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Executive Assistant to General Manager - Strategy and Democracy

Whangarei, New Zealand

Reference: 6048353

An opportunity has become available for an experienced Executive Assistant to join our Strategy and Democracy Group providing comprehensive executive support to the General Manager - Strategy and Democracy. The ideal candidate will have held a similar role within an organisation of comparable size and complexity or be able to demonstrate a high level of transferable skills which would support outstanding performance in the role.

Responsibilities include prioritising, co-ordinating and managing commitments for the General Manager and or Departmental Managers as required, as well as undertaking group projects and reporting. You will also be required to co-ordinate agendas for the department and provide meeting and administrative assistance to ensure alignment of meeting schedules, agenda items, priorities and deliverables across the group and wider organization.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Excellent multi-tasking and administrative skills
  • Strong experience in a personal assistant role supporting a senior executive
  • High proficiency at diary management and scheduling
  • Discretion and confidentiality
  • Ability to effectively prioritise workloads to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong IT skills in a variety of software applications, including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to act on own initiative as required
  • Flexibility to deal with fluctuating demands
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability and desire to work in accordance with our organisational tikanga
  • Understanding of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi

At Whangarei District Council we take our reputation as a lifestyle destination seriously and consider a range of flexible working and work/life balance options for those that want to work in a professional and progressive environment while still having the time to take advantage of everything our district offers.

Whangarei is a district on the rise. It is Northland's only city and largest commercial centre. Nestled between the forest clad hills at the heart of the beautiful Whangarei Harbour, nowhere in the district is more than 40 kilometres away from our spectacular coastline and commuting to WDC's CBD location is a breeze.

There's a lot that'll make you 'Love it Here!'

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the People and Capability team on (09) 430 4200 or 0800 932 463.


Applications Close: 24 Aug 2022