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Executive Assistant

Stats NZ
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Auckland - Auckland
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Executive Assistant

Are you an experienced EA or PA that is looking for a positive worksplace culture? 

  • Fast paced and varied role
  • Permanent role
  • Auckland CBD location, with good public transport links

Who we are 

At Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa, our vision is to unleash the power of data to change lives.  As New Zealand s official data and statistics agency, we are tasked with leading the way for New Zealand s data future, enabling data-led innovation across society, the economy, and the environment.


The purpose of the role

As the Executive Assistant to General Manager Collection Operations you will play an integral part in ensuring that our group is delivering on our goals of sourcing data from government, business and households.  

You'll be the core support for your General Manager, triaging and prioritising their workload and bringing control and organisation to their day. If you're already an Executive Assistant at this level, you'll have a good understanding of what this role will entail day-to-day, you could be doing any of the following.  

  • Email and diary management, including travel arrangements
  • Meeting preparation and minutes
  • Exercising sound judgement and making decisions
  • Document preparation and admisistration duties
  • Tracking work programmes and business plans
  • Event Management 
  • Governance secretiariat
  • Business projects and tasks

Experience and skills required

Proven EA or PA experience is required along with excellent organisational, self-management and communication skills—both written and verbal. In addition to this, you will need:

  • A warm, friendly manner and an ability to maintain a consistently high level of performance in various situations
  • A strong personality, yet still be part of the team
  • Natural problem solving ability and enjoy finding solutions
  • To enjoy working collaboratively and connecting with colleagues across wider business groups to get things done
  • To be confident and exercise sound judgement to keep things moving without your manager to ensure deadlines are met. 

What s in it for you?  

You ll be joining an inclusive environment in which all people, regardless of gender, race, religion or background can come do their best work. Our goal is to provide our staff with a working environment that provides them with the opportunity to:

  • have challenging, varied and interesting work 
  • develop and grow their careers
  • balance life and work, and 
  • work in an agile, dynamic and flexible manner.  

We care about our people, and value your drive, energy and inquisitive nature. Bottom line, we are in search of real people that don t believe in the status quo and seek to add value every day.

If you are a passionate and talented person relishes the idea of becoming part of NZ s data ecosystem, then come join our team!

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For more information about this role please contact Kelly Evans on cell ph: 021 241 5992, or email For more about working for us see

Applications close:  Wednesday, 20 February 2019.

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