Employment Opportunity - PA To Director Corporate Services


Location: Civic Centre   Occupation: Administration/Customer Service   Division: Corporate Services

Personal Assistant to Director Corporate Services

Fixed Term Contract

Level 4- $75,818.22 p/a + $18,831.28 Port Hedland Allowance 

The Town

Port Hedland is a dynamic, diverse town in Western Australia’s beautiful North West that enjoys a relaxed lifestyle. We are proud of our stunning landscapes, Aboriginal heritage, vibrant multicultural community and our significant resources industry. At the Town of Port Hedland, let your career take-off as you tackle challenges unique to the region, collaborate with a range of people from all walks of life and become part of a vibrant team that is making real change in the Pilbara.


The Role

The Personal Assistant is responsible for providing confidential high level administrative and secretarial services to the Director of Corporate Services. The Corporate Services team is made up of Financial Services, Governance and Information Technology. The role will also assist and support the Executive Assistant to the CEO and Mayor when required to ensure critical administration and secretarial support to the CEO, Executive and Senior Leadership Teams, Mayor, and Elected Members.  

Duties include managing executive schedules, arranging meetings and welcoming visitors, preparing confidential correspondence and communications, preparing executive agendas, taking executive level minutes, reviewing/writing procedures and policies, travel management, and event management.

Our ideal candidate will have extensive experience working with senior leaders and executives in a similar role as well as possess exceptional organisational skills with a high level of attention to detail and ability to prioritise tasks. Candidates will also need to demonstrate exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, have a high level of professionalism and confidentially, and strong financial acumen.  

In addition to offering a challenging, professionally rewarding career, the Town of Port Hedland offers an attractive remuneration package and a strong spirit of community.


Work Related Requirements

The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical, including drug and alcohol assessment to be considered for the role, as well as possess:

  • Minimum Certificate IV in Business Administration or equivalent demonstrated experience in similar position;
  • Experience as a Personal Assistant to a Senior Executive;
  • National Police Clearance;
  • Current ‘C’ class driver’s license;
  • Rights to work in Australia.


Desirable Experience

  • Previous experience in Local Government.

Employee Benefits

In addition to the salary our employees enjoy a range of benefits which may include:

  • Six weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Wellness program (includes gym membership, pool passes, EAP etc.)
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Paid parental leave
  • Superannuation co-contribution scheme


How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply online.

If you are unable to apply online, please forward your application documents to Human Resources, Attention “Confidential Advertised Vacancy” either by:

Post:   PO Box 41, Port Hedland WA 6721

Hand:  Civic Centre, McGregor Street, Port Hedland WA 6721

Applicants are advised to write a cover letter of no more than two (2) pages outlining how your skills, capabilities and experience will contribute to addressing the selection criteria for this position.

Applicants who do not attach a cover letter may not be considered in the first round of shortlisting. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their application is received in full prior to the closing date and time.

Suitable applicants may be considered for appointment to similar vacancies during the six month period following the conclusion of this recruitment process.

For further information about this position please contact Karren MacClure, Director Corporate Services (08) 9158 9339.

The Town reserves the right to commence shortlisting prior to the closing date.

Applications close 11:45pm Wednesday 29 September 2021

The Town of Port Hedland is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

Attachments : - 20210205 PD Personal Assistant DCS.pdf - PreApplicationFormASAP_446415.pdf

Posted on Sep 15 by Town of Port Hedland

Advert closes on Wed, 29 Sep 2021 23:45:00

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