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Executive Assistant London

Date:  21-Jun-2022
Location: 

London, GB

Description: 

Executive Assistant- London

 

The New Zealand High Commission in London is seeking an Executive Assistant to provide administrative support to the High Commissioner, and other administration functions in the office. 

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

 

The Executive Assistant is responsible for providing support to the High Commissioner to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of that position. The role is busy and varied, ranging from diary management to supporting the High Commissioner at external engagements. The Executive Assistant works closely with staff across the High Commission.

 

This is an open tenure full-time role.  The successful applicant is employed locally, with terms and conditions set in accordance with UK employment regulations, and must be able to obtain and maintain a New Zealand security clearance. The High Commission does not provide assistance with accommodation or airfares and applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.  

 

Starting salary is in the vicinity of £32,000 per annum, subject to relevant experience.

 

Mā‎ wai te mahi nei? – Who are we looking for?

 

The successful applicant should have:

  • Demonstrated previous experience in a secretarial or administrative support role to a senior manager and/or their team. 
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills, including ability to prioritise tasks effectively and work under pressure.
  • A strong customer focus, especially in respect of senior stakeholders, and a strong delivery focus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in the management of hospitality and events

Ngā hua o te mahi i te Manatū Aorere - Why MFAT?

 

We are committed to a focus on leadership, talent, training and development, and flexible work options.  Check out our benefits page to find out more about why we love working here.

 

We are also working to grow the diversity of our workforce and the inclusive nature of our workplace. Click on our diversity and inclusion page to find out more.

Mō mātou - About us

 

Our people represent New Zealand on and offshore, and in doing so make New Zealanders safer and more prosperous.  By building connections with and influencing other countries and international institutions, we advance New Zealand’s interests and pursue New Zealand's values.  We provide advice to the Government on the implications for New Zealand of what is happening in the world. 

 

The New Zealand High Commission in London represents New Zealand in the United Kingdom to deliver on the Government’s goal of making New Zealanders safer and more prosperous.  By building connections with and influencing the United Kingdom, we advance New Zealand’s interests and pursue New Zealand's values.  We provide advice to the Government on the implications for New Zealand of what is happening in the United Kingdom.

 

The High Commission seeks to reflect New Zealand’s diversity and heritage in all that we do.  Our values are:

  • Impact – We achieve for New Zealand, every day, everywhere
  • Kotahitanga – We draw strength from our diversity
  • Courage – We do the right thing
  • Manaakitanga – We honour and respect others

Please note:

 

If the successful candidate has worked or lived in New Zealand and are subsequently employed as locally engaged staff in a NZ Government Embassy or High Commission, they may, subject to individual circumstances, have NZ Tax Residency obligations. We advise any applicant, who may be in this situation, to discuss their tax residency status with the NZ Inland Revenue (IRD) and determine any potential personal tax obligations to IRD.

 

Me pēhea te tuku tono - To Apply/Interested?

 

A position description and an application form can be downloaded from the New Zealand High Commission’s website.

 

To apply please send a CV, completed application form and a covering letter to property@nzhc.uk.

 

Please email your application to the address above.   Applications that do not come through by email to the above address will not be considered – so please do not click the ‘apply’ button on this advert.

 

Applicants must already hold the right to live and work in the United Kingdom, and be able to obtain and maintain a New Zealand security clearance. 

 

Use this online tool to self-check your eligibility for a Confidential security clearance. Please note that this tool is not part of the formal security clearance process:

 

http://www.protectivesecurity.govt.nz/eligibility-tool

 

Applications close on 27th June 2022. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.