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Executive Assistant to General Manager Insights MSD

Ministry of Social Development
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Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Executive Assistant to General Manager Insights MSD

  • Do you bridge the gap between a good EA and an exceptional one?
  • Are you proactive with a solutions focused attitude?
  • Can you juggle multiple priorities with a smile on your face?

Then this is your prefect opportunity to further to EA career

About the Ministry of Social Development (MSD)

Our Ministry is all about helping to build successful individuals, and in turn building strong, healthy families and communities. Our vision is to help New Zealanders to help themselves to be safe, strong and independent. We're always looking out for talented, energetic, creative and dedicated people who want to make a difference.

About our team and who we are looking for

At Insights MSD we help the Ministry to make better decisions using our expertise for research, evaluation, reporting and data analytics. Our focus is on supporting the integration of insights into action, and contributing to innovation and continuous improvement.

We are seeking an accomplished Executive Assistant with 3+ years' experience. This role is far more than just diary management you will be an important member of the leadership team and encouraged to contribute and show initiative at meetings not take minutes. You will have excellent interpersonal communication skills and have confidence to deal with people at all levels. Have practically perfect organizational skills to support two busy Managers.

You will be responsible for the following (but not limited to):

  • Act as a first point “filter” for people contacting the General Manager
  • diary management, meeting scheduling,travel arrangement for two Managers
  • financial administration in collaboration with the group's finance manager
  • HR administration
  • Coordinate events
  • Proactive first drafting of communications
  • Updating our intranet presence as required
  • Setting agendas and following up on actions

To be successful in the role:

  • you are always on the front foot of your Managers needs and have a proactive, "can-do" attitude
  • you prioritise and resolve conflicting demands on time
  • excellent communication skills – written and verbal
  • Strong multi-tasking and time-management skills
  • Mastery of MS suite especially in Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • relationship building skills with a variety of people

Desirable but not necessary:

  • experience with Agile methodologies
  • basic graphic design experience

We offer a competitive salary. We are a supportive group providing training and development. There are opportunities to get involved in projects of interest.

If you would enjoy being a part of a team who work together to ensure a positive difference for New Zealander's, we'd love to hear from you.

How to apply

Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.

External applicants (including Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki employees) – please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system.

All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any questions please contact us via email at

Applications close: 25 April 2018

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