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Executive Assistant

Date:  12-May-2022

Wellington, NZ

About us

The Ministry of Social Development is a people-centred organisation. We’re in communities across the motu, working with partners to help New Zealanders be safe, strong and independent.
We provide social policy and advice to government and assistance, including income, employment and housing support to people of all ages, families, whānau and communities.
As a Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner we are committed to supporting and enabling Māori, whānau, hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.
Our people are as diverse as the communities we serve. We care about the wellbeing and success of our people and provide a supportive and inclusive working environment where people can thrive and be who they are.



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Executive Assistant


  • Provide critical executive level support
  • Work in a fun, dynamic and diverse environment
  • Central Wellington location



We are looking for an executive assistant superstar to provide high quality support to the General Manager Safe, Strong Families and Communities.



About this role 


We are seeking an experienced Executive Assistant who understands what it’s like working in a busy, dynamic and complex environment.   Reporting to the General Manager Safe, Strong Families and Communities, which sits within Māori, Communities and Partnerships Group, you’ll provide a full range of executive support services where your days are varied and the team are fun. 

This opportunity will suit a self-managing professional who is comfortable juggling multiple deadlines, across multiple managers and easily build rapport.  Your primary focus will be to provide daily organising and time management and prepare documentation for the General Manager, as well as organise internal and external stakeholder meetings for the wider team. Whether you’re arranging travel bookings or attending stakeholder meetings, you’ll do it all with your natural flair and unflappable manner.

To succeed in this role, you will no doubt have worked with senior leaders, be proficient across the suite of Microsoft products and not be afraid to try new ways of working. We offer a collaborative team environment, flexible working and the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of all New Zealanders.

Salary range: $61,734.00 - $75,452.00






How to apply


To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form.  


Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key responsibilities listed in the position description. 


All applications must be made online.  If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at


Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.


Closing date: 5pm, Sunday, 29 May 2022.






Joining us

Joining MSD means being part of a whānau that celebrates the diversity each individual represents.  We show manaaki, we care about the wellbeing and success of people and want everyone to thrive, and be who they are in a supportive and inclusive working environment. We work together to make a difference for communities while doing the right thing with integrity. We are a Treaty partner committed to strengthening relationships with Māori, Hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so we can assist you through the recruitment process.


MSD has a COVID-19 vaccination policy which requires employees to be fully vaccinated.