Executive Officer

Te Waihanga is tasked with improving the lives of New Zealanders through better infrastructure, and we all play a role in this mission. We are looking for an experienced Executive Officer who will work closely with the Chief Executive, enabling them to carry out their responsibilities in leading Te Waihanga. 

You will play a critical role in supporting the delivery of the strategic objectives of Te Waihanga. You will thrive when building strong relationships with stakeholders across the Commission, including our Leadership Team. You’ll be a team player and will naturally promoting a ‘one team' approach across our organisation, which will come in handy when taking a whole of Te Waihanga approach to providing advice and insights to the Chief Executive and to support building a high-performance organisational culture.  

He pūkenga tou / Skills and experience 

This role is varied and busy – with no two days the same. Your specific functions will include: 

  • Providing high-quality strategic advice and support to the Chief Executive through regular briefings and communication around reputational matters, risks and opportunities. 
  • Supporting the Chief Executive with communications, project work, and meeting attendance. 
  • Providing quality-assurance, analysis, and advice on proposals, recommendations and others matters presented to the Chief Executive. 
  • Maintaining oversight across various business groups and influencing decision-makers where there is no direct reporting relationship.  
  • Connecting with key players across Te Waihanga and the wider public sector, and providing a strategic liaison point and sounding board to our Leadership Team. 
  • Maintaining a master work programme and calendar for our Leadership Team.  

Mō te tīma / About our team 

The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga is an autonomous Crown entity with a long-term objective to deliver a step change in New Zealand’s planning and delivery of infrastructure, it’s systems and settings. We are responsible to the Minister for Infrastructure and monitored by the Treasury. 

We are passionate about transforming infrastructure for all New Zealanders. In te reo Māori, ‘waihanga’ means a cornerstone, or to make, create, develop, build, construct, or generate. The name Te Waihanga describes our commitment to shaping New Zealand’s future through infrastructure planning and investment. 

Te Waihanga is an exciting place to work, with large scope for your own development and growth. Joining Te Waihanga 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 

If you are interested in being part of the critically important work Te Waihanga deliver for Aotearoa, please read through the position description on Te Waihanga’s website and get in touch.  

To apply for this role, please email tewaihanga.recruitment@humankind.nz. 

Applications close on 26th October at 5pm.

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