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EA to Territorial Secretaries

Territorial Headquarters, Wellington

• You will be an administration extraordinaire ;

• Take ownership and provide leadership within your role;

• An organisation who positively impacting the lives of people.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has been transforming lives since 1865.  We work in over 130 countries, coordinated by our International Headquarters in London and we are a registered charity under the Charities Act 2005.  The Army has over 2,000 officers and employees in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa and is recognised as a high value employer.  The mission of The Salvation Army in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa is caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society.

Role Purpose

The Executive Assistant (EA) will provide support to the Secretary for Mission and Assistant Secretary for Mission by effectively managing their schedules and performing a wide variety of responsible, complex and confidential administrative, secretarial, analytical and research duties. Duties performed require considerable confidentiality, initiative, tact, and mature and independent judgement, including prioritising of competing deadlines.

The position requires leadership qualities such as adaptability, flexibility, dependability and accountability. Much of the work is self-appointed and requires a high degree of professional independence, initiative, self-discipline and the ability to remain calm under pressure.

Key tasks

• Coordinating and maintaining the diary of the senior managers, including organising all appointments and meetings;

• Providing executive administration support, including event management and catering, travel and accommodation needs and general administration on a daily basis;

• Use your excellently developed relationship skills to collaborate;

• Keeping our company values, mission and purpose at the forefront of our organisation.

Experience required

• Proven experience providing efficient and effective administration;

• Exceptional prioritisation, organisation, and time management skills, with a strong keen eye for detail coupled with a high degree of accuracy;

• An ability to prioritise workloads and negotiate deadlines in the face of competing demands;

• The ability to deal with confidential information and have resilience with issues of a sensitive nature;

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a friendly ‘can do’ attitude, and a strong desire to contribute positively to the team environment;

• You will be described by others as flexible, adaptable, and organised with the ability to accept and move with the often-frequent changes in an Executive Assistant role.

Personal characteristics we are looking for:

• Discretion and confidentiality;

• Composure;

• Highly professional and resilient;

• Create strong relationships built on trust;

• Have maturity and personal integrity;

• Level-headed and keeps calm under pressure;

• Be passionate about the people of New Zealand.

Essential: When applying for a role with The Salvation Army you may be asked to disclose your vaccination status and provide proof.

Contact information

For more information about this role please contact Claire Henderson on (04) 831 4830 or by email claire.henderson@salvationarmy.org.nz


To apply please send your cover letter, CV (including referee details) and completed application form to: claire.henderson@salvationarmy.co.nz

Application form can be downloaded from: https://www.salvationarmy.org.nz/help-us/career-opportunities

Applicants for this position will need to have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.  All employment offers are subject to the completion of a satisfactory Ministry of Justice clearance/Police Check (where applicable).

Application close on Monday, 31 January 2022 at 11:59 pm

The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church and human service provider. It is committed to caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society – all through the love of God shown in Jesus. The successful applicant should therefore show an ability to identify with the mission and values of The Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is committed to cultural diversity, and in New Zealand, our Tiriti partnership.

The Salvation Army is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable people, including children, and upholding their rights to protection from abuse and/or neglect.