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Personal Assistant - 2 positions available

Ministry for the Environment
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Job Description

  • Be part of a culture committed to celebrating diversity and inclusion
  • Fun and dynamic team
  • Flexible working by default

An exciting opportunity to use your incredible organisation and administration skills to make a difference. 

About the role 

Reporting to the Team Leader, Executive Support, the PA role is closely integrated within the Executive Assistant's team.  

You will provide support to two very busy Directors, so you will need to be confident in prioritising conflicting priorities.  

This rewarding role offers plenty of variety and challenge, along with the chance to work with a diverse group of people who are passionate about making New Zealand the most liveable place in the world. 

About you 

You will be an expert in diary and email management with a strong ability to provide the answers before they're asked.  You will also have: 

  • demonstrated experience in a similar role, preferably within a government organisation
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • fantastic relationship management skills with the ability to influence at all levels
  • a proven ability to multi-task and work calmly under pressure
  • the ability to prioritise, plan and co-ordinate activities
  • advanced computer skills including sound knowledge of Microsoft office suite of products
  • curiosity and openness to develop Te Ao Māori.

Most importantly you will have a proactive, positive approach and be a team player. 


  • a flexible by default approach to support your work-life balance
  • agile working, allowing you variety and challenges across the organisation as we work as ‘One MfE'
  • generous leave entitlements
  • Te Reo Maori language courses (and te Reo Maori competency allowance)
  • an active social club and employee networks
  • opportunities for development and education. 

How to apply 

Apply directly by completing the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter.  Note: your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role.   

If you require further information about the role please contact Rebecca Morgan on 0220154584. 

Salary range: $57,393 to $74,280pa.  Appointment within these ranges will be based on skills and experience.  

Applications close: Sunday, 23 February 2020 

We embrace diversity and inclusion and are committed to equal opportunities. What's important to us is ‘he rau kotahi tangata' - embracing our multiple talents - by harnessing our diversity and being inclusive.  We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds.

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