19/550 Private Secretary (Executive Support)

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Posted:
    3 months ago
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    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Administration
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 30-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: 149474
  • Job Title: 19/550 Private Secretary (Executive Support)
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Type: Events Based 
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington 
Business Group: Ministerial Services and Secretariat Support 
Branch: Information and Knowledge Services 
Salary: $64,446 – $87,191


  • Fast-paced, exciting & stimulating environment
  • Heart of Executive Government 
  • Working on a variety of tasks will make you an invaluable team member

Hon Damien O Connor is seeking an administrative extraordinaire with a difference to join their team. You will be a dedicated and committed team player, exceptionally well organised with an interest in advancing your communications and/or research and analytical skills.

You will be the first point of contact for visitors and telephone enquiries to the office, which makes experience in a customer facing role highly desirable. You will be responsible for assisting with the tracking and drafting of correspondence, diary management, making travel arrangements, and processing invitation and meeting requests so a strong eye for detail is a necessity. You will also be proficient with the Microsoft Office suite. 

In collaboration with senior team members, you will assist in the collation and release of responses associated with Official Information Act requests and Written Parliamentary Questions. You may also be required to assist with the maintenance of the Minister s social media platforms, media monitoring, drafting of media releases and newsletters and to provide support with research and analysis when required.

Described as someone who can work well under tight timeframes, enjoys multi-tasking, shows initiative and has a proven record of exceeding expectations you will thrive in the busy ministerial office environment where no two days are the same.

It is a necessary requirement of this role to hold a National Security Clearance.  There are certain criteria that must be met in this regard. A tertiary qualification where your research and analysis skills have been honed is also highly desirable.

If you are a high-performing executive assistant looking for a new challenge, or ready to take your communications, research or analysis skills to the next level, or show us you have the vision, drive, and level of skills we are looking for and apply for a role with us today. 


Applications close: 5pm, Sunday 17 November 2019
For more information please contact: Ministerial Resourcing, Ministerial.Resourcing@dia.govt.nz or 04 817 889
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