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Personal Assistant and Team Coordinator

We are seeking a motivated and talented Personal Assistant and Team Coordinator, to help provide support and administrative services at the Human Rights Commission.

The Human Rights Commission works for a free, fair, safe and just New Zealand, where diversity is valued, and human dignity and rights are respected. We are committed to building diversity, accessibility and inclusion in our workplace.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Diary and expense management,
  • Event and meeting coordination,
  • Managing complex travel itineraries,
  • Preparing and managing communication including correspondence and reports,
  • Budget monitoring,
  • Document management,
  • Other general administration tasks,
  • The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:
  • skill in providing assistance and support in a small-to-medium sized organisation,
  • attention to detail,
  • a systematic and organised approach,
  • ability to support management processes including, drafting agendas, proofing papers, and minutes management,
  • a record of confidentiality, discretion and judgement,
  • strong verbal and written communication skills,
  • solid time management skills,

Advantageous attributes include:

  • understanding of central Government organisation and processes,
  • lived experience in any of the Commission’s priority areas

The Human Rights Commission is committed to providing an inclusive work environment that reflects the many communities and people of Aotearoa New Zealand. The Commission actively encourages a diverse applicant pool.   

We support flexible working arrangements.

If you require assistance or support through the application process, please let us know, so that we can accommodate this. Other accessible formats can also be provided. You can contact us at [email protected]

Click here to download the job description.

TO APPLY: please email your cover letter and curriculum vitae to:

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Monday 29 July, 5pm


Manager, People and Culture

Location: Wellington -  Wellington Central

Work Type: Full Time

  • Senior leadership opportunity
  • Lead continuous improvement
  • Work directly with the Chief Executive

The Human Rights Commission | Te Kāhui Tika Tangata strives to promote and protect the human rights of all people in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Commission works to support a free, fair, safe and just New Zealand, where diversity is encouraged, and human dignity and rights are respected.

As a member of the Commission’s senior management team, you will lead the People and Culture function and provide pragmatic and compliant strategic and operational advice. Furthermore, you will lead and manage the implementation of key initiatives while managing the day-to-day operational requirements of human resources, internal communications, and organisation development.

To be successful you will have experience as a trusted and experienced leader. You’ll also be adept at building a strong internal reputation through the provision of high-quality advice and counsel to the senior leaders, managers and staff. You will be a HR professional who understands the current and future needs of the organisation, and known for championing continuous development. You will be able to demonstrate your ability to build great teams and support high performing leaders. You will also support and promote cultural competence in the work that Commission staff undertake and support the Commission’s work to becoming a ‘treaty-based organisation’.

The Human Rights Commission is committed to providing an inclusive work environment that reflects the many communities and people of Aotearoa New Zealand. The Commission actively encourages a diverse applicant pool.  The Commission is also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

To submit your application, please click here and then on the ‘apply’ button below. For further information, please contact Scott King on 04 913 6949. Please note all applications will be acknowledged electronically.

Please note: applications for this role close at 5pm on the 25th July.

Reference Number: 4673

Contact Details:Scott King on 04 913 6949 or [email protected]

Profession: Human Resources & Recruitment > Management - Internal