Executive Assistant – Managed Isolation and Quarantine
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Tēnei tūranga – About the role
The role is responsible for providing high level confidential executive support to the Director, Office of the Deputy Secretary, Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) that enables them to efficiently use their time and talents to achieve MBIE’s outcomes and deliverables.
Ngā herenga – Requirements of the role
- All employees are required to comply with MBIE's vaccination policy which seeks to protect the wellbeing, health and safety of our people, their whānau and the community. You are required to hold a valid vaccination pass to be employed at MBIE.
- A proven track record of experience and achievement in a senior executive support role.
- Wide ranging knowledge of administration systems and processes.
- Knowledge and understanding of working within a government agency.
- Excellent relationship management skills.
- Proven ability to develop trust and credibility at the executive level.
- Understanding of MBIE and where the business group or branch fits in delivering outcomes.
- Strong communication, influencing and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work effectively in a team environment and to prioritise to achieve MBIE outcomes.
- Willingness to work in a flexible and dynamic environment.
Takohanga tuhinga o mua – Key accountabilities and deliverables
Critical areas of success
Providing executive assistance to support the Director, Office of the Deputy Secretary, MIQ to meet their priorities and accountabilities including:
- Dealing with high level, urgent and confidential issues.
- Calendar and email management, including prioritisation of urgent matters.
- Monitoring and screening of phone calls, emails and other communication.
- Preparation of documentation.
- Follow-up action.
Providing administrative support including:
- Developing and delivering sound administrative systems and processes to assist senior management to achieve decision making outcomes.
- Organising external internal engagement and appointments, using discretion.
- Understanding the business group and branch priorities and business plans and the key agencies with which it interacts in order to inform assessment of priorities or redirection of workflow.
- Co-ordinating stakeholder management for the group or branch.
- Maintaining effective internal and external relationships and enhancing information sharing.
- Managing key working relationships within the Ministry and with staff in Ministers’ offices.
- Event management managing financial processes.
- Liaising with facilities and IT staff.
- People/HR related admin.
- Participates as an active team member and contributes knowledge and expertise needed to achieve MBIE’s outcomes.
- Develops effective working relationships with other MBIE managers and team members in order to transfer knowledge and learning from the team to the wider organisation.
- Builds and maintains effective relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders, as necessary, in order to identify and share best practice information and to promote the Ministry, its products and services.
- Has honest and open communication.
- Represents whole-of-Ministry views and protects its reputation in any external interactions.
- Models positive behaviours.
- Models the desired values and culture of the organisation.
- Willingly shares knowledge, expertise and within the team and with others in the organisation.
- Acts with honesty and integrity.
- Welcomes feedback and is receptive to input from others.
Wellbeing, health & safety
- Displays commitment through actively supporting all safety and wellbeing initiatives.
- Ensures own and others safety at all times.
- Complies with relevant safety and wellbeing policies, procedures, safe systems of work and event reporting.
- Reports all incidents/accidents, including near misses in a timely fashion.
- Is involved in health and safety through participation and consultation.
Tō tūranga i roto i te Manatū – Your place in the Ministry
The Executive Assistant position reports into the Director, Office of the Deputy Secretary, MIQ.
To mātou aronga – What we do for Aotearoa New Zealand
Hīkina Whakatutuki is the te reo Māori name for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Hīkina means to uplift. Whakatutuki means to move forward, to make successful. Our name speaks to our purpose, Grow Aotearoa New Zealand for All.
To Grow Aotearoa New Zealand for All, we put people at the heart of our mahi. Based on the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi / The Treaty of Waitangi, we are committed to upholding authentic partnerships with Māori.
As agile public service leaders, we use our breadth and experience to navigate the ever-changing world. We are service providers, policy makers, investors and regulators. We engage with diverse communities, businesses and regions. Our work touches on the daily lives of New Zealanders. We grow opportunities (Puāwai), guard and protect (Kaihāpai) and innovate and navigate towards a better future (Auaha).
Ngā matatau – Our competencies
Cultivates innovation We create new and better ways for the organisation to be successful by challenging the status quo generating new and creative ideas and translating them into workable solutions.
Nimble learning We are curious and actively learn through experimentation when tackling new problems by learning as we go when facing new situations and challenges.
Customer focus We build strong customer relationships and deliver customer-centric solutions by listening and gaining insights into the needs of the communities we serve and actively seeking and responding to feedback.
Decision quality We make quality and timely decisions that shape the future for our communities and keep the organisation moving forward by relying on an appropriate mix of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgement to make valid and reliable decisions.
Action oriented We step up, taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with purpose, urgency and discipline by taking responsibility, ownership and action on challenges, and being accountable for the results.
Collaborates We connect, working together to build partnerships with our communities, working collaboratively to meet shared objectives by gaining trust and support of others; actively seeking the views, experiences, and opinions of others and by working co-operatively with others across MBIE, the public sector and external stakeholder groups.
Te Tiriti o Waitangi
As an agency of the public service, MBIE has a responsibility to contribute to the Crown meeting its obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi (Te Tiriti). Meeting our commitment to Te Tiriti will contribute towards us realising the overall aims of Te Ara Amiorangi – Our Path, Our Direction, and achieve the outcome of Growing New Zealand for All. The principles of Te Tiriti - including partnership, good faith, and active protection – are at the core of our work. MBIE is committed to delivering on our obligations as a Treaty partner with authenticity and integrity and to enable Māori interests. We are committed to ensuring that MBIE is well placed to meet our obligations under the Public Service Act 2020 (Te Ao Tūmatanui) to support the Crown in strengthening the Māori/Crown Relationship under the Treaty and to build MBIE’s capability, capacity and cultural intelligence to deliver this.
Mahi i roto i te Ratonga Tūmatanui – Working in the public service
Ka mahitahi mātou o te ratonga tūmatanui kia hei painga mō ngā tāngata o Aotearoa i āianei, ā, hei ngā rā ki tua hoki. He kawenga tino whaitake tā mātou hei tautoko i te Karauna i runga i āna hononga ki a ngāi Māori i raro i te Tiriti o Waitangi. Ka tautoko mātou i te kāwanatanga manapori. Ka whakakotahingia mātou e te wairua whakarato ki ō mātou hapori, ā, e arahina ana mātou e ngā mātāpono me ngā tikanga matua o te ratonga tūmatanui i roto i ā mātou mahi.
In the public service we work collectively to make a meaningful difference for New Zealanders now and in the future. We have an important role in supporting the Crown in its relationships with Māori under the Treaty of Waitangi. We support democratic government. We are unified by a spirit of service to our communities and guided by the core principles and values of the public service in our work.
What does it mean to work in Aotearoa New Zealand’s Public Service?(external link) — Te Kawa Mataaho The Public Service Commission