Jun 152019

  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 14-JUN-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/CSSR113559
  • Job Title: Personal Assistant (PA) to Prison Director
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  • Summary:

Reporting to the Prison Director, this position is critical to the success of our senior management team at Christchurch Men’s Prison. By providing high quality administrative support, your tasks will be varied and encompass operational, reporting, financial and project requirements.

With a keen eye for detail you will be instrumental in supporting our business unit, acting as a key point of contact for internal and external customers across the country. You will demonstrate an ability to juggle priorities seamlessly in a dynamic working environment.

Possessing exceptional communication and organisational skills, your duties and responsibilities will be varied including:

  • Co-ordination and organisation of meetings, functions, seminars and other events on behalf of the team
  • Travel and expenses coordination
  • Reporting, presentations and general correspondence
  • Maintaining and updating records, systems and files
  • Developing office systems and processes to ensure efficiencies and to meet legal obligations.
  • Strong minute taking ability

Proactive in nature, you will be quick to identify, address and resolve the needs of your customers. You will demonstrate competency in the MS suite of applications, be meticulous in the recording and maintaining of information, delivering a high level of service to our team. Integrity is the key; maintaining confidentiality and discretion is essential.

A full driver’s licence is required. The salary banding for this position is $50,465 – $57,668.

This role is based inside the heart of our prison facility . If you believe you have what it takes to be successful in this position then we want to hear from you. 

Corrections embraces diversity and is committed to an inclusive workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and celebrate the collective talent of all employees.


All applications must be submitted online via our recruitment system. Please note: Applications that are emailed directly will NOT be considered.


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