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Executive Assistant to the Principal Family Court Judge

NZ Ministry of Justice
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Executive Assistant to the Principal Family Court Judge - Wellington - MOJ/1442174

The Ministry of Justice invites applications for the position of Executive Assistant to the Principal Family Court Judge (“Principal Judge”).  The position offers the successful candidate an opportunity to work closely alongside the Principal Judge in the administration of the District Court of New Zealand generally, and the Family Court in particular. 

This is a full-time permanent position based in Wellington.

You will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring the Principal Judge is fully prepared for all commitments.
  • Full diary management.
  • All travel and accommodation arrangements for the Principal Judge.
  • Managing correspondence in and out of the Principal Judge's chambers.
  • Organising Judges' conferences.
  • Attendance and minute taking at high level meetings.
  • Working closely alongside colleagues within our Chambers.

To be successful in this role you will bring:

  • Two or more years supporting a senior manager or executive.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly and professionally at all times.
  • A sound knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel.
  • An attention to detail and the ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • The ability to cope with changing demands and manage competing priorities.
  • The ability to work independently and without supervision.

We offer you:

  • A challenging and interesting environment.
    • A collaborative, lively and supportive team environment where you will interact with a range of people, both within the Justice Sector and with external stakeholders, including members of the Judiciary and senior managers.
  • A competitive salary with a strong focus on your professional development. The salary range for this role is $53,414-$75,407.

Joining the Ministry of Justice means you will become part of an inclusive organisation that values you and the communities we serve. It's important to us that our workplace is one where our people feel healthy and safe, supported and able to be themselves at work. We value respect as the foundation for building a positive workplace culture where diversity is welcomed and celebrated.

About us

The New Zealand District Courts were established in 1980, and have always operated in a principled and disciplined way. Today there are 58 District Courts located throughout New Zealand. The Chief Judge of the District Court is the Head of all the District Court Benches, but the day to day leadership of the Judges of the Family Court is the responsibility of the Principal Family Court Judge, which this role is the Executive Assistant to. The Chief District Court Judge, Principal Judges and their support staff all share chambers, based in Wellington.

As the successful applicant you will be expected to commence work as soon as possible following your interview. 

To apply, click the Apply button below to be directed to our Careers Website. You can view a detailed position description at the site, as well as complete an online application form by attaching your CV and cover letter. For tracking purposes, all applications must be submitted via our online process

Applications close at 5pm Friday 31 January 2020. 

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