Office Administrator

Location: Christchurch
Hours: 1.0 FTE (37.5 hours per week)
Term: Fixed term (two years)
Start date: ASAP
Applications close: Tuesday 5 June, 1pm


An opportunity has opened for a proactive, reliable and independent individual for the role of Office Administrator to join our busy administration team here at CORE Education (CORE).

Duties will include: Providing general administration support for CORE projects and teams, and formatting official/formal documentation and internal documentation to a professional standard, including ‘front of house’ reception duties.

All of this will require regular liaison with colleagues and clients at all levels both internally and externally; so good interpersonal skills and a confident telephone manner are essential, as is a flexible approach to work.



CORE is a not for profit education consultancy, professional learning and research agency actively involved working with individual educators, schools, clusters and partner organisations.

CORE is a forward‐thinking, values‐driven organisation. We are proud of the culture we have created in our workplace, and the atmosphere that staff and visitors experience in our organisation. At the heart of CORE’s values and practice is Tātai Aho Rau and our commitment to our bicultural identity. Our mission is to push the boundaries of educational possibility.


Candidate requirements

The right person for this role will have a minimum of three years experience in a relevant administration position.

A good knowledge of the English language, strong communication skills and good telephone manner are all essential.

The role has the potential to be busy and requires someone who demonstrates initiative, discretion and has a proactive attitude. You will be able to demonstrate an excellent understanding and working knowledge of Microsoft Office, setting up systems and possess strong administrative skills. A demonstrated attention to detail and the ability to work both individually and in a team are critical. Experience or knowledge with Māori/Pasifika would be an advantage.


Other information 

Please send your application to:

Please find the Role Description and Application for Appointment form below:

Role Description

Application for Appointment Form


We will require a covering letter, CV and application for appointment form.

Applicants for this position should have New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work visa.