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Position Title: Service Administrator - MHAID - Southland Hospital
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): Permanent Full time (40hours/per week)
Date Posted: 09/10/2019
Application Closing Date: 20/10/2019 11PM
Job #: 059768
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Service Administrator

Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service

Southland Hospital, Invercargill

  • Are you highly organised, confident, driven and energetic
  • Able to provide a high level of support 
  • Proven experience in supporting senior management
  • Advance MSOffice skills


Exciting opportunity to take your career to the next level. 

About the Team

Our progressive and dynamic Mental Health Service strives to achieve excellence in every facet of its service delivery and we have a full time (40 hours per week) permanent opportunity for an experienced Service Administrator. The administration team are a dedicated group, working well together and supporting each other in a professional manner – with attributes such as humour, common sense and a genuine commitment to teamwork.

About the Role – what’s in it for me?

Based in the Mental Health Unit at Southland Hospital you will be a pivotal member of the team, primarily supporting the Service Manager. You’ll deliver effective, confidential and professional support, providing robust secretarial and administrative services.

This is a busy, largely autonomous role, with no two days alike, your routine could involve any of the following activities and other general administrative tasks;

  • organising meeting agendas;
  • taking minutes;
  • email management;
  • overseeing the Service Managers schedule, including complex diary management;
  • dealing with complaints and compiling statistics;
  • coordination of information for reports, collating and ensuring their timely delivery

About You

It is essential that you have a background in administration at a senior level, exhibiting skills to anticipate, prioritise and deliver to time frames.  You will have the ability to take direction when required and the confidence to build successful working relationships across a large organisation, your eye for detail and use of initiative will see you accomplishing complex tasks with minimal supervision. Naturally you will possess a highly professional demeanour, be an exceptional communicator, who can multi-task and think on your feet.  It goes without saying, you will have excellent computer skills and will be proficient in Excel, Word and Outlook, with PowerPoint being advantageous.

To be successful in this role you will need to have a pro-active attitude to your work, have great attention to detail, be well organised and have excellent time management skills.

If you think this sounds like you, please apply online with a full CV and cover letter describing the skills you bring, the roles you’ve held that make you our ideal candidate and why YOU are the new Service Administrator!

The Location

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it’s surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

About the Southern DHB

The Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to over 315,000 people. We take pride in the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our population. Our customers – patients, staff and communities - are at the heart of everything we do.  We’re undergoing significant transformation, and with a focus on clinical and quality excellence, and on further enhancing our organisational culture, we aim to make Southern DHB an employer of choice. In order to achieve this, we’re committed to putting the right people, with the right skills, into the right roles

The salary for this position is from $43,580 to $49694 per annum and will be based on relevant experience and qualifications.


Closing Date: Sunday 20 October 2019

For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Directorate (MHAID), Phone (03) 214 5769 or Email

How to Apply  
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