Executive Assistant

Posted on 06-Mar-2018
Application Close Date: 22-Mar-2018
Job Details
Administration/Support Services
Position Type:
Full Time
Job Reference:
Note clipJD - Executive Assistant.pdf (PDF, 197KB)
Job Description

Whanganui - Permanent, Full Time



Do you have previous experience as a personal or executive assistant?

We are seeking a high calibre person to provide executive support to the Director of Education within the Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatū region of the Ministry of Education.

Your excellent coordination and organisational skills will see you managing the day to day activity of the Director including diary management and arranging meetings.  You will also be responsible for email management and alerting the Director of any critical dates, correspondence and deliverables.

The Director travels throughout our region on a regular basis; you will be responsible for travel arrangements and must have the ability to work with the Director via email and phone ensuring seamless communication.


The successful candidate must have:

  • Excellent organisational skills with an ability to take ownership, responsibility and accountability for your role.
  • A high level of confidentiality and integrity.
  • An ability to work under pressure and to juggle multiple tasks in a calm manner.
  • A flexible and willing "can do" attitude.
  • Excellent relationship management skills with the ability to build relationships with a range of stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proven computer skills. Strong Word, Excel, PowerPoint skills are essential. Visio skills would be an advantage.
  • English skills both verbal and written with excellent grammar and pronunciation.


For further information please contact Tanya McKibben on tanya.mckibben@education.govt.nz or phone 06 349 6307.


Applications close on 22 March 2018