14 Feb 2020

Full-Time Personal Assistant – Wellington

Ministry of Education – Posted by MinEducationAnywhere

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Job Description

  • Based in Wellington

Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa and welcome.

Help shape the future of education

At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.

About our group and team

The Evidence Synthesis and Dissemination group tells the data and evidence stories about education outcomes and wellbeing and disseminates the information on the Education Counts website. Overall we are committed to creating high quality evidence to inform policy and practice

About this role

The Personal Assistant (PA) is the first point of contact on behalf of the Group Manager (GM), Evidence Synthesis and Dissemination. They provide pro-active, highly responsive and confidential administrative support and assistance to the GM, ensuring that they are well supported to meet their many demands. As required they also support the three managers in the group.

They ensure conflicting demands are managed with sensitivity and have sound judgement in dealing with the various tasks and work requests received.

The PA manages a range of relationships with Ministry staff at all levels and with key stakeholders. They work with other members of the support team in the wider Evidence Data and Knowledge group.

About you

You will have demonstrated experience as a Personal Assistant or similar role and be someone who can build and maintain positive relationships with people at all levels. You’ll have a positive approach and be committed to doing a quality job at speed across a range of administrative tasks.

You will also offer the following:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good problem solving skills, probing all fruitful sources for answers
  • Confidence in navigating a large organisation
  • A high level of computer literacy and competence in Microsoft Office applications
  • The ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga

You’ll be joining a supportive and committed team and most importantly you will have a ‘can do’ approach, be pro-active, and enjoy being a team player.

Are you ready to make a difference?

This is a full-time position in our Wellington offices. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.

As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi’s guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.

There is more information in the position description attached, please take a look and if this opportunity sounds like you, please apply now using the ‘apply online’ button.

How to Apply

For further information, please contact Cathryn Ashley-Jones at cathryn.ashleyjones@education.govt.nz Please review the position description by copy and pasting this link into your browser: https://expressonline.haineslink.co.nz/pdfs/649479_JobDesc.pdf If this sounds like you, please visit our website to apply for the role. Applications close on Thursday, 20 February 2020.

Job Categories: Administration / Clerical. Job Types: Full-Time.

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