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Executive Assistant 2020/11

Ministry for Culture and Heritage
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Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Executive Assistant

Vacancy 2020/11



Salary Range: $54,551 (85%) - $73,805 (115%)


He ngākau titikaha, he hononga tangata

Promoting a confident and connected culture

Manatū Taonga is looking for an Executive Assistant to work with our new Deputy Chief Executive, Policy and Sector Performance.

Kōrero mō te tūranga | About the role

We are looking for a team player who can provide high quality executive assistance services to our new Deputy Chief Executive, along with working with the team leading the Ministry's arts, media and heritage policy and sector performance portfolios. You will be part of an engaging environment and have exposure to a broad range of work.

Kōrero mōu | About you

You are the visible face for your manager, and a trusted adviser able to speak for your manager while maintaining confidentiality over highly sensitive information. This position also provides back up to other administrative areas of the Group and is part of the Ministry Support Team.

To be successful in this role, we are looking for:

  • A confident clear communicator, with an eye for detail;
  • Exceptional email and diary management, with great organisational and time management skills;
  • The ability to anticipate and prioritise work, juggle multiple demands, and above all a can-do attitude;
  • Someone who is keen to find better ways of doing things – process improvement is key; and
  • A team player who is flexible, and if you have a few project coordination skills, even better!

This is a permanent, fulltime position. Please carefully consider the position description for more details.

Ko wai mātou | About us

Manatū Taonga is a relatively small ministry with a broad mandate, wide reach and a big heart. With around 150 staff, we operate a lean and flat structure, with the added advantage of knowing everyone by name.

Our work is diverse – we support many of New Zealand's art, media, heritage and sports organisations; we also advise government on cultural matters and provide historical and heritage resources for everyone to access. We work to promote a confident and connected culture and to support more New Zealanders to connect with the culture and heritage of Aotearoa.

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Me pēhea te tono | How to apply

Please complete the application form and attach your CV and cover letter by clicking Apply Now.

For enquiries about this position, please contact Sal Pandey, Assistant Adviser, People & Culture

Applications close 5pm on Sunday, 23 February 2020.


*Te Mahi Hangore | Working Flexibly

Manatū Taonga embraces flexible working. We're open minded about how you can be your best both inside and outside work so please tell us what working arrangements suit you.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our organisation. We do not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

If you are not a New Zealand citizen, you must hold current eligibility to work in New Zealand in order to work for Manatū Taonga. Please refer to the New Zealand Immigration Service for further information.

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