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Executive Assistant - Corporate Services

Full Time | Office & Admin | South Taranaki District

Located between the majestic Mt Taranaki and the outstanding coastline of the Tasman Sea, South Taranaki is rich in art, culture, nature and wildlife. To keep our district running the best we can, we are searching for talented and passionate people to join our team. Right now, we are looking for a unique individual to join us as the Executive Assistant to the Group Manager Corporate Services. We are looking for a skilled individual who has a proven track record as an Executive Assistant in a corporate environment, who can provide the full range of administrative, secretarial and support services to our Group Manager Corporate Services. This position is part of the very busy Corporate Services Group, playing an important role to keep things on track and to generally make everyone's lives much easier. The ideal candidate will be highly professional and organised, able to respond to changing workloads and priorities while maintaining flexibility. This position would suit someone who has a positive attitude, great people skills, is detail-oriented and accurate with recording data. You need to be self-motivated and able to handle confidential information with discretion. A high level of integrity and professionalism is required, as is the ability to complete a high volume of tasks with minimal guidance or supervision. The successful applicant will need to be proactive, show initiative and have a good sense of humour. You should have well-developed communication skills (both written and oral) and excellent computer skills including proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. You will be working with staff, elected members, other organisations and the public so you will need to be able to deal with a variety of personalities in an efficient and courteous way. The South Taranaki District Council (STDC) offers a proven "Best Place to Work" environment and the chance to join an energetic and progressive workplace. We employ people with a 'Can Do' attitude who want to work for a united organisation with a strong sense of family that is proud to serve its communities. If this role appeals to you, head over to our website where you can access the background information and job description for the role. If submitting an application, please ensure you provide a covering letter outlining your skills and experience for the role along with your most current CV.

Nuclear Medicine MRT +CT/General

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

1.0FTE Fulltime Permanent Position We welcome applicants for the above position who are looking for a change of pace and wish to relocate to our beautiful province which promises an excellent work life balance. Taranaki offers a wonderful climate with beaches, mountains, sport, culture, excellent schools with a fantastic opportunity for a work-life balance. For more information on our great region have a look at and In our nuclear medicine department you will be working alongside one other highly experienced medical imaging technologist. The nuclear medicine department operates two out of three weeks and performs the following procedures: sentinel nodes, bone scans, gated hearts, thyroids, gastric emptying, renal studies and chemical stress perfusion scans. This role is for a dual trained technician, working in nuclear medicine and either CT or general x-ray dependent on scope. We have a Siemens single detector e-cam gamma camera on site and are planning on installing a Spect CT within 12 months. We have a commitment to develop and refurbish a new nuclear medicine department in our new facility (planned in the near future). This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate who is keen to settle in the region and have a say in the future of nuclear medicine in our region. You will join a staff of around 70; including MRT's in CT, General, MRI and ultrasound. You will be supported by a team of nine Radiologists (two with a special interest in nuclear medicine). We are looking for an applicant who is flexible, a good team player, and with a positive personality. You must be able to handle pressure and make sound decisions in difficult situations. Outstanding attention to detail and verbal and written communication skills are important, along with attention to detail. If you are enthusiastic, patient focussed and willing to work hard, then we would love you to join our team. This position would suit either someone seeking full time work, or technician prepared to work in a part time capacity. For further information, please contact: Salome Lingenfelder NM technologist or Sarah Caswell , Radiology Manager Click here for the position description. Applications close 20 July 2020. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Payroll Specialist - 20 Hours per Week

Part Time | Accounting | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

Owned by the Taranaki Regional Council, Port Taranaki Ltd is strategically important to the economic development of the Taranaki region. Port Taranaki is committed to making trade easy for our customers by working as one integrated team. Reporting to the Financial Controller, this new role will: Input and process fortnightly payroll Maintain and implement robust, effective and legally compliant payroll processes and systems Liaise with managers, HR, employees and external stakeholders (e.g. ACC, IRD, etc) Play a crucial role in the implementation of time and attendance and other payroll related technology systems Provide forecasting, reporting and data analysis to support resource modelling and labour costing It is important to note that the successful applicant will be required to contribute on a practical payroll level and at the same time be a highly professional, business minded individual capable of thinking strategically and contributing to proactive modelling. This will require utilising expertise in the areas of systems development, data analysis and forecasting. The successful candidate will have: Extensive experience in payroll processing and associated management reporting, working with both individual and collective agreements Demonstrated working knowledge of all payroll related legislation Software skills, specifically across the Windows Suite Project management and prioritisation skills Prior experience with the implementation of time and attendance systems and technology Analytical skills with the proven ability to model, interpret, analyse and explain information as required Excellent attention to detail and problem-solving abilities Strong communication and interpersonal skills and a superb customer service ethic. Prior experience with the implementation of time and attendance systems and familiarity with Datacom payroll systems would also be advantageous. Cultural fit is extremely important to Port Taranaki, so whilst you will be a highly experienced professional, you will also be someone with an engaging personality and values that are consistent with the vision of Port Taranaki. If you can demonstrate that you meet the above key selection criteria and you are motivated to contribute to the success of Port Taranaki, then apply online now. Applications must include a CV, cover letter and application for employment form. Applications for this position close 5pm, 7th July 2020. Applicants must have the right to work in New Zealand is required. About Port Taranaki Port Taranaki is centrally located on the west coast of the North Island and is the only deep-water seaport on New Zealand's western seaboard. Port Taranaki offers nine fully serviced berths for a wide variety of cargoes and vessels. The Port handles cargo principally related to the farming, engineering and petrochemical industries. Additionally, the port is a servicing base for sea transport and related industries and is a provider of related maritime, support and heavy lift services to the offshore and onshore oil exploration industries Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Skilled Labourer/Steel Fixing

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

Our client is the top supplier to some of the most respected and established businesses in New Zealand. They are a large family owned business operating across the whole country to provide their clients with exceptional products and services in the steel industry. Job Description: Pay rate: $20.50 - $22.50hr, based on experience Start date: Immediate Requirements: No previous experience is required but is preferred. This is a physical labouring role that required consistent heavy lifting. Type of work: Labouring/Steel Fixing Environment: Outside - New Plymouth industrial area Hours: 7.30am - 5.30pm The Role: Steel fixing - You will be responsible for securing steel reinforcing bars together using wire to build reinforced concrete foundations. Requirements to work for OneStaff: Strong & physically fit ID required (one of the following) NZ passport OR NZ Birth Certificate & Driver's License Pass a Pre-Employment Drug & Alcohol test Must have reliable transport CV, Relevant Certificates or License (i.e. forklift or site safe passport) Benefits of OneStaff: Paid weekly A commitment to Health and Safety Full PPE supplied Contracts with Holiday pay, sick leave, and ACC cover (T&Cs apply) Teamwork: paired up with a OneStaff client manager who will support your employment needs If this role sounds like you, please apply online TODAY with your CV to Megan O'Keeffe. OneStaff are 100% NZ owned and operated, and have branches across Invercargill, Queenstown, Christchurch, Nelson, Wellington, Palmerston North, North Shore Auckland, South Auckland, New Plymouth, Hawkes Bay, Hamilton, Tauranga and Rotorua. OneStaff. Working As One. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.


Full Time | Education & training | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

We are looking for NZ Registered ECE Teacher or 3rd Year Teacher in Training to join the Jumpstart Team. Jumpstart Preschools are a small group of locally owned and operated centres in New Plymouth. Jumpstart has been operating for more than 12 years, our centres have 4 year ERO returns and our local owners are committed to providing high quality ECE. You won't find a better place to work!! Find out what a few of our teaches have to say about us by watching the video clip attached. This video was made by one of our aweome support teachers while in lockdown. For more information check out our webiste and facebook page. WE ARE LOOKING FOR EDUCATORS THAT ARE ... FUN You must enjoy working with young children and show this through your interactions with our tamariki and Kaiako. HARDWORKING Early Childhood teaching is a challenging career, your teaching team will need your hardwork and support in all aspects of centre life. INSPIRED Your enthusiasm for learning must be evident in your practice, you need to find inspiration in the world around you and share this with our akonga. REFLECTIVE Jumpstart teachers are always looking for ways to improve, we embrace change and encourge critical reflection. COLLABORATIVE Jumpstart team members actively listen to their co-workers, respect ideas, solve problems, share responsibility and are accountable, flexible and positive. COMMITTED This is a full time teaching position within a large team. Hours of work include a 7.5 hour shift between 7.15am and 5.30pm, Monday - Friday. You are required to attend reglar paid staff meetings, approx 1 evening per fortnight. WANT TO JOIN AN INNOVATIVE, PASSIONATE AND PROFESSIONAL TEAM? For more information or to apply email or call 021 996 486 Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Agricultural Machinery Operator - fixed term

Contract | Agriculture, Farming, Forestry & Fishing | Stratford / Central Taranaki District

Hinton Contracting is a Stratford based agricultural contracting company, servicing Taranaki wide. We are on the hunt for some top quality, local operators to fill our 2020/2021 seasonal fixed term and casual contracts. We are looking for operators with a range of skills including: *round and square baling *loader wagon work *stacks *mowing *hedge mulching *drilling and cultivation We Offer: *great pay for great operators *top of the line equipment *huge well equipped yards and workshop *awesome team environment Positions start from approximately mid October with flexible finishing dates. Applications to include detailed list of relevant experience and work history, contactable references and a bit about yourself.

OSCAR Assistant

Part Time | Education & training | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

We are looking for a warm, passionate and caring person to join our teaching team at our OSCAR Programme (part time split shift before and after school, and full time holiday programme). This is a permanent position. We provide before school and after school care, dropping off to and collecting from the local schools and run a programme of games and activities each afternoon. During the school holidays we provide full time care with a range of different excursions and activities. We have a strong focus on providing a fun, nurturing, calm space in a loving environment. We do this through our high staff ratios. We are proud to be community based, with a strong wairua and focus on wellbeing. Applicants must have held a full driver's licence for a minimum of 2 years, and preferably be over 25 years of age. If this is something you'd be interested in, we'd love to hear from you. Please send your CV and cover letter to the Management Team via email at We look forward to hearing from you. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Stores Team Leader

Full Time | Manufacturing | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

General Oversight of Role * Dispatch function within store staff * Supervises store staff and allocates work load * H&S standards and active promotion of H&S culture * Incoming and outgoing stock functions Specific Stock Functions – responsible for * Ensures consistent and timely stocktake procedures * Support Quality Management Systems procedures including during dispatch * Tidy & safe storage in all areas in line with company policy * Picking, packaging and dispatching of customer orders Specific Staff Functions – responsible for * Organising workflow and ensuring employees understand duties and delegated tasks. * Supports and encourage team * Management requirement is communicated and supported by supervisor to staff * Ongoing training and development of store staff knowledge in line with company QMS goals * Monitoring employee productivity and providing customer feedback and coaching * Setting goals for performance and deadlines that comply with the company plan and vision Specific H&S Functions – responsible for * Maintains and encourages a clean and tidy workplace * Responsible for maintaining /supporting Health and Safety culture & work practices Specific Operation Functions * Organises stores consumables with admin dept. * Overseas plant maintenance and organises as directed by management * Daily Checklists are maintained for designated equipment Attributes required: * Great interpersonal and communication skills both with staff and management * Positive, proactive attitude * Task orientated * Lateral thinking * Good time management skills * Mechanically minded – advantageous Forklift licence Immediate start available, please send a cover letter and CV to

Technical Sales Rep

Full Time | Sales | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

Your Purpose Put your enviable people skills and farming know how to excellent use in a unique rep opportunity! Joining our Taranaki Technical Sales team with remit for a section of the region, you’ll quickly embed yourself as part of our tight knit farming community. Cementing yourself as their trusted advisor and ag product expert, you’ll partner with our current on farm customer base whilst actively hunting out new opportunities, looking to grow market share and build your brand in the region. When you’re not out on the road, you’ll find yourself in our local Farm Source store, where you’ll build strong relationships with the store manager and wider team as you work hand in hand to deliver the best service around! What you will bring We’re looking for people with a strong affinity to the agricultural / dairy industry with a streak of competitive nature and natural ability to build lasting and influential relationships. With that in hand, we are wanting credible sales experience in a similar role – whether you’ve spent time in a field role, or in the store as a sales person – and ideally some cropping and core dairy expertise. What matters most to us is your connection to the farming industry, willingness to learn and drive for results. Last, but certainly not least, you will need to have a full driver’s licence as you’ll be getting out about in the beautiful Taranaki region daily. Our Story We’re a co-operative of farming families who are passionate about creating goodness every day and leaving things in a better way than how we found them. Farm Source is the face and place of Fonterra with our shareholders and in the local community. We also have awesome training and development opportunities and provide a web of natural career progression opportunities across both Farm Source and the wider Fonterra business. If you use your initiative, have a great attitude, and live our values, the sky is the limit. So, what are you waiting for? Apply today and make your best career move yet! Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Land Management Officer - Riparian

Contract | Government & Council | Stratford / Central Taranaki District

Achieve change, get results! Strong influencing skills required to achieve behaviour change Taranaki Regional Council's mission is to promote the sustainable use, development and protection of our regions' natural resources. Our Land Management Officers play a pivotal role in achieving this mission through promoting our riparian management programme; one of the largest soil and water conservation programmes in the country. We are currently recruiting for a Land Management Officer, fixed-term for three years.The role of Land Management Officer (Riparian) is responsible for implementing the Council's riparian management programme and auditing the results. This role is focused on achieving change and getting results by convincing land owners to fence and plant land along the banks of watercourses with the aim of protecting and improving water quality. Additionally, auditing riparian plans to ensure they comply with any new regulations will be a major component of the role. This requires a proactive, confident approach to building relationships and using your superior influencing skills to achieve annual fencing and planting targets while also ensuring compliance with Council policies. To be successful in this role you will need to possess the following skills and attributes: An appropriate tertiary qualification Excellent communication and liaison skills, particularly the ability to foster community and individual land user understanding of the need to use land resources in a sustainable manner Effective influencing skills to achieve the implementation of the Council's sustainable land management programmes with particular emphasis on the riparian management programme A willingness to undertake compliance auditing when required A sound practical knowledge of rural activities that will enable you to develop a rapport with land users Strong computer literacy, including Microsoft and GIS An understanding of the Resource Management Act 1991 will be an advantage The work is conducted in all weathers and at times on rough terrain, so very good health and physical fitness is essential, as is a clean current driver's licence for a manual vehicle. Like to know more? Taranaki Regional Council, based in Stratford, offers an attractive workplace in a friendly and supportive environment. More details, including the job description, are available on our website For any further information, please call Karen Smylie, HR Manager on (06) 765 7127. Applications close on Monday, 6 July 2020 and must be made directly through our website: The Council is committed to the concept of equal employment opportunities. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.


Contract | Agriculture, Farming, Forestry & Fishing | New Plymouth / North Taranaki District

Land Based Training is looking for a dedicated Apiculture Tutor to deliver Level 3 part-time apiculture courses in Taranaki. This would suit an existing or retired beekeeper with excellent communication skills and a real desire to share their passion with others wishing to enter the industry. What are we looking for? previous experience in beekeeping is a must a genuine passion to work with youth and adults and take pleasure in their success the ability to work with colleagues and all stakeholders willingness to take ownership and responsibility for the success of the program good communication and reporting skills - computer literacy a must a great can-do attitude a tertiary qualification with relevant beekeeping experience is essential If this sounds like you then act quick… CV's to: Land Based Training P.O Box 689 Whanganui 4541 or e-mail to – Alternatively you can phone Gerard on 021-366 455 in confidence to discuss this opportunity further. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Healthcare Assistant IMMEDIATE START! New Plymouth

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

Do you want to be paid well for your hard work, including additional rates for weekends and night work, while keeping all your entitlements? Do you want the flexibility at work with the possibility of working up to full time work? Do you want employer support at any time of day? Do you want quick processing in the recruitment process? We have work available RIGHT NOW! Senate Nursing Bureau is New Zealand's leading and largest aged care agency, we take great pride in this with our dedicated office team working around the clock. Our staff are our priority. Having hundreds of staff throughout all of New Zealand and growing daily, many of whom work full time hours. Normally we can process applicants within a day once an interview is scheduled. We specialise in providing all kinds of healthcare professionals to our clients in rest homes and hospitals within the community. This includes registered nurses, healthcare assistants/caregivers, support workers to name a few. We are the preferred supplier for many of our clients meaning we get the shifts first! As a Senate employee you call the shots of when you want to work and how much work you'd like, meaning you can work as little or as much as you wish. If you'd like to become a member of our awesome Senate team the ideal skills and experience needed are; Experience working as a healthcare assistant or caregiver in NZ hospitals or community at a hospital level of care.(or hold a applicable qualification with experience overseas) Be reliable, motivated and have a warm, friendly and caring disposition dedicated to helping the elderly, vulnerable adults. Be confident in first aid, manual handling and infection control. Current certificates beneficial however not essential (be willing to attend our next training session) Reliable transport In return Senate will offer Excellent rates of pay, including extra allowances for weekend and night shifts, paid weekly. All other benefits Holiday pay, sick leave, days in Lieu, Kiwisaver entitlements etc Flexibility of hours, possibility of up to full time. Opportunity for ongoing training and career development. 24/7 support, our phone lines are always open to speak with one of our friendly consultants. To apply please send your CV and a cover letter to Marah at or call us on 06 222 0003 We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you! Senate Team Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

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