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Executive Assistant

Job details

Toi Mai
27 Oct 2021
Work type
Full time employment
Work classification
Management & Admin


Are you passionate about creativity, culture, technology, sport or recreation and want to support a new organisation whose goal is to ensure the workforce of Aotearoa has the skills it needs for the world of work today, and for the future?

Toi Mai, the new Workforce Development Council (WDC) responsible for the Creative, Cultural, Recreation and Technology sectors, is looking for an extraordinary Executive Assistant to support the incoming Chief Executive Officer and Poumatua/Deputy Chief Executive, and provide secretarial services to the Toi Mai Council (Board). 

This is a role that will suit someone who is both experienced and excited about getting involved in the start-up phase of a new organisation. You’ll understand whanaungatanga and what it means to provide manaakitanga. You will be warm, out-going, authentic and inspiring, a highly motivated team player, a self-starter with initiative, a mucker-inner, and technologically savvy. Your creative ideas for ways of connecting and supporting our people's wellbeing will be an important aspect of the role. Ability to speak Te Reo Māori would be an advantage, but is not essential.

WDCs have been created under the Education and Training Act 2020 to provide industry with greater leadership across the vocational education and training system in order to ensure Aotearoa’s workforce has the skills it needs for the world of work today, and for the future. This includes giving Māori business and iwi a stronger voice in developing qualifications and training opportunities that prioritise Māori succeeding as Māori. More information about the role of Workforce Development Councils can be found here.

We are a workplace that values and utilises diverse and inclusive thinking, people and behaviours.  This means that our staff honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi and reflect the diversity of Aotearoa, New Zealand and the industries and people we work to support, and that the contributions of staff with diverse backgrounds, experiences, skills and perspectives are valued and respected.

In your cover letter, please describe your involvement with the creativity, culture, technology, sport or recreation sectors and your proficiency with Te Reo Māori.

Please note, this role will ideally be based in Wellington.

Applications close on 27 October 2021.


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Toi Mai

13 Oct 2021