Executive Assistant

Support the Children’s Commissioner in their mahi to help make meaningful change in the lives of mokopuna in Aotearoa.

Mō mātou

About us

The Office of the Children’s Commissioner (OCC) is an independent crown entity advocating for the interests, rights and wellbeing of children and young people (mokopuna). Our goal is to ensure that all mokopuna live their best lives; Te moemoea: kia kuru pounamu te rongo.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi is central to our work and honouring Te Tiriti is a critical foundation that drives our work. We have a tikanga framework with four principles:

  • Aroha – Children are sacred beings. They are Taonga, born with their own mana. They are shaped by those that care for them. We always act with compassion and empathy, adapting readily to respond to their needs.
  • Pono – We believe honesty and integrity are key to doing our job well. We always report things as we see them and never as how others want them to be seen. We stay true to one important thing: we do as we say we will.
  • Tika – We are always about the best possible results for children. We empower others to bring about the best for them. We are independent and always speak out for their interests. We consider the range of needs we have to meet and make every attempt to get it right.
  • Mātauranga – Children are our reason for being. They are involved, participate and have input into things we do. We act from a place of knowledge; we work from evidence and advise others based on the things we learn.

Mō te tūnga

About the role

The Executive Assistant to the Children’s Commissioner is responsible for providing high quality executive and administrative support to the Children’s Commissioner and the wider senior leadership team, maximising their ability to carry out their responsibilities effectively.

As the Executive Assistant you will also provide executive and administrative support to the wider Office as required and will be critical in supporting the Office to run effectively and efficiently.

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What you will bring

To be successful in this role you will be a natural communicator who thrives in a fast-paced office environment. You will be a highly skilled administrator who has experience supporting senior level positions, ideally within the public service.

Your relationship management skills will be second to none and you will be able to build and maintain positive relationships both internally and externally to support the Children’s Commissioner.

Sound problem-solving skills and the ability to use sound judgment to prioritise when managing competing deadlines is critical in this role.

The Executive Assistant will be interesting and varied role, and you will have the opportunity to provide support on important work that makes a difference for mokopuna.

This position is based at our Wellington Office. We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

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How to apply

If you have the skills and experience that we are looking for then we would love to hear from you.

To apply please complete the application form below and email this along with a cover letter and your CV to Gen Scott at If you have any questions about this role, please contact Gen.

The midpoint of the salary range for this role is $81,321 gross per annum.

Applicants for this position should have the legal right to work in New Zealand.

Applications close midday, Wednesday 20 April 2022.