Executive Assistant to Kaihautū

Statistics NZ

  • Full Time
  • Wellington
  • Challenging varied work in a dynamic environment
  • Support work to achieve successful outcomes for Māori
  • Crucial role, as trusted Advisor

Are you passionate about making a positive impact for your executive leader and across an organisation?  Well this role could be you…

About Us | Mō mātou 

At Tatauranga Aotearoa, Stats NZ, 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 role | Mō te tūnga 

Due to a recent realignment in our organisation we are looking for an Executive Assistant with awesome people and organisational skills to support our Kaihautū who is a member of our Executive Leadership team. You will be part of Te Tohu Rautaki Angitū Māori team whose purpose is to normalise a collaborative data system that demonstrates high value for iwi and Māori. 

Starting salary $70,000 - 80,000 negotiable depending on the skills of the successful candidate. 

About you | Mōu 

It is essential that you have a strong working relationship with the Kaihautū and thrive in an environment focussed on achieving successful outcomes for Māori. Acting as a trusted advisor, you’ll ensure your leader is fully briefed on issues and situations that could affect their decision-making, judgement, relationships and other matters. You’ll fully support them to work at their optimum, anticipating their needs before they even know it, and knowing what needs delivering. 

You will be a master of the calendar and events – coordinating work deadlines, appointments and meetings with internal and external groups, presentations, travel and accommodation bookings, organising meetings off-site, and general queries for your leader.  Similarly, you’ll be technically savvy and comfortable using Microsoft products, information management systems or content management software.

To succeed in this role, you will bring proven experience as an EA and enjoy supporting a busy executive leader at a strategic and operational level. Working in a calm and professional manner you bring discretion, adaptability and a can-do attitude. You manage problems and challenges with confidence, this comes naturally to you. Able to handle last minute changes you are confident taking charge and making decisions, thriving in a busy and varied activity-based environment. As EA to Kaihautū it is essential you bring a good understanding of te reo and tikanga Māori and ability to liaise confidently with iwi and Māori representatives and groups.

What’s in it for you? | Ngā hua ka riro ki a koe 

You’ll be joining an inclusive environment where people, regardless of gender, race, disability, religion or background are supported to be able to do their best work. This includes: 

  • Opportunity to develop and grow your career 
  • An environment that’s safe, where you can be yourself
  • Balance life and work, flexible by default
  • Meaningful work helping achieve successful outcomes for Māori
  • Access to a variety of benefits/offers

How to apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono 

If the above matches your skills and experience, click APPLY and upload your CV and cover letter. 

To view position description, paste this link  https://bit.ly/3ksitDc into your browser. 

Any questions that haven’t been answered in this advert or the position description or if you have difficulty with your application please email jobs@stats.govt.nz  

We will be screening applications as we receive them in order to move swiftly to interview shortly after the advert closes on Thursday, 1 October at 11:55pm.  

You must have the right to live and work in Aotearoa New Zealand to apply for this job. 


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