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Executive Assistant

The Treasury
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Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Executive Assistant


The Treasury is the Government's lead economic, financial and regulatory advisor. Our vision is to be a world leading Treasury working towards higher living standards for New Zealanders. We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Executive Assistant (EA) to join to support the Deputy Secretary, Financial and Commercial.

At the Treasury behind our senior leaders, you'll find a cohort of highly skilled, pro-active Executive Assistants who are there to make a real difference. They provide effective and efficient administrative support to ensure our leaders are supported to do their best work.

The Opportunity

  • Be a strategic partner and have a high level of contact with a range of stakeholders
  • Enjoy a wide variety of work and get a unique insight into the work of a central agency
  • Utilise your expertise and provide mentoring and guidance to other administrators
  • Be involved in cross-Treasury admin projects e.g. budget and international conferences

The Role

  • Pre-empt the leader's needs, exercise judgement based on those needs and co-ordinate information and resources for their commitments
  • Task-driven (complex diary and email management) but also play a key strategic support role
  • Screen, assess and manage requests of the leader's time
  • Co-ordinate, organise and execute requirements for meetings
  • Prepare and draft correspondence including emails, reports and documents

About You

  • A minimum of two years' experience in an EA role supporting senior management
  • An excellent communicator with highly developed written and oral communication skills
  • Highly effective planning and organisational skills in a complex work environment
  • An ability to execute with intuition, use great judgement and anticipate well
  • You're ahead of the curve when it comes to identifying and recommending improvements
  • A real talent for building and maintaining excellent relationships both internally and externally
  • An ability to be innovative and creative in thinking through issues and problems
  • Excellent attention to detail with a flair for juggling different priorities
  • Agile and flexible who is unflappable under pressure
  • Can read and understand situations, negotiates well and influences naturally
  • Tech savvy with proven experience with MS-Office suite
  • A high level of integrity, professionalism and the ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Understanding of a government environment (desirable)

We'll need you to understand our organisation, the role of your leader and be passionate about what we are trying to achieve. Our team will appreciate your positive outlook, your collaborative style and the energy you bring to the role.

Please click the 'apply now' button and follow the online process to register and submit your online application. 

Applications close - Sunday 24 June.  All applications must be made online.  (Please note, this is a re-advertised position and previous applicants need not apply)

Please see the attached Job Description for further detail and for more information please contact Anabelle Alis, Team Leader, Administration and Ministerial Advisory -

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