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Archbishop seeks an assistant

Our new Archbishop is looking for an Executive Assistant, based in New Plymouth.

Taonga Advertising  |  10 May 2013

Executive Assistant to the Archbishop of the New Zealand Dioceses

Do you want to be part of an innovative and exciting organisation? Are you a talented organiser with exceptional attention to detail and the ability to manage diverse professional relationships? 

We are looking for an exceptional and dynamic Executive Assistant to join the leadership team for Philip Richardson, the newly elected Anglican Archbishop of the New Zealand Dioceses. The successful applicant will have a key role enabling the Archbishop to manage multiple demands and relationships. This role is based in New Plymouth. Key attributes for the successful applicant will include:


1. Methodical and well organized with the ability to develop, apply and maintain systems

2. Disciplined and able to manage multiple work-streams and priorities

3. Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

4. Able to work independently and proactively

5. High level of attention to detail

6. Able to deal with professionally and personally sensitive issues with empathy, discretion and confidentiality

7. Excellent communicator

8. Technologically astute

9. Patient and diplomatic in dealings with people and key stakeholders

10. Able to nurture relationships

11. Able to recognise and utilise the best attributes of those around them

12. Project management capability 

13. Able to travel occasionally

14. Able to manage a team and confident delegating tasks appropriately


15. Knowledge of and commitment to the mission, values and structures of the Anglican Church

16. NGO / Volunteer experience

Applications close at 4 p.m. on Thursday 30 May.

To apply please send a letter of application outlining in detail how your knowledge and experience meets the person specification above along with your CV to:


Post: Simon Cayley
The Bishop’s Action Foundation
PO Box 547
New Plymouth 4340

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