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Executive Assistant

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
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Executive Assistant, Immigration New Zealand

  • Bring your experience to Immigration New Zealand
  • Contribute to better migration outcomes for all
  • Provide high level executive support to the General Manager

Responsible for effective and efficient operational support to the General Manager of Operations

At Immigration New Zealand, we are proud of our critical role in both growing and protecting New Zealand.  As the strategic environment has evolved so has our strategy, as we maintain an unwavering focus on being a trusted steward of the immigration system.


In order to strike the right balance in line with our new strategy, we are realigning our organisational structure.  New positions have been created, with emphasis on strategic alignment, service delivery, and risk.  This new structure will contribute to the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment's purpose of growing New Zealand for All, and goal of being a world leading regulatory steward.


We are seeking people with proven strategic agility, experience in operating in high performing teams, a commitment to innovation and a willingness to understand the balance between facilitating immigration and ensuring compliance.

We are currently looking for an Executive Assistant to join our new branch reporting to the General Manager within Immigration New Zealand. The Executive Assistant is accountable for providing confidential high-level executive support to the General Manager to ensure they are able to effectively perform their role and efficiently use their time and skill to help deliver MBIE's outcomes.

This role is entering the business at an exciting time of change and growth, and will bring with them:

  • Proven track record of experience and achievement in a senior executive support role.
  • Knowledge and understanding of working within a government agency.
  • Excellent relationship management skills.
  • Proven ability to develop trust and credibility at the executive level.
  • Strong communication, influencing and interpersonal skills.
  • Sound judgement and ability to re-prioritise as required.

About MBIE

MBIE is the lead agency for making it easier for business to work with government. MBIE's purpose is to grow the New Zealand economy to provide a better standard of living for all New Zealanders. We do this by working with others to help businesses to be more competitive, improving job opportunities and by ensuring quality housing is more affordable. This is done by always acknowledging and following  our values of Māia - Bold & Brave, Pae Kahurangi - Build our Future, Mahi Tahi - Better Together, and Pono me te Tika - Own It.

How to apply:

Applicants must hold Citizenship or Residency to be eligible to apply for roles within Immigration New Zealand.

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our online careers website.  You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the online application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Email quoting ref MBIE/1443251 if you have any further questions.

Applications close at 5pm on 27 January 2020.

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