Personal Assistant/Administrator

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 months ago
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  • Job Type:
  • Category: Administration/Office Support
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 26-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: DOC/600/5010
  • Job Title: Personal Assistant/Administrator
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  • Summary:
  • Are you a great support person with awesome organisational skills?
  • Do you get a kick out of helping someone be great at what they do?


He angitūtanga: About the Role

We’re looking for an energetic and proactive personal assistant that can grasp things quickly, can see how things connect together and takes the initiative to sort stuff out. If you’re a calming influence as well, it’s a winning combo.

Sitting within the People Group, the Organisational Development (OD) Unit is all about optimising organisational performance through people. We care about creating an environment where we have awesome leadership, and people feel they belong and can thrive through our internal storytelling, learning and development, flexible work environments, well supported wellbeing, diversity and inclusion etc. We design people systems and processes that drive our desired organisational culture and help us be great.

You’d join Te Papa Atawhai at a time of unprecedented growth and challenge. We have our sights set very much on the future while still meeting our core organisational deliverables in the here and now to meet our conservation objectives. It’s busy but it’s exciting and fun, and there’s such meaning and purpose in the work.

You will be primarily supporting a busy Director with a big team and portfolio of work. But we’re keen on giving everyone some challenge and stretch as well, so there’s scope to get involved in other things in line with your natural inclination and interest when you have space.

If you think you’d be a good fit for us, we’d love to hear from you.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What’s in it for you?

A fantastic supportive and collaborative working environment. Being the multiple award winner of the most attractive employer in the public sector (and second overall) with an average turnover beyond 10 years, we know people generally really enjoy working with us!

We also offer:

  • Competitive remuneration with allowances
  • Respect, recognition and opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • Excellent employee wellbeing initiatives including the employee assistance program and discounted insurance
  • Free accommodation in our backcountry huts and campsites as well as general travel and accommodation discounts
  • Job satisfaction from contributing to crucial and meaningful work


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.

Please apply online at the DOC Careers Centre. Applications must include a CV and a brief cover letter which includes evidence of the key capabilities as per the role description. Please note, the role description is currently being revised and is subject to change.

For any queries, please contact Sal Smutek, Director Organisational Development via email or call 027 626 1270, quoting reference 600/5010

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday, 9 February 2021.

DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.