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  • Executive Assistant

    Apply now Job no: 492517
    Work type: Permanent Full Time
    Location: Penrith
    Categories: Administration & Office Support
    Salary: $75,600 per annum

    Are you looking for an exciting career in a place of limitless opportunity? The city of Penrith sits at the foot of the Blue Mountains, alongside the Nepean River, and is home to approximately 198,000 people. We employ approximately 1,200 permanent, temporary and casual employees across a diverse range of fields and are committed to attracting and retaining the best people. We offer a diverse range of career paths with a strong commitment to training, education assistance, paid parental leave and flexible working arrangements.

    Are you organised, have great administrative and people skills, able to handle multiple tasks at once in a professional and confidential manner, and looking for a diverse and challenging role in a busy local government environment?

    Penrith City Council is offering a varied, engaging and challenging permanent full-time Executive Assistant role in the Corporate Services office.

    The position works directly with Senior Executives, Councillors and Managers across Council and is responsible for the delivery of: 

    • high level, confidential administrative and secretarial support to Council Executives
    • undertake wide-ranging investigative and strategic management projects, which relate to, or stem from, Executive meetings
    • ability to act in the position of Executive Assistant to the Mayor and General Manager in the absence of the incumbent
    • researching and collating all necessary briefing materials, notes, letters, reports and agendas required for meetings, seminars and conferences
    • management and organisation of meetings, appointments and conferences including associated travel and accommodation requirements

    Essential Criteria:

    • A tertiary qualification in business administration or other relevant field
    • Demonstrated experience as an executive or personal assistant
    • Demonstrated ability to confidentially and professionally manage and work with highly sensitive material and information
    • Demonstrated ability to prepare high level accurate briefs, letters and reports using clear concise and grammatically correct language
    • Ability to identify and respond to stakeholder’s underlying needs and find innovative solutions to resolve stakeholder issues
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability act with a high degree of tact and diplomacy
    • Excellent time management and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise multiple tasks and anticipate potential problems/issues


    • Experience working within a government agency or political environment
    • Experience in managing projects

    The position is located in the Penrith Civic Centre, adjacent to a major shopping centre and close to the railway station. We offer our staff highly competitive benefits such as flexible working conditions, access to Council’s paid maternity leave, 15 days’ sick leave, Long Service Leave after 5 years, diverse salary packaging options and internal training and networking opportunities, including education and study assistance.

    Commencing Salary: $75,600 per annum, plus 9.5% superannuation

    Intending applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume before 11.55pm on the closing date. In addition, applicants are required to provide comprehensive responses to the selection criteria. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.

    For further information about the position, please contact Renee Jakovich on 4732 7777.

    Please allow 6 weeks from the closing date for the processing of your application.

    Council practices EEO and WHS principles.

    Position description

    Advertised: AUS Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia