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Executive Assistant

NZ Ministry of Education
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Executive Assistant

Whanganui - Permanent, Full Time


We are seeking a high calibre person to support the Director of Education within the Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatū region of the Ministry of Education.

The Executive Assistant will need to be adaptable, flexible and dependable.  Much of the work is self-appointed and requires a high degree of professional independence, constant prioritisation, initiative and self-discipline.


The successful candidate must have:

  • Computer literacy in the MS Office suite to an intermediate or advanced level. Experience with MS Office Visio would be an advantage.
  • Experience as a personal/executive assistant at a senior level in a similar business support role.
  • A high level of cultural intelligence, interpersonal, organisational and time management skills.
  • An ability to carry out a variety of support services with diplomacy and confidentiality.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships across a diverse group of contacts.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, excellent grammar and pronunciation is essential.
  • An ability to work in a challenging and changing environment.
  • An ability to work under pressure and manage conflicting demands.
  • A can-do attitude with the ability to prioritise.
  • A good sense of humour.


If this opportunity interests you apply now using the ‘Apply Online' button. For further information please contact Tanya McKibben on or phone 06 349 6307.


Applications close 4 March 2018.

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