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Payroll Officer - Health New Zealand–Te Whatu Ora

Nelson Other


Permanent, full-time positions available.

Location: Richmond Health Hub, Oxford Street, Richmond.

  • 1.0 FTE / 80 hours per fortnight
  • Opportunity guaranteed to extend your payroll skills, or an opportunity to start a career in payroll
  • Customer focused and embracing of change
  • Motivated and personable

Join Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora Nelson Marlborough at a key time of change where you will meaningfully contribute to our kaupapa of creating a more equitable, accessible, cohesive, and people-centred health system. This is mahi that will improve the health and well-being of everyone in Aotearoa, and we've got an opportunity for you to be part of it.

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

The Health NZ Nelson Marlborough Payroll team is continuing to grow so we have exciting opportunities for you. If you already have Payroll skills, this is an opportunity to grow and extend those skills. Alternatively, if you have a strong administration background and are keen to learn payroll, this is an opportunity to start in at ground level and develop your skills.

Our payroll team is responsible for end-to-end processing payroll for just over 3,000 Nelson Marlborough employees, geographically, spread from Murchison to Blenheim. We have a fully integrated roster-to-pay system to assist us with such a large and complex payroll service.

Our key focus is to provide a quality payroll service to our fellow colleagues. We strive for excellence in everything we do and are always open to new ideas on how to improve our service.

This is a permanent role, working 80 hours per fortnight (1 FTE).

The salary range for this role is $70,970 to $78,397 per annum pro rata, depending on relevant skills and experience.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

To succeed in this role, you will have an interest in payroll and working with Payroll/HRIS applications.

It would be advantageous if you have knowledge of NZ Payroll related legislation, experience with roster-to-pay systems and experience with using AMS Software (LEADER, ACTOR, SQL). However, this is not essential as training will be provided to the right candidate who has a strong administration background and is keen to develop their career in payroll.

We are looking for applicants who have:

  • strong administration skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • proven ability to work self-directed within a small team
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • demonstrated ability to engage with and develop employees skills around the use of new technology, when working with wide ranging levels of IT competency
  • proven ability to foster collaboration with stakeholders.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in New Zealand or hold a valid NZ visa at the time of applying.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Health NZ Nelson Marlborough is the main health provider for the Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. With nearly 3,000 employees, we are Nelson's and Marlborough's largest employer supporting the health and wellbeing of over 150,000 citizens across the region.

Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals, and the Richmond and Marlborough Health Hubs, but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference.

We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

At Health NZ Nelson Marlborough, we encourage a workforce that is innovative, with an eagerness to learn and enhance our skills, while showing passion for caring for our community. With over 20 different collective agreements, and numerous individual employment agreements, we can provide you with the unique opportunity to grow and develop your Payroll skills in an environment that supports your existing skills.

We do great work, and we need a great team to help us deliver.

Nelson Tasman is a place of stunning natural landscapes - lakes, mountains, rivers, native bush and beaches. The region is known for its relaxed lifestyle and year round dry and sunny days. Find out more at

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on [email protected] or 03 539 5748.

For role specific information please contact Margaret-Jayne - Team Leader Payroll on [email protected] 

Apply now, it's easy. Please fill in our online application form and include a cover letter explaining your interest in this position.

Ref: N24-218

Applications close: Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so we encourage you to apply early.

Health NZ Nelson Marlborough strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.

Posted on 02 April 2024


[email protected]

03 539 5748