Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive
Marlborough District Council
Blenheim, NZ
1d ago

Marlborough District Council (a unitary authority) is seeking an experienced Executive Assistant to support the Chief Executive (CE).

We are looking for a proactive, motivated Executive Assistant who will support and help organise our CE’s programme. This is a great opportunity to work with a motivated leader, our Mayor and Executive Team who focus on leading with empathy and fostering a culture of empowerment to support the Marlborough Region.

About the role

This is a challenging role where you will often be required to assess situations quickly and communicate priorities using a balance of facts and intuition.

You will need to be a team player with an ability to enjoy the diverse range of interactions and tasks supporting the CE.

A sense of humour is also essential. At times, support to the Mayor and the wider leadership team will be required so you will need to be able to juggle competing priorities.

This is a part time role (30 hours per week).

To be successful in your application, you will be able to demonstrate :

  • Experience in managing the information and organisational needs of a senior executive, ensuring adequate preparation and arrangements are made for all upcoming meetings.
  • Intermediate to advanced experience of Microsoft Office, particularly Outlook, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Experience managing a diary that has regular conflicting appointments.
  • Experience in interacting and building relationships across a wide range of people inside and outside the organisation.
  • The ability to manage competing workloads and priorities whilst working under pressure.
  • The ability to treat information with sensitivity and confidentiality.
  • Political awareness.
  • A positive outlook and sense of humour.
  • What’s in it for you?

  • A role with a variety, challenges, and great people.
  • Being part of an organisation which is committed to supporting and developing its people.

    Applications close at 5.00 pm on 4 December 2020

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