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National Manager Voting Services

Posted on Tue, 13 Sep 2022

Work type

Permanent - full time



Close date

Wed, 28 Sep 2022

What you'll be doing | He aha tāu e mahi ana

As the National Manager Voting Services, you will lead the innovation, scoping, design, implementation and delivery of all resources required to deliver Parliamentary electoral events and referendums successfully. This includes the three-yearly General Election, one of the biggest logistical exercises undertaken nationally in New Zealand.

The team you lead will vary in size depending on the stage in the electoral cycle, however the functions within your group will include:

  • Manage a programme of work to successfully deliver voting services - Leading collaboration between team members to ignite cross-organisational cooperation towards electoral event delivery.
  • Innovation in Voting Services – Make recommendations on the readiness of the Commission for the implementation of inventions and advances in voting technology and systems.
  • To collaborate and lead across the Operations Group  Lead and contribute to steering groups or other governance structures and assist with the management of complex projects, and to lead the Voting Services team to successfully turn strategic objectives into effective, fit-for-purpose operational plans and actions.

Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive Operations and as a member of the Senior Management Group, you will have a shared responsibility to drive and deliver on strategic priorities.

What you'll need to succeed | Ko ngā mea ka hiahiatia e koe kia angitū

  • You will have extensive project management skills and a high level of knowledge of programme and project management disciplines, and proven delivery in a compliance and regulatory environment.
  • You will need a comprehensive understanding of the Public Sector environment and a demonstrated understanding of policy and regulatory processes, including Government decision-making and operating procedures.
  • You need to have an ability to think strategically and analytically and to translate ideas and concepts into concrete actions as well as to be flexible enough to adapt quickly within a fast-paced environment.
  • Bring your proven leadership ability, including experience in leading and maintaining high performing teams
  • Proven experience in leading, influencing and building credibility across a range of stakeholders
  • Ability to identify and appropriately manage high profile risks.

About Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri | Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission wants every New Zealander to trust, value and participate in Parliamentary elections.

Here's your chance to contribute to New Zealand's democracy as part of a team of electoral experts who design, build, and implement processes and systems for Parliamentary elections and referenda.

How you will benefit | He aha ō painga ki tēnei mahi 

The Commission is building an inclusive culture where your contributions are valued, diversity is encouraged and a family-friendly atmosphere is supported. You will join a team who are proud of their contribution to New Zealand and are passionate about what they do. The Commission also has a generous Flexible Working Policy.

What's next | He aha e whai ake nei

To apply please click here

You must be legally allowed to work in New Zealand.

If you have any questions regarding the role please contact

All new employees are encouraged 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 Commission. If an MVP is not provided, we will assume you are not vaccinated and this may impact the work you are able to perform for the Electoral Commission.


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