Executive Assistant to GM Māori Impact


  • Permanent Full Time
  • Canterbury

Māori Impact Executive Assistant
Full Time


He Pūtaiao He Tangata Māori Impact Team

ESR is a Crown Research Institute, working with and for clients and stakeholders to deliver enhanced scientific research services for the economic, environmental and social wellbeing of New Zealand. ESR has approximately 400 staff with sites across New Zealand.

We're undertaking an ambitious programme of transformation to achieve greater impact from our science and research; we are investing in deeper, more strategic research with Māori communities across the motu for better health and environmental outcomes.

Your new role

Reporting to the General Manager Māori Impact you will provide executive assistance, financial assistance, and administrative support to the General Manager and the wider Māori Impact Group as required, to ensure the Group runs efficiently and senior management time is utilised as effectively as possible.

You will be an important point of contact for the team, supporting logistics and arrangements for hui, wānanga, meetings and travel.

With a significant work programme ahead of the team, you'll be engaging broadly across the organisation and beyond and will be comfortable and confident juggling multiple priorities. You'll ensure systems and processes are in place to support the broader team and will provide an outstanding level of customer service to all your stakeholders.

To be successful in this role we need you to bring:

  • An understanding of Te Ao Māori
  • A passion to build Mātauranga knowledge.
  • An awareness in the working relationship of iwi, hapū, Māori businesses, government agencies, and Māori research communities.
  • At least five years previous experience in a relevant administrative role.

The ability to speak te reo Māori would be an advantage.

What you can expect from us

You will be part of a new team who are transforming research to strengthen communities and the environment through Mātauranga Māori and western knowledge systems and you'll contribute to making a positive difference in wellbeing as we engage with multiple iwi to support their environmental aspirations. You will also get to be part of a very unique institution that supports the wellbeing of the community and wider New Zealand.

ESR promotes active work/life policies including family-friendly initiatives and flexible hours. You'll receive ongoing personal development, free car parking as well as access to a Southern Cross group membership scheme.

To apply

A position description for this role can be found by clicking the Apply button

We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about this opportunity; if you'd like more information please contact Jymal Morgan General Manager Māori Impact on 021 872 590.

Please note the successful applicant will be required to complete a pre-employment drug-screen and police records check as conditions of employment.

  • Share this post!