Executive Assistant 2020/21

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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 13-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/2020/21
  • Job Title: Executive Assistant 2020/21
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Executive Assistant

Vacancy 2020/21

Permanent/Full time*


Salary Range: $54,551 – $73,805


He ngākau titikaha, he hononga tangata

Promoting a confident and connected culture


Manatū Taonga is looking for an experienced Executive Assistant to support a

Tier 2 Deputy Chief Executive


Kōrero mō te tūranga | About the role
We are looking for a team player who can provide high quality executive assistance services to the Deputy Chief Executive of our Delivery Group. In this role, you will identify priorities, field communications and ensure the DCE’s time is spent in the right places (and knowing when and when not to pull them out of a meeting!).

Kōrero mōu | About you

Using your exceptional organisational and time management skills, you will be confident in email and diary management.  You are the visible face for your manager, and a trusted adviser with the ability to speak for your manager while maintaining confidentiality over highly sensitive information. If you can anticipate, push back confidently and use your initiative to See Ahead, we want to hear from you!


This position also provides back up to other administrative areas of the Group and is part of the Ministry Support Team.


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Public Service experience, preferably working with Senior Leadership
  • confidence operating in an executive environment,
  • the ability to think through and anticipate the consequences of actions, to make decisions on behalf of others, and not wait for instructions
  • outstanding communication and stakeholder management, with an eye for detail
  • the ability to prioritise the work that comes in and requests made by your DCE
  • intermediate to advanced computer literacy of Office 365 – including being able to write, manage communications to and from the DCE, and turn notes into solid documents


Ko wai mātou | Who we are
Manatū Taonga is a relatively small ministry with a broad mandate, wide reach and a big heart. With around 150 staff, we operate a lean and flat structure, with the added advantage of knowing everyone by name.


Our work is diverse – we support many of New Zealand’s art, media, heritage and sports organisations; we also advise government on cultural matters and provide historical and heritage resources for everyone to access. We work to promote a confident and connected culture and to support more New Zealanders to connect with the culture and heritage of Aotearoa.


Want to know more about us? Go to https://mch.govt.nz/about-ministry/jobs-and-careers


Me pēhea te tono |How to apply
Download the position description for more details.   Please complete the application form and attach your CV and cover letter by clicking Apply Now below.  

For enquiries about this position contact Debbie Moody, Senior Adviser, People and Culture Debbie.moody@mch.govt.nz   

Applications close 5pm, Wednesday 25 March 2020

*Te Mahi Hangore | Working Flexibly

Manatū Taonga embraces flexible working. We’re open minded about how you can be your best both inside and outside work so please tell us what working arrangements suit you.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our organisation. We do not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.


If you are not a New Zealand citizen, you must hold current eligibility to work in New Zealand in order to work for Manatū Taonga. Please refer to the New Zealand Immigration Service for further information.