Senior Executive Assistant
Stats NZ
3d ago

The role

We are looking to welcome an experienced Senior Executive Assistant to support our Chief Executive / Government Statistician.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic executive assistant. You will be joining a complex environment that is focused on delivering data that improves lives today and for generations to come.

This is a fast-paced and dynamic role. You will be responsible for supporting our Chief Executive by keeping him informed and prepared for meetings and deadlines.

Typical days will include calendar management, travel bookings, reporting and task management, providing secretariate support to the Executive Leadership Team meetings, preparation of key documents / emails and handling confidential and sensitive information.

Salary band : minimum $70,937 to mid-point $83,455, negotiable based on skills and experience

Mōu About you

Key to success in this role will be your ability to take ownership, be proactive, effectively influence others to facilitate the information / inputs required, and your ability to deliver in a deadline driven environment.

As our ideal candidate you bring an unstoppable 'can do' attitude, an adaptable, unflappable nature and a great eye for detail.

You will also demonstrate :

  • Extensive experience in a related role in a large corporate or government organisation, supporting Executive management
  • An understanding of the machinery of government
  • A proactive approach with a can-do attitude
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure with demonstrated experience of anticipating and resolving problems
  • Proven experience providing advice, guidance and support to senior managers, in a tactful and discreet manner
  • Sound judgement and customer focus as a key point of contact for the Chief's office
  • Strong commitment to achieving high standards and excellent results - on time and within financial or other constraints
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills
  • A high level of skill in using Microsoft office suite
  • Proven ability to build effective relationships with key stakeholders including experience coordinating across large teams to ensure cohesion, with the ability to cope with competing demands and prioritise these
  • An enthusiastic, open and positive attitude is a must
  • Knowledge / familiarity or a commitment to learning / understanding Te Ao Māori, to ensure our engagement with Māori is inclusive and meaningful.
  • Commitment to Māori crown relations capability framework and Te Tiriti o Waitangi partnership and principles
  • You'll be joining an inclusive environment where people, regardless of gender, race, disability, religion or background are supported to be able to do their best work. This includes :

  • Flexible by default, balance life and work commitments
  • Exciting and meaningful work that makes a difference to Aotearoa
  • A supportive, and collaborative working environment where you can be yourself
  • 3 departmental leave days (usually taken over Christmas office closure)
  • Opportunity to join various social, network and support groups (toastmasters, multi-cultural, social groups)
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