Personal Assistant / Team Administrator

Date:  18 May 2023

Wellington, NZ, 6011

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


  • Are you a pro-active individual, highly organised, has attention to detail and thrives on being busy and enjoys being part of a hardworking, diverse office environment.
  • Provide efficient and effective administration support to a busy National Manager and wider management team!
  • Permanent full time or part-time hours considered, Wellington City based location 
  • Some Hybrid working arrangements possible  
  • Salary ranges from $56,425 - $66,630 with KiwiSaver and wellness benefits

Tēnei tūranga - About the Role:


As a Personal Assistant/Team Administrator you will be responsible for effective and efficient administrative support to the National Manager of Standards New Zealand, and wider Standards New Zealand management team.   


You will be accountable for providing a high level of PA support to the National Manager and wider Standards New Zealand management team to ensure they are able to effectively perform their role and efficiently use their time and skill to help deliver MBIE’s outcomes. You will use strong relationship management and organisational skills to process assigned tasks and deliver results.


We are looking for someone who is customer-focused, highly organised, reliable, sets high standards of quality and performance for themselves, has a strong work ethic, exhibits self-initiative and a positive, proactive approach to their work ensuring tasks are completed to a high level of detail and quality.


MBIE supports flexible working arrangements. Talk to us about what might work for both you and us.


For more information on Standards New Zealand refer Who we are : Standards New Zealand

Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana -

Skills and Experience Required

  • Proven track record of experience and achievement in providing personal assistant and administrative support.
  • Demonstrated agility in supporting a busy senior leader and responding to changes in priorities.
  • Wide ranging knowledge of administration systems, processes, tools and resources.
  • Sound relationship management and communication skills.
  • High standard of computer literacy and word processing.
  • Willingness to work in a flexible and dynamic environment.
  • Willingness to work across the business as needs arise to help out on different fronts.  
  • Must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand

Ētahi kōrero mō MBIE - About MBIE:


MBIE's goal is to create a resilient and high-performing economy that delivers real and ongoing quality of life for all New Zealanders.

We do this by working with others to create an environment that supports businesses to be more productive and internationally competitive, enables all New Zealanders to participate in the economy through improved job opportunities and by working to ensure quality housing is more affordable.

People are at the heart of our mahi, our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours.

  • Mahi Tahi – Better Together
  • Māia – Bold and brave
  • Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future
  • Pono Me Te Tika – Own It


Our aspirations are echoed in our Māori identity – Hīkina Whakatutuki – which broadly means ‘lifting to make successful'.

MBIE recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown and is committed to giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We will do this through enduring, meaningful and effective partnerships with iwi, Māori, other Māori groups/organisations and the Crown, as this is critical to enable economic and social development, both for Māori and for wider Aotearoa New Zealand. We are committed to continuing to partner with iwi in order to find new sustainable solutions to address long standing systemic and cross-cutting issues facing Māori and wider Aotearoa New Zealand and we are also committed to identifying opportunities for iwi to lead and creating an enabling environment for iwi to leverage these opportunities.

E mōhio ana a Hīkina Whakatutuki i puea ake te kōtuinga I waenganui i a ngāi Māori me te Karauna i Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ā, kei te whai ia ki te whakaū ake i Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Mā te whai kiko o ngā kōtuinga ahungaroa o ngāi wi, o ngāi Māori, me ētahi atu rōpū Māori ki te Karauna, katutuki tēnei. He āhuatanga nui tēnei e āhei ai ngā mahi whanaketanga ā-ohanga, ā-pāpori hoki ki a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui. E whai tonu ana mātou ki te kōtui atu ki ngā iwi mō te rapu huarahi hou ki te whakaara i ngā kaupapakua roa nei e tāmi ana i a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui, ā, e whai ana hoki ki te tautohu i ngā āheinga kōkiritanga mā ngā iwi, me te tautoko i ngā iwi kia whai mana ake ai ēnei āheinga.

Me pēhea te tono - How to Apply:

Click here to view a position description. All applications must be submitted via our online process and include a Cover Letter and CV outlining your interest and suitability for the role. 


Email Sarah Hutcheson at quoting ref MBIE/11783 if you have any further questions.


Applications close on Sunday 4 June 2023.