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Permanent Full-time, Auckland

Te āhuatunga a te tūranga/About the Role

We’re looking for an experienced Personal Assistant (or someone with comparable experience) to provide professional secretarial and administrative support to the Judges of Auckland District Court. You will support the judiciary on a one-to-one basis with a variety of tasks relating to the Judges’ work schedules.

He pūkenga tou/Skills and Experience

The Judges’ PA is the main conduit for the judiciary for all communication coming into Chambers; managing Judges’ diaries; arranging Judges’ travel and accommodation for matters such as Court hearings, conferences and seminars; preparing documentation including judgments, Court minutes, presentations, minutes of meetings and reports; organising venue bookings and catering for conferences when required; and assisting visitors to the Chambers area.

This role demands high levels of attention to detail and the ability to respond to and manage conflicting priorities. Therefore, effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines are key requirements.

In addition to proven admin/secretarial experience you will be able to demonstrate that you have:

  • Excellent Microsoft Windows suite skills;
  • Confidence in and/or ability to use Te Reo me ōna Tikanga Māori in the workplace;
  • the ability to deal professionally with matters of a highly sensitive nature.

If you are looking for a new challenge, then this could be the role for you.

Mō te tīma/About our Team

At Tāhū o te Ture - the Ministry of Justice, we’re committed to working together for a fair and safe Aotearoa.

The Operations and Service Delivery Group is responsible for the Ministry’s operational services, including the courts, tribunals, Legal Aid, centralised national services and provider and community services. The services we deliver support access to the Court of Appeal, High Court, 58 District Courts, Coroner’s Court, Environment Court, Employment Court and Māori Land Court. We want the judiciary to receive quality, effective support, wherever they are.

Courts and Tribunals Regional Service Delivery supports face-to-face service delivery through four regions. This team includes services provided to all national courts and tribunals, with the exception of the senior courts

Joining the Ministry of Justice means you will become part of an inclusive organisation that values you and the communities we serve. It’s our promise to ensure our workplace is one where our people feel healthy and safe, supported and able to be themselves at work. We value respect as the foundation for building a positive workplace culture and one where diversity is welcomed and celebrated.

Tono mai/How to Apply

To apply, click the Apply button below to be directed to our Careers Website. You can view a detailed position description here, as well as complete an online application form by attaching your CV and cover letter.

The remuneration band for this role is $50,128 to $70,768- while the appointing salary will be based on skills and experience, we are willing to pay higher in the band to attract strong candidates into this role.

Applications close on: 30 January 2022

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