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12 Jun 2018

Part-Time Administration Assistant

Humble Bee Ltd –  Wellington City, Wellington

Job Description

Administration Assistant (part-time 10 hrs / week)
$20-30 ph (experience dependent)

Humble Bee is a gutsy startup with a mission to create high-performance, biologically-inspired materials that disrupt the global plastics industry and help solve the problem of plastics pollution. It’s a big mission, and we need support from an admin expert, with attention to detail and a get sh*t done attitude to help us grow.

We’re looking for a part‐time Admin Assistant to join our Wellington‐based team of entrepreneurs and scientists, who will help out with day‐to‐day accounts, and compliance and research.

Day‐to-day tasks will include support across the business. Assisting with board meetings, invoicing and payments, reconciliation, payroll, audit, GST returns and compliance. You need to be confident in using tech like Xero, or feel capable that you will pick it up quickly.

You will ideally have skills with spreadsheets and financial forecasting, as well as some strong baseline research skills (i.e. you can use Google or databases to ferret out those useful nuggets of information).

You’ll report to our CEO, Veronica, who will guide you on what is required on a day-to-day basis.

This is initially a part‐time role at 10 hours per week, which would ideally be split across two half days.


Reports to
0.25 FTE (10 hrs / wk).
Contract type
Fixed term contract
Start date
May 2018
April 2019 (with a view to extending and expanding)


Impact-driven – striving to have maximum positive environmental and social impact
Research-driven – applying world-class scientific research
Passion for the health of people and planet – care for earth, sea, sky and living beings
Learning from nature – taking inspiration from nature’s R&D (biomimicry)
Diversity – building a team rich in skills and experiences
Building strong partnerships – between private and public entities, in NZ & around the world


You will work closely with Veronica to set your daily tasks. What’s required will differ as Humble Bee moves through phases of capital raising, research and market/stakeholder engagement. Tasks may include but are not limited to research, accounting and budget support, logistics and organisation support, the implementation and maintenance of a Client Relationship Management tool.


This position is for someone Wellington-based, based out of the Credenza offices on Taranaki Street.

We’re happy to talk about how this role can work best for people needing flexibility, like parents, or for those who require an alternative working arrangement due to accessibility. If you think that you’re the right person for the job, please get in touch with your CV.

Job Expired July 12, 2018

Job Categories: Accounting/Finance. Job Types: Part-Time. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

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