PA/Office Manager

Date: 2 Apr 2024

Location: Waiheke/Hauraki Gulf, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Auckland Council’s Local Boards has an opportunity for a permanent PA/Office Manager to join the Waiheke Local Board team. This role will report directly to Acting Local Area Manager and will be based on Waiheke Island. 

Local Boards play a significant role, working across communities with their focus on arts & culture, community services, parks and recreation, economic development, the environment, and infrastructure.

In this role you will directly support our elected local board members, the Local Area Manager and at times will demonstrate flexibility to work across the unit and with our community partners.  


There is a lot to get involved in as this is a varied role with several initiatives running simultaneously. 


You can expect to:
•    Provide comprehensive office management and administrative support.
•    Work closely with the Local Board Chair on local issues. 
•    Manage the logistics for community engagement and local board run events.
•    Provide timely responses to residents, community groups & external organisations.

He kōrero mōu: About you


Your background will demonstrate previous experience in similar administration support, office management or personal assistant roles that have provided you with the ability to juggle and prioritise tasks. 

Excellent political acumen or awareness as well as experience in interacting and building relationships with a wide range of people, including with elected members, senior managers, and members of the public would be beneficial to this role. 


You will be well-presented and personable, demonstrating a level of confidence and determination to keep the wheels moving, while remaining unwaveringly calm under pressure. As a motivated team player, you enjoy providing high level professional secretarial, administrative and coordination services that support the work programmes and aspirations of our communities.


We are specifically looking for experience:
•    Within large, complex and potentially political organisations 
•    Senior administrative support, office management, personal assistant, or similar roles.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


This is a fantastic opportunity for a true professional who wants to thrive in a community-based role and has the drive and determination to succeed.


Auckland Council is one of the largest local authorities in the South Pacific providing essential services and facilities to more than 1.5 million people. We are progressive socially, culturally and environmentally while we work towards creating change having an impact on our journey to becoming a world-class city for our ratepayers and residents.


In return for your hard work, you can expect a flexible and supportive work environment. 
Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini My success is not mine alone, but the success of many.


You’ll have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits, including discounted Leisure Centre membership and a range of other partnership discounts! 


Me Tono Ināianei!: Apply Now!

Applications close: 17 April 2024

You can find a copy of the position description HERE


Our employer Kiwisaver contribution is additional to base salary offered.


Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.


Auckland Council strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.