PSA | Executive Assistant – full time | Auckland

Closing date: Monday 19 April 2021

Executive Assistant – Auckland

The PSA Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi is the largest union in New Zealand, Aotearoa and is an innovative and dynamic organisation employing 180 staff throughout New Zealand. We have over 78,000 members working in central and local government, health and community services.

Our core values include advocating members’ interests with a strong effective voice, standing together, supporting and empowering members, individually and collectively.  We embrace diversity and challenge inequality and our actions are characterised by professionalism, integrity and respect. We are a progressive and constructive union, constantly seeking solutions that improve members’ working lives.

We are looking for a permanent, full time executive assistant, based in our Auckland office. This role is to support four members of our leadership team; three industrially focused assistant secretaries and our newly appointed Kaihautū Māori, all Auckland based.

As an executive assistant you would provide high level administrative support and services to assistant secretaries, Kaihautū Māori, and will work closely with the wider secretaries’ support team in Wellington.  There is an additional focus on providing operational HR admin in the assistant secretaries’ role as managers of staff.

Our executive assistants operate in a busy and complex environment and work closely with a diverse range of external stakeholders, employers and government agencies. We need someone who is conscientious with a high level of discretion and judgement; has excellent written and verbal communication skills; works efficiently and effectively to deadlines and under pressure; has sound computer literacy in Microsoft Office and is a master of diary management.

The PSA Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi is committed to honouring Te Tiriti O Waitangi across our organisation and the work we do. Knowledge of te reo and tikanga Māori will therefore be an advantage.

The PSA is also an EEO employer.

Please download the following documents if you would like to apply:


Completed applications including a cover letter and updated CV should be emailed to [email protected] or posted to Trish McKinnon, PSA, PO Box 3817, Wellington 6140.

Applications close on Monday 19 April 2021 at 4pm.


Contact person: Trish McKinnon