Personal Assistant – Finance – NZ Ministry of Education –

Job Description
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Permanent – Fulltime
An exciting opportunity to join a great team in a dynamic organisation!
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 us

Education Infrastructure Service (EIS), a part of the Ministry of Education, creates and supports safe, healthy, inspiring and ICT enabled learning environments. EIS manages the Crown’s second largest property portfolio of around 2,500 schools with a book value of $17.8 billion, is responsible for the largest payroll in the country, and transports over 100,000 students to and from school each day.

About this role
You will provide support to the Group Manager by effectively managing their schedule and performing a wide variety of administrative, planning, and organising duties which includes the coordination of team/group wide activities. These responsibilities require considerable confidentiality, initiative, tact and independent judgment.
Please note that there is further information in the attached Job Description.

About you
Ideally you will have proven administration/PA experience ideally within the public sector, some knowledge/experience in working in a finance team would also be of benefit. You will be a positive person, keen to contribute to team meetings and celebrations.

You will also offer:
Experience in managing relationships and consultation with an assortment of internal and external stakeholders
Proactivity and the ability to apply good judgement
Demonstrated ability to learn and operate a wide range of administrative and financial systems
Strong time management and organisational skills
Creativity/ideas to assist in maintaining a positive team culture

This opportunity will provide the right candidate with interesting and challenging work and the ability to develop and grow their career.
If you’d like to bring your skills to a rewarding role within an organisation that’s continuously reaching goals and striving for a better future for New Zealand, we’d love to hear from you.

Are you ready to make a difference?
For this permanent role, 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.
Please review the Job Description and if this opportunity interests you, and you meet the requirements, apply now using the ‘Apply Online’ button.
For further information please contact Stephanie Phillips at
Applications close at midnight – Sunday 23 June 2019.