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Electorate Managers - multiple roles NZ wide

Posted on Tue, 9 Aug 2022

Work type

Fixed term contract



Close date

Mon, 29 Aug 2022

We’re now hiring Electorate Managers in regions across New Zealand to start work in February 2023 to help deliver the 2023 General Election.

The Electoral Commission wants every New Zealander to trust, value and take part in Parliamentary elections. Here's your chance to contribute to New Zealand's democracy by working alongside a small team of electoral experts who design, build and implement processes for Parliamentary elections and referenda. It is an exciting and varied role within a team that is committed, supportive and hands on. 

Job locations

Whangārei, Whangaparāoa, North Shore, West Auckland, Central Auckland, East Auckland, South Auckland, Pukekohe, Hamilton, Tauranga, Napier/Hastings, Gisborne, Taupō, New Plymouth, Whanganui, Palmerston North, Wairarapa, Kapiti Coast, Greater Wellington, Nelson, Blenheim, Christchurch, Timaru, Dunedin and Invercargill. 

Key responsibilities 

  • plan, manage and deliver a large operational event
  • build and lead an electorate team to successfully deliver voting service to the community
  • find voting places in areas that meet your communities’ diverse needs including focusing on areas to ensure Māori participation in the electoral system
  • deliver accountabilities in relation to Māori electorates where appropriate
  • ensure sufficient people, that are reflective of the communities they serve, are recruited, and appropriately trained
  • ensure electorate materials are securely managed
  • manage the electorate budget and deliver the agreed services within the allocated budget
  • ensure that electoral processes are completed to agreed standards and timeframes, including the election night results and the official results.

The role requires you to work a minimum of 38 weeks of full-time work between 13 February and 3 November 2023. You will also be required to travel throughout your electorate on a regular basis and to attend national and regional training sessions.

To be successful in this role you need to demonstrate:

  • leadership, communication, and proven ability in relationship management
  • ability to build a diverse, high performing team
  • ability to plan and deliver an operational event to tight deadlines
  • knowledge, awareness and strong networks with different cultures within your community
  • knowledge, experience and capabilities working with Māori ensuring input into delivery of electoral events
  • sound working knowledge of the Microsoft applications (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • sound judgement and decision making.

Applications close

Applications close 5pm on Monday 29 August 2022

We will respond to your application as early as possible. However, as we anticipate high interest and many applications for these roles, please allow up to two months for us to get back to you before contacting us about your application.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand 

All Electorate Managers are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide a copy of their My Vaccine Pass (MVP) when accepting an offer of employment with the Electoral Commission.

Apply now

We are taking applications via Seek, so follow the link below and find the location you would like to work in. You will need to upload your CV and cover letter. 

Apply via Seek

 You can download the job description here: 

Download the job description

For further information about these roles, please email

Applications for secondments from within the public sector are welcome. Ensure you specify which location you want to apply for in your cover letter.

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