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Project Coordinator - A Lighter Touch

  • Career opportunity with diversity and scope
  • Role focused on evidence-based advocacy

Horticulture New Zealand (HortNZ) is a national organisation representing the interests of New Zealand’s 4,200 plus commercial fruit, vegetable, and berry fruit growers. Our vision is “healthy food for all forever”. 

HortNZ is looking for a highly motivated person with excellent written and oral communication skills. You must be systematic, methodical, and work calmly under pressure while maintaining attention to detail.  

The culture at HortNZ is collegial, positive, and relaxed, and you will have the opportunity to work with a fantastic group of passionate, talented and highly motivated people.  

About A Lighter Touch (ALT)

A Lighter Touch is a game-changing multi-year partnership programme between government and industry. 

A Lighter Touch addresses the challenge of meeting consumer demands for quality food that is produced under sustainable pest management programmes while also being gentle on the environment.   

About the role

You will provide high level administrative support to the Programme Manager, Programme Director and the wider ALT team.

As Project Coordinator, you will be responsible for working closely with the team to coordinate logistics, workstreams and team members, ensuring the team is running efficiently and effectively whilst delivering positive outcomes for the programme and its stakeholders.

About you

You’re a detail-oriented practical thinker with an eye for detail and a strong commitment to getting stuff done.

A self-starter, you’re equally comfortable across hybrid working modes as well as enjoying regular in-person connection with your team and wider stakeholders and colleagues.

Skills and experience

  • Proven experience as an administrator, office assistant or similar role
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal and marketing skill
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Familiarity with Xero
  • Proficiency MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Strong project and self-management skills.
  • Knowledge of or an interest in horticulture would be an advantage.

You do not need to meet all the role requirements to apply. We offer many development and learning opportunities and welcome an application if you think you would be a great fit. 

This is a full time 40 hours per week remote based role across New Zealand.

To apply

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Please note: 

  • We will accept applications only through our internal application tracking system, BambooHR
  • Applicants for this position should have NZ residency/citizenship or a valid New Zealand work visa
  • We reserve the right to close the advertisement early if we receive enough applicants for the role.

If you have any questions about the role, please email Sarah Sorensen ( )

If you require any further assistance or have any questions regarding the application process, please feel free to reach out to us via email at We are more than happy to assist you.

Applications close at midnight on 2 May 2024.