Job Details
  • Reference374935A_1622177366
  • LocationCanberra, Australian Capital Territory
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Posted19 days ago
  • ConsultantFiona Bell

New Zealand High Commission Canberra

Senior Events and Visits Team Administrator

  • Join the New Zealand High Commission administrative team in Canberra, Australia
  • Support the High Commission and provide support for complex visits and contribute to successful outcomes
  • Take the opportunity to lead event planning and wider administrative support including security and ICT tasks.

If you are a senior administrator who has experience with planning large events and high-level visits and you are looking for an opportunity to work abroad in support of the New Zealand Government, we want to hear from you.

About us

Our people represent New Zealand on and offshore, and in doing so make New Zealanders safer and more prosperous. By building connections with and influencing other countries and international institutions, we advance New Zealand's interests and demonstrate New Zealand's values. We provide advice to the Government on the implications for New Zealand of what is happening in the world.

About the role

This role is situated at the heart of the New Zealand High Commission's operations and public facing efforts, and involves collaboration with all members of the team. You will provide efficient, effective and proactive support across a portfolio of visits (large and small). The role involves: liaising with High Commission staff (and various Australia and New Zealand agencies) to establish visit objectives, develop visit programmes and arrange associated meetings and appointments. The role is responsible for oversight of all visit logistical arrangements. Event planning is another key element of the role - including involvement in event design and execution (and all related logistical oversight). The role also includes wider administrative support including responsibility as Post Security Officer and ICT administration tasks to ensure Ministry processes, policies and systems are secure and run smoothly as well as providing back-up support to our Executive Assistant as needs arise.

There is an attractive salary range for this position, dependent on skills and experience. The ideal candidate will be available to commence duties as soon as practicable.

The successful applicant must be a New Zealand citizen and must have the right to work in Australia. The applicant must be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate New Zealand Government Security Clearance.

Who are we looking for?

  • A strong administrator willing and able to support others, lead independent efforts, and effectively prioritise amongst competing demands
  • Strong experience planning and organising medium to large events and complex visits in a government setting
  • An effective organizer who demonstrates initiative and ability to manage competing demands
  • A team player, self-aware, with a positive attitude who has the ability to build, maintain and leverage strong relationships
  • A candidate with excellent public relations and customer service skills
  • A critical thinker with strong attention to detail who can anticipate issues and generate creative solutions
  • A candidate who takes pride in and enjoys their work with a strong delivery focus
  • An individual willing to self-reflect and seek continued growth and development


At the New Zealand High Commission Canberra, you'll joint a team of Foreign Ministry & Trade and wider NZ Inc agency representatives, all working to advance New Zealand's interests in Australia. We want our people to reflect the diversity of New Zealand and the communities we represent - valuing and respecting the contributions of staff with diverse backgrounds, experiences, skills and perspectives. We value the transferrable skills and points of view that both career and life experience bring to the table. As an employer we are committed to a focus on leadership, talent, training and development, and flexible work options.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Fiona Bell on 02 6268 9931 or email for further discussion.