Customer Service Representative - Casual

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Contract
  • UoA Department Name: Staff Service Centre
  • Campus: Auckland City Campus
  • Contract Type: Casual
  • Position Number: 55565078

Job Description

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

We are currently looking for a Customer Service Representative to join our team here within the Staff Service Centre. This is a pivotal position that will give you unrivalled exposure to the breadth of the University’s operations and successes.


  • Deliver excellent quality service, assistance and precise topical information to the University’s staff and other stakeholders
  • Provide accurate information every time, and then ensuring all service requests are documented to a high standard
  • Work within and contribute to our enthusiastic and energetic team spirit

For more detailed information, please refer to the position description

Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team

The team you will be joining is a strong, supportive unit that is constantly striving for continuous improvement. We collaborate and work together to achieve our goals and ensure a great customer experience.

He kōrero mōu | About you

Although experience within a similar environment would be beneficial, it is more important that you bring a great attitude, with the ability to roll up your sleeves and deliver an exceptional experience to our customers. You will be calm under pressure and able to work in a fast-paced, volume-driven environment.

Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills

  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills with great listening and interpretation skills
  • Calm and confident on the phone, call-centre experience would be of benefit
  • Ability to learn new systems, software and procedures quickly
  • Be a team player
  • Have the ability to identify areas for continuous improvement and efficiency

This position is rostered. Our standard business hours are between 7.30 am to 6.00 pm Monday to Friday. We work 7.5 hours a day and start times will vary to accommodate operational demands. 

Additional Information

Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university, with a turnover of $1.3bn, including research revenue of over $300m generated across eight diverse faculties and two research institutes. We employ more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 45,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

Our mission and values place strong emphasis on both our student body and our scholarly community, and we work with both community and enterprise to advance the well-being of the peoples of Auckland and New Zealand, with a clear commitment to pursuing sustainability.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities. 

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

·       Flexible employment practices (including working from home, flexible hours)

·       Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme

·       A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

In addition, we also offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services. 

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of 28th November 2021 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and your CV highlighting how you can meet the skills and experiences detailed above.

Please reach out to Anita Lam- Stevoska, Staff Service Centre Team Lead via [email protected] for a confidential conversation. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.

Covid-19 Vaccination

The University of Auckland is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of our staff and students.  All students, staff and visitors need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, or medically exempt, in order to come onto our campuses or to take part in face-to-face University-managed activities. Therefore, we are only able to consider applicants who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or have a New Zealand Ministry of Health issued medical exemption and evidence of this will be requested as part of your employment. You can read more about the University’s vaccination policy here.

Overseas Applicants

In accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government has imposed a travel ban and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government approved quarantine for seven days on arrival.  

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an offshore candidate can engage in the interview process; or be available to commence in a new position. For more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website.


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