We are looking for an experienced Administrator to work within our Wellington Division based at Richard Evans House in Newtown.

About us

The Cancer Society’s aim is to lessen the incidence and impact of cancer on our community. We do this by focusing on support, research, prevention and advocacy programmes across New Zealand.

About the role

We are looking for an experienced Administrator to work within our Wellington Division based at Richard Evans House in Newtown. This essential role coordinates referrals for cancer out-patients undergoing active treatment who require assistance with transport from our volunteers to treatment centres and oncology appointments within the Greater Wellington area.

This is a job-share position where you would work 19.5 hours per week. The hours are 12.30pm to 5pm on Wednesdays and 8.30am to 5pm Thursday and Friday with some flexibility required.

Day to day you will be required to (but not limited to):  -

  • Action referrals and coordinate the Driving Service provided by Cancer Society Volunteers for cancer out-patients undergoing active treatment. 
  • Contact patients on referral and advise how the Driving Service operates
  •  Assess the requirements of a situation and to assign an appropriate Volunteer Driver(s) ensuring the best possible match between the patient and available volunteers
  • Accommodate unexpected changes in appointment arrangements and respond appropriately.
  • Complete monthly reporting requirements and process national travel assistance claims on a weekly basis.

About you

To be successful in this role you will: -

  • Enjoy helping people with the ability to relate to individuals from all walks of life.
  • Have strong organisational and administrative skills.
  • Be able to manage a busy workload and enjoy multi-tasking
  • Have highly developed written and oral communication skills and problem-solving abilities
  • Hold previous work experience in a relevant coordination or administrative position 
  • Competency in Microsoft Office products to an intermediate level is essential.
  • Ideally have experience in working with volunteers, and engaging with people of varied backgrounds, ages and cultures.
  • Candidates are required to be New Zealand citizens or hold residency status to work in New Zealand

The Cancer Society offer a supportive work environment with a valued commitment to employee well-being. We do this by providing staff wellbeing and flexibility working policies which include comprehensive sick and well-being leave plus supportive flexible working arrangements. If you would like the opportunity to be part of an organisation making a difference in people’s lives everyday then we would love to hear from you. 

Please apply on-line with a copy of your CV and a cover letter telling us what makes you perfect for this role.

A copy of the Job Description is available by contacting Moana Uerata-Jennings, Manager Volunteering moanauj@cancersoc.org.nz or Nicola McGregor, HR Advisor nicolam@cancersoc.org.nz 

Applications close 9th February 2023. 

Your application will include the following questions:

  • Do you have experience in administration?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
Last updated: January 19, 2023