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The Serious Fraud Office is a highly specialised Government agency responsible for investigating and prosecuting  serious or complex financial crime, including bribery and corruption. We take pride in the work we do to keep New Zealand safe, and we employ an excellent team to ensure we do just that.

We are based in Auckland with about 50 employees - 90 percent of whom have a frontline role. The central city office consists of forensic accountants, investigators, lawyers, business services and investigation support specialists.

Maintaining a diverse workplace and an inclusive culture is important at the SFO. Appointments are based on merit and all employees have a responsibility to promote a work culture in which all people, whatever their gender, ethnic or social background, sexual orientation or role – are valued and treated equitably and with respect.

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Private Secretary and Work Programme Administrator Part time (0.5 FTE)

Secondment or Fixed Term Contract Opportunity – 12 months

The SFO is a highly specialised government department responsible for serious or complex fraud investigations and prosecutions, which include Bribery and Corruption. We all take pride in the work that we do towards keeping New Zealand safe from financial crime. We employ an excellent team of accountants, lawyers and investigators to ensure we do just that.

We are looking for a Private Secretary based in Wellington to help support the coordination and interface between the Minister’s Office and the SFO. This is a crucial support role that ensures the Minister is provided with high quality information and is appropriately briefed on matters relating to the SFO.

You will be responsible for gathering information to respond to information requests, preparing briefings and coordinating responses to Parliamentary questions. Your understanding of governmental processes and structure will mean you know who to engage with to find the information you need to ensure high quality, timely and accurate information is provided to the Minister. 

When you’re not doing that, you will be assisting with administrative matters on specific SFO Work Programmes directed at ensuring a productive and prosperous New Zealand, safe from financial crime, bribery and corruption. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is an enthusiastic and confident performer with superior relationship and communication skills with a natural ability to plan and prioritise workloads in a busy environment.

To apply, or if you would like further information, please email All enquires will be treated with strict confidentiality.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. Applicants who do not meet these requirements will not be considered.

Closing date: 5.00pm on Friday 31 August 2018.