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Personal Assistant

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About The opportunity | Ko te āheinga:

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation where you will play a crucial role in supporting the Manager Regional Projects and the broader project management team.  The primary focus of this team is executing a portfolio of capital infrastructure projects within predetermined timeframes and budgetary constraints. As a Personal Assistant, you will be at the forefront of our operations, providing high-quality assistance and administrative support that drives the success of our project initiatives.


About you | E pā ana ki a koe:

As our ideal candidate for the Personal Assistant role, you are a highly organised and detail-oriented professional with a passion for providing exceptional administrative support in a fast-paced environment. Your primary function will be to support and empower the team to undertake their responsibilities efficiently and effectively. You will play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth operation of our project management initiatives by offering confidential and top-tier administrative services across various complex issues. Your proficiency in the MS Office suite, coupled with your strong organisational and time-management abilities, enables you to manage multiple tasks and priorities seamlessly.

Ideally you will also have:

  • A minimum of 5 years' experience, including providing support to senior managers or executives in environments where confidentiality, discretion, and sound judgment, is essential
  • Proven track record of delivering high-quality executive support efficiently and effectively
  • Previous experience working within the local government sector is preferred
  • Previous experience working within an infrastructure focused team is highly desirable
  • Resilience, adaptability, and flexibility to keep up with the ever-changing nature of HBRC.


What we offer | Nga huanga mōu:

The salary range for this role is between $64,350 to $71,500 and will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.


This is a high-performing and motivated team of professionals that you will be joining, offering an opportunity to experience working within local government and supporting the recovery work from Cyclone Gabrielle. Other benefits of working for our team include flexible working options to support work/life balance, and a strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a supportive working environment. See our full range of staff benefits here.


As an equal opportunity employer, we are dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment. We recognise that collaborative and innovative organisations depend on having a workforce made up from a diverse range of perspectives and experiences. We're all about excellence, and we encourage open communication – if you need any specific support, just let us know! Our main goal is to empower each person to share their unique talents to contribute to the outcomes for our community. This commitment ensures that our workplace is a dynamic and progressive space where everyone can flourish.


HBRC is responsible for Civil Defence emergencies and as such, all staff may be called upon to support the response.


How to apply | I pēhea ki te whakauru:

Join us in our mission to drive excellence and innovation in project management and be an integral part of our success story. Applications 23 March 2024, however we will be shortlisting and interviewing appropriate candidates as applications are received. If you are interested in this position, please do not wait to apply as we may close the ad earlier than advertised.

 To view the job description please visit our website here.

 Please apply through Seek . If you require any further information please email


About us | E pā ki a mātou:

At Hawke’s Bay Regional Council our purpose is to work with our community to protect and manage the region’s precious taonga of rivers, lakes, soils, air, coast and biodiversity for health, wellbeing and connectivity. Our organisation is diverse and our work is varied. Our structure comprises of six key business units; Corporate Services, Integrated Catchment Management, Asset Management, Māori Partnerships, Policy & Regulation, and the Executive Advisory Group which also consists of the Civil Defence and Emergency Management.


We focus on prioritising:

Te kounga o te wai, te haumarutanga me te mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi o te whakamarutanga | Water quality, safety and climate-resilient security.  

Kia koi, kia toitū hoki te whakamahinga o te whenua | Climate-smart and sustainable land use. 

Kia ora, kia āhei, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki te rerenga rauropi | Healthy, functioning and climate-resilient biodiversity. 

Kia toitū, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki ngā ratonga me ngā hanganga ā-whare | Sustainable and climate-resilient services and infrastructure. 

21 February 2024

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