Executive Assistant to GM Māori Impact


  • Permanent Full Time
  • Canterbury

Māori Impact Executive Assistant

Full Time


Are you curious about science that makes an impact, from the water we drink, to criminal cases involving forensic evidence, and the health of our country in a global pandemic? If so, we want you to join us.

Your new role

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and driven Executive Assistant to join our Māori Impact Group. With a primary focus of supporting the General Manager Māori Impact, this new position will suit an individual with strong organisational and communication skills who is confident in making an impact within our organisation and community as a whole.

This is an exciting role that offers the successful candidate the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skillset. Daily activities may vary but the opportunity to use initiative, innovative thinking and to make an impact will remain the same. This position would suit an enthusiastic, energetic and passionate individual who wants to grow in their career. An awareness of the working relationship of iwi, hapū, Māori businesses, government agencies, and Māori research communities would be advantageous.

Daily responsibilities will include:

  • Diary, email and travel management
  • Meeting coordination
  • Preparation of written reports, documents and presentations
  • Project work
  • Hui planning and event management

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

  • Previous experience in an administrative role
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Solid knowledge of office systems, excellent computer skills, and a willingness to learn software applications
  • A passion to build and grow your own skills and knowledge
  • The ability to speak te reo Māori would be an advantage

Who we are

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. 

What you can expect from us

You will be part of a new team, He Pūtaiao He Tangata Māori Impact, 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 link.

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

Job Details
Crown research institute ESR
Reference # 42048
Posted on 08 Jun 2021
Closes on 04 Jul 2021 23:55
Location(s) Christchurch
Expertise Administrative Services
Job level(s) Experienced
Work type(s) Permanent
More details (document) PD Executive Assistant to GM Maori Impact 2021.pdf
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