About this role
- Help Papatūānuku thrive with a career at the Department of Conservation
- Executive level support to senior leader
- Wellington based, permanent role
Toitū te marae a Tāne-mahuta, Toitū te marae a Tangaroa, Toitū te tangata.
If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive.
At Te Papa Atawhai, Department of Conservation, we express our spirit of service and serve Aotearoa through our purpose, Papatūānuku Thrives. The work we do impacts the people of Aotearoa New Zealand and our many visitors and will continue to have far-reaching effects for generations to come. Our commitment to being an honourable Treaty Partner in collaboration with local iwi, community groups and businesses is critical to setting the foundations for future conservation success.
He angitūtanga | About the role
This is a fantastic opportunity to provide executive level support to Sia Aston, the Deputy Director-General, Public Affairs. The role will see you play an integral part in the Public Affairs Group, which has an ambitious work programme supporting great conservation outcomes for Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Reporting directly to Sia, you will ensure she is well supported and prepared through effective planning and executive level support. The role requires exceptional organisational skills, the ability to triage the flow of information, and tap into the right networks to ensure priorities are well managed and represented accordingly. You will be confident in your approach, a proactive problem solver and at ease communicating with the broader leadership cohort, while managing time and workflow priorities.
On a day-to-day basis you'll always be two steps ahead, ensuring Sia is well prepared, leaving no room for “surprises”. Alongside your ability to trouble-shoot, you'll be an effective gate-keeper, acting with a high level of professionalism and discretion. You will have an active DD-G who provides clarity of direction and room to enjoy the role as a key supporting member of the Group.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
You will be seen as a credible and effective relationship builder and be comfortable working with a diverse stakeholder group. With experience gained in a similar executive support role, ideally in the communications sector, you will be comfortable working with senior leaders and take a proactive approach to managing effective and efficient day to day operations for the DD-G.
To be considered for the role you will demonstrate the following capabilities:
- Exceptional time and diary management skills
- Great relationship management skills with the ability to build and leverage networks
- Comfortable managing sensitive and confidential data and information on behalf of the DD-G ensuring privacy requirements are maintained
- Advanced knowledge of MS Office with specific focus on Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook with an appetite to grow your skills and master new applications and processes
- Comfortable engaging and working in partnership with iwi and tangata whenua
- Good understanding of the workings of central Government - the role of Parliament, Ministers, and public service agencies.
Be part of something that matters, with a career at the Department of Conservation.
Ko ngā hua | What we offer
We take pride in enabling our kaimahi to bring their unique perspectives to mahi, in pursuit of our collective aspirations. Our commitment to well-being and professional development includes:
- Flexible working options where applicable
- Te Pukenga Atawhai – Cultural Capability Development Programme
- Active employee networks, Te Kāwai Aho Tapu - Māori Kaimahi Network, Rainbow Network
- Great discounts on outdoor gear, the Great Walks and DOC Huts
Tono ināianei | Apply now
Submit your CV and cover letter and tell us about you, your skills, experience, and alignment to our Kaupapa.
Rā katinga | Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 19 October 2022. Please note, we will commence shortlisting and interviewing prior to the advert closing, so don't delay in submitting your application.
Me he pātai anō | For further enquiries, contact Annie Colebrook at firstname.lastname@example.org
Taupānga | Job Reference: DOC/1661042
COVID-19 Vaccination: Some positions that are identified as high risk may still have a requirement for appointees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing for these positions will be required and applicants will be notified during the recruitment process if this condition will apply.
Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.
Visit www.doc.govt.nz to find out more about a career with us.
|Application close date:||19-Oct-2022|
|Attachments:|| HR - RD - Executive Assistant (DD-Gs) - DOC-7116828.docx (Word, 60KB)