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Executive Assistant - Māori Partnerships [Part-time]


Te whakapakari tahi i tō tātau Taiao – Enhancing our environment together.


Our vision is a healthy environment and a resilient and prosperous community.




About The opportunity | Ko te āheinga:


We are on the lookout for an exceptional individual to join us as an Executive Assistant to our Te Pou Whakarae. In this position, you will ensure that they are supported by providing comprehensive administrative guidance and calendar management as well as pivotal administrative support for the wider Māori Partnerships team.   


A high level of attention to detail and the ability to multitask is a must, as well as exceptional interpersonal skills and a proactive attitude. This is a part time opportunity for 20 hours per week (these hours must be split across 5-days to ensure the needs of the team are met), based in our Napier office.




About you | E pā ana ki a koe:


The ideal person for this role will be comfortable handling sensitive information with the highest level of confidentiality and professionalism. Your strong time management, organisation and excellent communication skills will see you shine in this role, really making it your own!


You will be capable of high-level administrative support, including efficiently managing calendars, scheduling appointments, and making necessary travel arrangements. You will need to collate papers for executive and external meetings, prepare and circulate agendas, record minutes, and take action points as required.


Ideally you will also have:


  • 5+ years’ experience including working for a senior manager/executive in an environment where confidentiality, judgement and discretion are paramount.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Suite, especially Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • The ability to take initiative and problem solve effectively.
  • Sound understanding of tikanga Māori and Māori values and an appreciation as to how they relate to Regional Council functions and plan and policy development is desirable.
  • Knowledge of financial systems is desirable.




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.


Other benefits of working for our team include:


  • Flexible working and working from home options
  • Limited income protection and life insurance
  • Additional week of annual leave after 3 years’ service
  • Subsidised eye tests and lenses, flu vaccinations, and other well-being initiatives
  • HBRC has a strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a supportive working environment


To see a full list of our benefits please visit our website.


We value diversity and as such we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status although applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand. 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:


If you are seeking an exciting and fulfilling opportunity to work closely with a motivated, passionate and knowledgeable team, where you are able to make a difference for both our organisation and the community then we are eager to hear from you!


Apply on Seek. Applications close 20 January 2024. 

Please note that the team will be taking a break over the Christmas/New Year period so will not be reviewing any applications until we return to work. 


If you have any questions regarding this position, please send them to and we will get to them as soon as we can.


View the full job description here.




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 December 2023

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