Executive Assistant to Regional Commissioner - Central Region
Ministry of Social Development
Manawatu_Whanganui, NZ
6h ago

Rangitāne o Manawatū Ngāti Kahungunu Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa - Tāmaki Nui ā Rua Rangitāne o Wairarapa Rangitāne o Tāmaki nui-ā-Rua Ngāti Apa Muaūpoko Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga Ngāti Toa Rangatira Te Atiawa ki Whakarongotai

South Wairarapa Carterton Masterton Tararua Palmerston North Manawatu Horowhenua Kapiti Coast

Full time, Permanent

Based in Te Papaioea, Palmerston North

This is a key role that supports the Regional Commissioner with their business plans through the provision of a professional and excellent executive assistant service.

Based in our Central Regional Office in Te Papaioea you will be part of a wider team of professionals who work towards delivering employment outcomes across the Ministry’s strategic plans.

Our regional operations team is supportive and welcoming and works to add value to the organisation through a high level of performance.

In this role you will help New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent through employment by supporting the Regional Commissioner, providing a professional executive support service.

This position is more than just diary management. Yes, you’ll be providing the usual email and meeting management services, but we are looking for an EA who is confident leading regional governance practices, self-managing, comfortable managing multiple deadlines and has an unflappable approach in difficult situations.

You will be encouraged to add value and show initiative and need to be intuitive to the Regional Commissioner’s needs and pitch in where needed.

Your approachability and excellent interpersonal communication skills will ensure you can confidently work with a variety of partners and leaders across Iwi, the Public Service and community.

You will be exposed to sensitive information and high levels of confidentiality, so integrity and trust in this position is vital.

The Regional Commissioner you will be responsible to is professional, hardworking, and focused on delivering a large work programme.

Enthusiastic and forthright, they expect a high level of support when required. You will need to be a self-initiator who is two steps ahead to support the Regional Commissioner’s varied and fast paced work programme.

Key attributes

  • Understands governance practices
  • Can flex and adapt to changes in priorities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organisational and planning skills
  • Pragmatic with sound problem-solving skills
  • Successful experience in an executive support role supporting a senior-level manager would be advantageous.
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    The Executive Assistant role has a salary range of $71,231 to $87,060. The starting salary will be dependent on experience.

    Closing date : 5 : 00pm, 20 May 2022

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