21/608 Personal Assistant

Department of Internal Affairs

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Wellington

Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Regulatory Services
Branch: Policy, Regulation and Communities 
Salary: $49,317 - $66,723

  • This is a role appealing to an administrative professional who also appreciates purpose-driven work
  • Your people skills are equally as important as your administrative skills and experience in this fast-moving modern environment
  • Be a part of a supportive team and positive work culture in this forward looking group in one of New Zealand’s most respected Government Departments. 

The Department of Internal Affairs’ Digital Safety team is a risk-based, responsive and modern regulator providing effective regulatory services in an increasingly complex, borderless, and digital world. We are looking for a Senior Advisor Engagement and Innovation to be part of our team in Wellington.  

You will be joining a team where we work to ensure the online safety of New Zealanders. Here you will get to contribute to the online safety of all New Zealanders, but especially children and young people..  

About the role: 

The Personal Assistant provides consistent and dependable personal, secretarial and administrative support services to the Director Regulatory System and support to the Directorate management team and directorate staff where required.

The scope of this role includes:

  • Proven excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong stakeholder relationship management focus and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact with people at all levels
  • Team focused work ethics and the ability to work collaboratively across team boundaries
  • Detail focused with the ability to anticipate risks and the consequences of decisions and commitments
  • Ability to prioritise workloads and negotiate deadlines in the face of competing demands under minim
  • al supervision
  • Fast and accurate keyboard skills
  • The ability to lead, prioritise and actively manage multiple work streams within tight time constraints
  • A high standard of verbal and written communication skills – including strong attention to detail
  • An innovative mindset with the ability to effect change in a collaborative environment 
  • Proven initiative and a proactive working style, with an eye on continuous improvement

Preferred candidates will be required to undergo psychometric profiling as part of our selection criteria. There may be minimal exposure to harmful content due to the nature of the work.  

What we offer:

We offer a collaborative and innovative culture where our people thrive to adhere to best practice while constantly challenging the status quo making each work day interesting.  We value work life balance so flexible work options are available.

We look for people who can positively contribute to fostering and cultivating an inclusive environment; as well as demonstrating commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion of others.

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, Wednesday 29 September 2021
For more information please contact: Jared Mullen on jared.mullen@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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