Administration and Office Support Jobs


About the Administration and Office Support Industry in New Zealand

Many people make a career in administrative roles with the breadth of demands and skills required of these people increasingly being acknowledged by the public and employers.


There is plenty of flexibility in this industry, as all sectors in New Zealand require some level of administrative support. Candidates can work in a variety of businesses and grow their skills and knowledge of different industries while they do so. Part-time and after hours work is always available for people with skills in administration and office support.  

Getting a Job in Administration

The chances of securing a job in administration are average for people with no experience, and good for people with experience. Experience in this industry can include customer service experience, accounting, and IT work, as well as previous reception and administration roles.


It is necessary to have skills in software like Microsoft Office and Excel, an understanding of website management and database systems, health and safety laws, keyboard and computer skills, and to be able to take minutes and write reports.

The office environment is rapidly changing and there are hundreds of different titles for those who work in administration based roles.


Some companies require multiple people to fill these roles.

Recruitment Agencies we recommend

Alpha Recruitment


With over 30 years recruiting experience we are proud of our reputation as a professional, caring organisation who has developed long term relationships with clients, candidates and our employees.

Frog Recruitment

Frog recruitment

Launched in 2002, Frog Recruitment was established to meet the new employment reality; employers requiring innovative responses to drive down recruitment costs, a scarcity of talent and the new breed of savvy, forthright and technologically sophisticated career seeker.

Top Jobs in Administration

  • Executive Assistants

  • Personal Assistants

  • Administration Managers

  • Co-ordinators

  • Receptionists

  • Call Centre Operators

  • Accounts Staff

  • School Secretaries

  • Industry Trainers

To excel in administration you’ll need to be organised and a good communicator. Working to deadlines is crucial in this sector - you’ll often be under time constraints and have people depending on you to have tasks completed in a timely manner. Accuracy and attention to detail are also qualities employers look for in a good administration candidate. Successful administrators are good at making sure they don’t miss anything.

Industry Snapshots

$36K-$55K per year

Average salary of administration staff with up to three years’ experience


$45K-$75K per year

Average salary of administration staff with more than three years’ experience

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