NZNO Vacancies

National Operations Administrator

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) is the leading professional union for nurses and other healthcare workers in Aotearoa New Zealand. We represent the employment-related interests of more than 62,000 nurses, midwives, nursing students, kaimahi hauora and health workers. 

NZNO works to improve the health of all people in Aotearoa New Zealand through participation in health and social policy development. We embrace te Tiriti o Waitangi and we are committed to a Tiriti-based, equitable and just health system in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Do you:

  • Get energised by change
  • Love ‘the detail’
  • Like systems and processes
  • Want to work in a place that’s trying to bring about real change – every day
  • Like the challenge of doing new things
  • Want to make a difference

If so, we want to talk to you.  

We are looking for someone who will work with our Director of Operations to modernise and ensure our business practices are efficient, cost effective and fit for purpose.  

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Great administration skills
  • An eye for detail 
  • Well-developed ICT skills and broad ICT knowledge
  • Good communication skills 
  • Good analytical skills driven by “the data”
  • Great relationship skills
  • A desire to learn

This is a full-time position based in our Wellington office, reporting to our Director of Operations & Member Support. If you want to be part of this team and are looking for a great place to work, please email your cover letter and curriculum vitae to Heather Sander at by 4.00pm Thursday 27 June 2024


Organiser - Dunedin - 1.0 FTE

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is the union for nurses and health workers. NZNO represents more than 60,000 nurses, midwives, students, kaimahi hauora and health workers of which 4,500 are Māori members in Aotearoa/New Zealand. We represent the interests of nurses on professional and employment related matters. NZNO is a progressive organisation which works to improve the health status of all people of Aotearoa/New Zealand through participation in health and social policy development.

NZNO is seeking applications for the role of Organiser for 40 hours per week (full time). Based from our Dunedin office, develop collective strength in the workplace by recruiting potential members and identifying, leading, motivating and educating workplace representatives, activists and members in accordance with the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have experience in implementing organising functions, identify and develop delegates, activists, recruit to increase membership, increase active participation, ensure functioning workplace organising committee structures are in place, be skilled in leading members;
  • Have a sound understanding of employment matters and a commitment to and affinity with the trade union movement or community activism – ideally at least 3 years’ experience as a union organiser;
  • Be familiar with Health and Safety Rights and obligations;
  • Have an awareness of cultural safety and knowledge, and an understanding of Te Tiriti, Tikanga Māori, Te Reo Māori and Māori Health;
  • Have well developed written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to build and maintain internal and external relationships;
  • Demonstrate conflict resolution skills, tact and diplomacy;
  • Ideally have first-hand knowledge of the health sector; and
  • Have good IT skills.

This is an exciting opportunity for a positive, enthusiastic and politically aware person to take a key role in our dynamic organization, which wis leading change in the health sector.

Applications, addressed in confidence to Karene Walton, Director of Organising, close at 12 midday on Monday 24 June 2024 and must include both a cover letter and a current curriculum vitae. Please submit your application by email to the address below.

Please send your application to