Executive Assistant, Primary and Community Wellbeing

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 hours ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Administration
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 25-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: MOH/1457320
  • Job Title: Executive Assistant, Primary and Community Wellbeing
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  • Summary:
  • Extremely interesting and stimulating work environment
  • Support the team who provide mental health and addiction guidance to all New Zealander’s
  • Extraordinary organisational and relationship skills required


The Mental Health & Addiction directorate at the Ministry of Health works to ensure these services are strong, sustainable and safe for all New Zealanders. Our focus is on delivering to the priority programmes and initiatives in response to He Ara Oranga – The Inquiry and Budget 19.


Our Group Manager Primary & Community Wellbeing and their team are responsible for delivering and implementing those initiatives, including expanding the access and choice New Zealanders have to primary mental health and addiction services, and supporting primary and community based mental health services including Piki and Mana Ake.


This Group Manager requires an Executive Assistant who delivers high quality and timely support. It’s a diverse role with no two days alike. You will be coordinating and managing diaries and meetings, producing reports and presentations, managing finance and invoice processing, booking and managing travel, and more. Your knowledge of what’s happening across the team, how to navigate processes and where to find information means that you will be the ‘go to person’ for your manager and their direct reports. You will need to enjoy diversity and be able to work flexibly and self-direct as you will have a manager who works remotely from the rest of the team some of the time.


We will love your skill and capability in managing priorities and identifying risks for your manager. We’ll applaud your confidence and ability to work in a complex and ever changing environment where we work with a lot of grey. Establishing relationships and maintaining them in order to achieve desired outcomes will be critical to your success. You’ll also be a bit of a creative in terms of problem solving and contributing to process improvement and implementation. Your discretion, sensitivity and mature approach to working with people from all walks of life and diverse backgrounds is important.


The Ministry of Health is the kaitiaki of the health and disability system in New Zealand. We are responsible for providing active stewardship and leadership across the nations health and disability system. We ensure the system provides people with the highest levels of care, regardless of who they are or where they live.


You will find a copy of the Position Description attached. For further information, contact recruitment at recruitment@health.govt.nz

Please click Apply for this Job to upload your CV and cover letter.

Advertising for this role closes at midnight on Sunday, 5 April 2020.


Please note that whilst we continue to advertise roles at the Ministry of Health, our recruitment process may take longer than usual due to changing working arrangements as a result of the Alert levels for COVID19. We will endeavour to keep you fully informed of the progress of your application at each stage.


We encourage diversity and inclusion at the Ministry of Health and are committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures. In particular, we want to ensure accessibility needs are well supported, so the recruitment process is fair and equitable for all. Therefore, please let us know if there is any support we can provide to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible to you. You can contact us at recruitment@health.govt.nz if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.