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Personal Assistant

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Bodeker Scientific is looking for a Personal Assistant (PA) to work in our Alexandra office, to provide administrative support to our Managing Director, and to the wider team, plus other general administrative tasks. Bodeker Scientific holds a number of national and international research contracts and the tasks associated with this position will be diverse and varied. Further information regarding the company is available here.

This is a part-time position, at 25 hours per week, preferably to be worked over 5 days each week (9:00 am to 2:30 pm with 30 minutes for lunch).


The main responsibilities of this position will include:
  • Administrative support to Managing Director as required
  • Overall office assistance 
  • Administrative support on project work
  • Document preparation
  • Reconciliation of accounts
  • Filing of PAYE and GST Returns
  • Generating invoices
  • Management of personnel related info, e.g.: annual leave
  • Maintenance of several websites
  • Making travel arrangements as required
  • Organizing meetings, both nationally and internationally
  • Client liaison
Training will be provided as needed in relation to the specific accounting software and other systems used at Bodeker Scientific, and in the website maintenance. While the position requires no knowledge or working experience in the sciences, an interest in scientific research would be advantageous. 

Essential Skills / Attributes:

  • Strong computing skills, with a solid working knowledge of MS Office Word and Excel
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Highly organised and efficient, with excellent time management skills

Preferred Skills / Experience:

  • Previous experience in a PA or administrative role
  • Use of accounting software
  • Filing GST/PAYE returns
  • Website development (using Google Sites and Wordpress)

Immediate start available.

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

Apply Now:

Please email your application to emma@bodekerscientific.com by Friday 14 August 2015. Your application should include:
  • A covering letter
  • A CV, which must include:
    • Your strengths and experience relating to the skill areas listed above
    • The names of at least two referees.