to day operations of the Service Centre with a focus on providing operational support to the team and region. This will include coordinating key centre activities such as reporting, managing complaints, decision support, issue identification, escalation and managing internal controls. You have a pragmatic and solutions focus approach to your practice and can demonstrate a history of resolving complex client issues which will include the review of decision process. In partnership with the Service Centre Manager and the wider team you will to continue the drive to the Ministry's on-line services and other key campaigns. As you will be working closely with Case Managers, Service Centre Trainers, training providers and other stakeholders, it is important that you are able to establish and maintain positive working relationships and communicate key messages successfully. You are confident organising work priorities and achieving results in a high pressure, client focused environment. To do well in this role, you will have: strong relationship and conflict resolution skills the ability to engage and quickly build rapport with people from varied and diverse backgrounds proven work performance and a strong commitment to achieving results up to date knowledge and skills in the delivery of a the full range of employment products and services knowledge of the current labour market, issues and opportunities a full clean NZ driver's license and able to travel to fulfil job requirements This is an ANZSCO level 4/5 role so New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency at time of application is required Salary for this role is between $64,363.00 to $80,454.00 (80-100%) of the band, per annum. Application along this scale is commensurate with relevant work experience and qualification. If this opportunity is a match to your skills and experience, we welcome your application. How to apply Click the apply now button to submit your online application. If you are a current MSD employee, please apply from your work PC using your myHR login details. It is expected that an updated cover letter and CV is included with your application. These will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key attributes detailed in this advertisement and the competencies listed in the following position description. Applications close: Friday, 26 January 2018 at 11pm. For any further discussion about the role, contact Shelley, Service Centre Manager, on 06 968 6672. The Ministry of Social Development is one of New Zealand's largest government agencies. Our work to achieve better social outcomes affects almost every New Zealander, now or in the future.

Community Mental Health Nurse

Part Time | Healthcare & Medical / community services | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

Community Mental Health Nurse 0.50 FTE (20 hours per week) with the potential of additional hours in the future Established in 1998, Tui Ora is Taranaki's largest community based health and social services provider. Their vision is to enhance whānau health and wellbeing by working with a whole whānau/family to understand that many factors can influence a person's health. Tui Ora provide a recovery-oriented, community-based assessment, treatment and therapy service for Tāngata Whaiora with mental health and addictions problems. The Community Nurse/Allied Health Professional will undertake duties as required of a Keyworker and will deliver services that will contribute to Whānau Ora outcomes working within a multi-disciplinary team. Varied and challenging, this role recognises the need for supportive environments and individual resilience. Person Profile: Qualifications approved by the Nursing Council of New Zealand with current annual practicing certificate Experience over a range of mental health and addictions settings Experience in mental health intervention, treatment and support Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team environment Experience or demonstrating an understanding of reporting Knowledge of applicable regulations governing clinical practice An understanding of mental health, consumer and advocacy issues Proven experience of evidence-based best practice in mental health Outstanding written and oral communication skills Ability to commit to frequent travel within the Taranaki region – a company vehicle will be provided for this purpose and thus a full New Zealand driver's licence is essential The ability to demonstrate a practical understanding of the aspirations and challenges facing Māori New graduates are welcome to apply for this role. Tui Ora has a strong reputation as an employer of choice. You will be part of a collaborative, supportive work environment where people are treated with respect, valued as an important member of a passionate team performing interesting, challenging and highly rewarding work. Tui Ora seek people willing to embrace new ideas and those who want to empower others in improving health and wellbeing. Continuous improvement is embedded in the way that they do things, and they constantly strive for the highest standards of clinical practice and management. Applications close on Friday 2 February 2018 at 12noon Please visit our website to download an application pack and email completed applications to Only complete applications emailed to or hand delivered will be considered. CV's and Cover letters submitted via the Seek website will not be acknowledged and will be deleted. You must be eligible to work in New Zealand to be considered for this position. Visit for further information or contact our reception on (06) 759 4064 for an application pack.

Laboratory Technician

Contract | Science & Technology | All Taranaki

Laboratory (microbiology) Technician Our Client is a leading global agricultural science and technology company that provides agricultural products and services to a variety of clients across New Zealand. A progressive and innovative organisation strongly focused on customer service. One of the integral parts of the organisation is the Global Research Station. The station specialises in the research and development of crop protection products. In this position you will be responsible for: • Preparation and bulking up plant disease inoculum for use in disease field trials • Collecting and isolating plant pathogens for storage and future use in disease trials • Maintaining a fungal pathogen library • Managing all activities associated with a small pathology laboratory • Providing support to field research scientists in disease management and insect management disciplines. • Management of a small greenhouse and running of greenhouse studies Qualifications and Skills: • BSc in Microbiology or Biological sciences • Experience (minimum of 2 years) in general laboratory microbiology techniques • Plant pathology and culture of plant diseases is an advantage • Ability to follow methods and protocols • Strong EH&S focus • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work within a small team Our Client maintains a high level of health and safety awareness and all employees and contractors are required to abide by the company’s Health & Safety Policies. This position is for 30-40 hours per week. Hours of work will generally be 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. If you have proven abilities in the above mentioned then please apply online with an updated copy of your CV and covering letter. *Successful applicants with need to undergo Drug and Alcohol and medical testing

Maintenance and Diagnostics Trade Engineer

Full Time | Engineering | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

The Business: First Gas Limited owns and operates New Zealand’s high pressure gas transmission system, which transports natural gas from Taranaki to industrial consumers throughout the North Island. Our transmission assets span more than 2,200 kilometres and are valued at more than $1 billion. Supplementing its transmission system, First Gas owns gas distribution networks that supply more than 60,000 North Island businesses and homes. First Gas’ assets provide essential and strategically important infrastructure that support the New Zealand economy, and we are committed to ensuring that our customers obtain maximum value from using our pipeline system. The Role: The role is based in New Plymouth within our Programme Delivery team and will be managing multiple multi-disciplined construction projects throughout the North Island. We have a substantial capital programme planned for the FY17/18 year and beyond to deliver which will include projects of significant value and complexity. Reporting to a Lead Project Manager you will be part of a large team where autonomy and flexibility balance a challenging and interesting technical environment. Who we are looking for: As a Senior Project Manager, you will fully manage the complete scope of your nominated projects and ensure the co-operation and co-ordination of all stakeholders. To be successful you will need to demonstrate planning, influencing and leadership skills. We are looking for candidates who are able to apply project management disciplines and frameworks to core business processes and drive key outcomes and performance through appropriate communication and organisation. The successful applicant will have the ability to rapidly absorb and understand complex information, while liaising directly with multiple stakeholders to meet and exceed customer expectations and ensure that deadlines are met. The Benefits: Competitive remuneration Opportunity to contribute to a newly created business focused on growth Opportunity for personal and career development to realise ambitious plans for system use and growth Work in a complex, challenging environment within a high performing team Build and deliver a strategic plan on an infrastructure of national importance The Candidate: Our ideal candidate will possess: A tertiary qualification in engineering or a related discipline Project Management qualification / discipline Proficiency in project management disciplines gained through a number of years of professional project management experience Experience with working in the Oil and Gas industry Expertise at building and maintaining internal and external relationships at all levels of an organisation Contractor management experience throughout the lifecycle of a project Cost, scheduling and risk management experience A commitment to and understanding of Health and Safety requirements Great communication skills Ability to problem solve If this sounds like a role for you then please apply online. Note: If you apply for this position via Seek you will receive a follow up email advising you that some additional information is required and providing a link to follow. The additional information required is the completion of the downloadable Application Form to be found at the bottom of the linked page. Applications close: 02 February 2018, 5.00pm. Applications Close: 2-February-2018 For a copy of the Job Description visit Jo Morgan First Gas Ltd

Painters, Interior and Exterior Plasterers

Full Time | Trades & Services | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

Painters Interior Plasterers Exterior Plasterers Labourers We are looking for the above to join our current team for projects around the Taranaki region This person(s) should have - A good attitude and work ethic - Reliability - Good organisational and communication skills - An ability to work as part of a team - Own transport - An awareness of Health and Safety procedures If this sounds like you please phone Office (06) 757 5880 New Plymouth Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Blaster Painter

Full Time | Trades & Services | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

TBS are currently operating on numerous sites on a shutdown, project and maintenance basis. We are seeking to gain some depth in our coatings team. We are looking for well organised Industrial Blast Painters in our Coatings Division. The role will require the successful candidate to have experience in Industrial Spray Painting and preferably a Level 2 qualification in Blast Coating. Pre-employment medical testing including a drug and alcohol test will need to be passed prior to any offer of employment. TBS offer attractive employment conditions including generous overtime rates, a supportive working environment, room for growth and a safe place to work. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

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