21/450 Roving Senior Private Secretary

Department of Internal Affairs

  • Full Time
  • Wellington

Type: Events based
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Ministerial Services and Secretariat Support
Branch: Information and Knowledge Services
Salary: $93,636 - $126,684

  • Put your exceptional organisational and priority-setting skills to the test
  • Be part of the political landscape at the core of Executive Government

Ministerial Services is developing a larger pool of experienced staff to provide support services to members of the Executive. These roles will provide both cover for staff in Ministerial offices while they are on leave as well as surge support in times of high need. These are ‘Events-based’ roles for the duration of the 53rd Parliament.

As part of that team, we’re looking for an experienced team leader who can manage across teams of people in different Ministerial Offices as our staffing needs change. If you enjoy the flexibility of moving between offices and working with different people on a regular basis, pride yourself on your highly developed interpersonal skills and can deliver an excellent level of support to Ministers and their office teams, then read on! 

You will be a dedicated and committed team player, exceptionally well organised with effective people leadership ability, planning and co-ordination skills. A keen eye for detail is a must, as is the ability to meet tight deadlines and adapt to competing and changing priorities.

You will bring with you an excellent understanding of existing government, parliamentary and public service protocols and processes, and a demonstrated ability to relate to and quickly gain the confidence of the Minister (or senior manager) team members and a diverse group of stakeholders.

To be successful in this role you will have the demonstrated ability to work well as a team player and collaboratively across teams. You will thrive under pressure and can juggle competing priorities and responsibilities at short notice. A flexible approach to work is valued, along with excellent communication skills.

Previous experience in this role, or on the Parliamentary Complex is highly desirable. 

Applicants must be permanent residents or NZ Citizens and are required to obtain and maintain a national security clearance (at a minimum level of 'Confidential').

Please assess your eligibility status using the Protective Security Requirements tool found here: https://www.protectivesecurity.govt.nz/personnel-security/clearances/eligibility-tool/

To learn more about the diverse, important mahi we do at Te Tari Taiwhenua and see why we're a great place to work, click here.

We work to make New Zealand better for New Zealanders through our four outcome areas:

  • People can easily access the services and information they need
  • Iwi, hapū and communities across New Zealand are safe, resilient and thriving
  • People's sense of belonging and collective memory builds an inclusive New Zealand
  • New Zealand is a well-functioning democracy across central and local government

Applications close: 5pm, Monday 2 August 2021
For more information please contact: Natalie Maher, Natalie.Maher@dia.govt.nz 
Job description: To review the full job description, please click here. If you are unable to follow the link, please review the full job description on our careers website.

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