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Personal Assistant to the Commander NZDC

NZ Defence Force
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Manawatu - Wanganui - Palmerston North
Manawatu - Wanganui
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

We are looking for a Personal Assistant to provide professional clerical, organisational and administrative support services to the office of the Commander, New Zealand Defence College and the Command Team to ensure the efficient allocation of tasks, standardisation of processes, and overall coordination support across the office.

Our ideal applicant is someone who has a high level of administration and office management experience, including experience providing support to senior leadership teams. Key to your success will be your exceptional relationship management and communication skills and ability to determine priorities and organise workflow. Initiative, flexibility and good judgement are key requirements of this position and you will need to demonstrate sound computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Office and non-Windows based systems.
At NZDF you will be part of a 14,000 strong workforce, all contributing to the defence, security and well being of New Zealand
In return for your skills and experience, We offer a unique working environment within a great team based in Palmerston North, five weeks annual leave, free gym membership (at Linton) and access to a variety of discounts including health and life insurance, training and study assistance programmes.  If this sounds like you then apply today!

Please quote NZDF1709018 in all correspondence.

To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please use the links on this page.

For further information, contact Adam Flaws on 06 352 8533, quoting NZDF1709018.

Applications close at 4:30pm on Tuesday 26 September 2017.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Low level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last five years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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