Executive Assistant to GM Policy

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category:
  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 05-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/1504734
  • Job Title: Executive Assistant to GM Policy
  • Business Unit:
  • Division:
  • Summary:

Executive Assistant to GM Policy


  • Provide critical executive level support
  • Varied role, providing support to busy General Manager and team
  • Supportive, inclusive and friendly environment


Are you an experienced Executive Assistant ready for a challenge?  Are you politically aware and comfortable dealing with senior executives?  Are organisational, process and relationship skills your greatest strength? 

About the Role

An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced EA to work alongside the General Manager of the Social Development Child and Youth Policy Group.  In this role you will support both a busy General Manager and the wider group.   

Your primary role will be to provide high level executive support including diary and email management, organising stakeholder meetings and travel. You will provide some project support including activities like preparing agendas, taking minutes, managing invoices, contract related administration etc.

You will also assist the team with administrative support, making sure everything runs smoothly and all team systems and processes are as efficient as possible.

Skills and Experience

Self-managing, you will be comfortable juggling multiple demands and have an unflappable, solution focused approach in challenging situations.  You’re able to engage with a range of stakeholders, be able to see where things need to be done and have the confidence and judgement to keep things moving without your manager.

You will be comfortable with the use of relevant technology including digital approaches to meeting packs, communication (such as video conferencing) and filing/organisation.

If you are an experienced EA looking to utilise your attention to detail and exceptional organisational skills, then we would love to hear from you!

How to Apply

To apply, click the ‘Apply Now’ button to upload your CV and cover letter, and complete the online application form. Note – your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key accountabilities listed in the position description.
All applications must be made online.  If this is not possible or if you have any queries please email jobs@msd.govt.nz

Ministry of Social Development is committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures.

Closing Date:  Tuesday 26 January, 5.00pm




Joining us

Joining MSD means being part of a whānau that celebrates the diversity each individual represents.  We show manaaki, we care about the wellbeing and success of people and want everyone to thrive, and be who they are in a supportive and inclusive working environment. We work together to make a difference for communities while doing the right thing with integrity. We are a Treaty partner committed to strengthening relationships with Māori, Hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.


If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so we can assist you through the recruitment process.