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Executive Officer to the Board

Tertiary Education Commission
Job Category:
Boards and Governance
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Fixed Term Contract
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Job Description

If you're looking for your “why”, then come and join us at TEC. We believe in the transformational benefits of education and vocational training and as a result we invest $3 billion a year in tertiary education and training, and seek to lift the aspirations and skill bases of all New Zealanders from ages 7 to 74.

We are looking for an Executive Officer to work alongside our Board Chair, Board of Commissioners and Chief Executive to provide professional high quality executive level governance support.   


What you will be doing?

  • Liaising with the Board Chair, Chief Executive and Executive Leadership Team to build agendas for Board and Board Sub-Committee meetings.
  • Creating and maintaining an up-to-date board work plan outlining matters to be included on the board's agenda over the course of a year.
  • Developing, planning and managing the forward agenda planning, agendas, schedule of actions and information requests, minutes of meetings, and all information management processes for the organisation's governance meetings.
  • Ensuring quality assurance of all material going to the Board and/or sub-committees and provide feedback to authors/sponsors as necessary to ensure fit for purpose advice is presented.


What can you bring?

  • Strong relationship builder with the ability to develop positive relationships with Board Chair, Commissioners, Chief Executive and staff
  • Excellent written communication and proofreading skills
  • Ability to take correct minutes within a complex and fast environment
  • Good office system and process knowledge
  • Strong organising skills and ability to prioritise work


What will you get in return?

  • An opportunity to establish a new role working alongside a supportive network of Executive Officers.
  • $72,886- $85,748 (Salary range 85%-100%) depending on experience.
  • The TEC offers a range of benefits including, flexible working options, a wellness programme and ability to purchase extra leave.


If this sounds of interest, please apply now. Applications close on 17 October 2019. For more information see the position description or if you have any questions, please contact

The TEC is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to New Zealand. We look forward to your application.

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