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Executive Support

NZ Ministry of Justice
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Job Description


National Office

  • Make a positive contribution in a vibrant team
  • Gain experience in a wide range of areas

Short description

When you choose to work at Justice – Tāhū o Te Ture - you'll join a successful and dynamic team responsible for a diverse portfolio. Join the agency with broad reach and opportunities for career and professional development within the public sector.

The Policy Group is responsible for the provision of policy-related services to Ministers, providing well-researched advice on a range of justice related issues.  The Group has three business units: Criminal Justice, Courts and Justice Services and Civil and Constitutional. 

About the team and the role

Our Executive Support roles are responsible for providing high-level administrative, secretarial and logistical services to Senior Managers.  You will contribute directly to the effectiveness of the Group and business unit by proactively supporting Senior Managers and teams as well as dealing with matters of a highly confidential and sensitive nature at senior levels.  A key success factor will be your ability to develop and maintain effective relationships and communicate on various levels with a wide range of people both within and outside the Ministry.


The position involves supporting the day-to-day activities of Senior Managers and working with the management team to deliver effective and timely administrative services across our group. 

To succeed in this role, you will need:

  • To enjoy working as part of a large, busy team
  • An ability to maintain a high degree of discretion and confidentiality with all aspects of work
  • To enjoy managing people's diaries
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment

Skills and experience

We are looking for someone with strong experience as Executive Support who has a can-do attitude, demonstrates initiative, and has a strong disposition for problem solving.  You will have sound written and verbal communication skills with excellent attention to detail. Your proven time management, travel arranging, planning and organisational skills will enable you to remain calm under pressure and respond to changing needs and priorities. An understanding of Government processes is desirable.


  • Work with a smart, dynamic and diverse range of people and enjoy a busy and varied workload
  • Be part of making a difference for New Zealand and New Zealanders

The salary range for this role is $41,826 - $56,588.

APPLY and complete the application form, attaching your CV and cover letter. 

Applications close on Friday 22 June 2018.  If you have any questions please contact

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