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Personal Assistant

NZ WorkSafe
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Job Description

  • Executive support for our Chief Legal Advisor
  • Permanent position, Wellington Central

WorkSafe New Zealand is looking for an experienced Personal Assistant to join our busy and high performing Legal Group. You will provide executive support to our Chief Legal Advisor (CLA), enabling and ensuring their effectiveness.  This means you can expect busy, diverse and interesting days in the office. You'll be comfortable with change and willing to be flexible in your approach to work.

You will be responsible for:

  • Assisting with planning and calendar management and managing, telephone calls, emails and other communications
  • Organising and providing administrative support for internal and external meetings
  • Co-ordinating and internal and external reports on Group activities
  • Providing administration support such as arranging travel, coordinating event management and catering, support for finance and budget management, and meeting secretariat support

To be successful in this role you will bring with you:

  • A proven track record of experience and achievement in providing administrative support to a senior manager and leadership team
  • Demonstrated agility in responding to changes in priorities
  • Your technology savvy and ability to establish and maintain efficient processes
  • The confidence to be proactive and use initiative to ensure the CLA's priorities are met
  • Judgement and discretion to deal with high level,
    urgent and confidential matters appropriately
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and to prioritise work to achieve WorkSafe's initiatives

We offer a competitive salary range, KiwiSaver, free insurance package (Life, Income Protection and Trauma), discounted health insurance, four weeks annual leave plus three days WorkSafe leave, and career and professional development opportunities. 

About WorkSafe

WorkSafe is New Zealand's primary workplace health and safety regulator. Our Chief Executive, Phil Parkes, leads over 550 staff based across New Zealand, who are working to lift health and safety performance. The Legal Group is responsible for providing effective legal services and advice to WorkSafe, including the Chief Executive and the Board.  This includes playing a central role in supporting our investigation and enforcement activities and managing our prosecutions.

How to apply

Click the apply button, complete the application form, and attach your CV and cover letter. You can find out more about this role by emailing

Applications close on Sunday 26 April 2020. (extended from 29 March)

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