About the Role
We are looking for someone to hit the ground running to provide professional secretarial and administrative support to the Judges of Palmerston North District Court.
You will support the judiciary on a one-to-one basis with a variety of tasks relating to the Judges' work schedules.
The Judges' PA is the main conduit for the judiciary for all communication coming into Chambers; managing Judges' diaries;
arranging Judges' travel and accommodation for matters such as Court hearings, conferences and seminars; preparing documentation including judgments, Court minutes, presentations, minutes of meetings and reports;
organising venue bookings and catering for conferences when required; and assisting visitors to the Chambers area.
The Judges PA role involves a high degree of self-direction with the ability to work autonomously as well as a in a geographically spread team.
A high level of empowerment, responsibility and accountability is expected.
He pūkenga tou / Skills and Experience
To be successful in the role you will have the following experience and technical skills :
Previous experience providing executive assistance, personal assistance or secretarial support to a diversified team of managers in a complex and busy environment
Previous experience in a legal or court environment is an advantage
Experience in communicating effectively with individuals and groups (written and oral), including in situations which can be volatile or sensitive
Experience in events management and / or organising and co-ordinating activities and individuals at a senior level
Experience in general office duties, operating equipment etc.
Experience in working with a wide range of computer-based secretarial, administrative, and presentation applications
Experience using liaison skills; especially with Maori, and networking ability
Ability to work at a high level of independence, professionalism and self-initiation
Demonstrates a strong level of organisation and problem solving, and the ability to prioritise work effectively and meet deadlines
An accurate audio-typing speed of at least 60 words per minute
A high standard of written English (comprehension, punctuation, spelling and grammar) and a high level of attention to detail
Composure under pressure and being adaptable.
Your goal will be to maximise the Judges' ability to carry out their judicial and extra judicial responsibilities effectively.
Mō te tīma / About our Team
At Te Tāhū o te Ture - the Ministry of Justice, we're committed to working together for a fair and safe Aotearoa.
Joining the Ministry of Justice means you will become part of an inclusive organisation that values you and the communities we serve.
It's our promise to ensure our workplace is one where our people feel healthy and safe, supported and able to be themselves at work.
We value respect as the foundation for building a positive workplace culture and one where diversity is welcomed and celebrated.
Tono mai /