Executive Assistant

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 19-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/1433778
  • Job Title: Executive Assistant
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  • Summary:

Executive Assistant to General Manager OPPG


  • Do you bridge the gap between a good EA and an exceptional one?
  • Are you proactive with solutions-focused attitude?
  • Can you juggle multiple priorities with a smile on your face?


About the Ministry of Social Development (MSD)

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) plays a key role in the social sector, working directly with New Zealanders of all ages to improve social wellbeing. 

MSD provides policy advice and delivers social services and assistance to young people, working age people, older people, and families, whānau and communities.  MSD works directly with New Zealanders of all ages to improve their social wellbeing.


About our Team

Organisational Planning, Performance & Governance supports the Chief Executive, the Leadership Team and its Ministers in developing the Ministry’s overall strategic direction, providing an organisation-wide view of performance, and ensuring robust accountability to ensure that the Ministry can achieve its objectives.

Our team is “like a family”; we’re supportive, welcoming and have fun together. We have a strong work ethic and seek to add value to the organisation through a high level of performance. We work hard, and are committed to doing a great job, focussing on addressing a really busy work programme whilst having fun doing it.

About the Role

This Executive Assistant position is more than just diary management. You’ll be an important member of our leadership team and will be encouraged to add value and show initiative.  As an EA, you need to be intuitive to the GM’s needs as well as support the team’s two other managers with recruitment and pitch in where required. Your approachability and excellent interpersonal communication skills will be an asset.

The General Manager you will be responsible for is professional, hard working, and focussed on delivering a large work programme. She is enthusiastic, forthright, and enjoys a laugh, and also expects a high level of support when required. You will need to be two steps ahead to support this busy General Manager with her varied and fast paced work programme. She is looking for an Executive Assistant who is dynamic and has a high level of initiative.

About You

To be successful in the role you will:

  • Be flexible and adaptable to frequent changes in priorities
  • Anticipate and fulfil the needs of the General Manager
  • Build good relationships with people at all levels across the organisationHave outstanding organisational skills – be detail-oriented and proactive
  • Adapt to working in a fast pace environment
  • Have excellent communication skills – written and verbal
  • Be willing to go the extra mile – always willing to learn


How to Apply

Please apply online with your CV and cover letter. Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience and capability relates to the competencies listed in the position description.

Current MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as an internal candidate.

All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any further questions about the role, please contact us via email at jobs@msd.govt.nz 



Applications close: 26 November 2019