Executive Assistant

Sydney or Brisbane
Full Time
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Use your experience to make a positive impact

Niche is a leading consultancy specialising in natural capital and offsetting, terrestrial and aquatic ecology, heritage management, and spatial services.

Our purpose is to empower people to create a sustainable future.

We’re looking for an Executive Assistant to join our diverse community of talented, innovative technical experts and strategic advisors. Our people are proud to do work that matters, to make an impact working on some of the most consequential, challenging, and inspiring projects in their industry.

Find your Niche – a place you can thrive

From the start of our business in 2009, we have trusted our people with the flexibility they need to structure work around their lives and the autonomy to deliver their projects from end to end. On any given day our people will be working from home, in the field, or from one of our offices located across the east coast of Australia.  

We value your expertise and ensure you have the systems, support, and tools to do what you do best. Whatever your role with Niche, you can take advantage of:

Time for your wellbeing, personal development, and family

  • Additional paid leave to support your health, wellbeing, development, and personal fulfilment
  • Spend time with family or friends, volunteer in your community, or work on a personal project  
  • Competitive parental leave policy to support parents and carers

Recognition for your time and effort

  • Competitive in-field TIL policy, and incentives/allowances to recognise your time in the field​​​​​​​​  
  • Competitive total rewards package and allowances

Support to master your craft

  • A network of peers, mentors, leaders, senior specialists, and experts accessible through our buddy and mentoring programs
  • Flexible career pathways to progress in both technical and people leadership streams
  • Financial assistance and leave to support your continuing professional development.

Check out our Careers page for more information.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for an Executive Assistant looking to take the next step in their career. You will have the opportunity to develop your business acumen, in an organisation in growth, where the Executive Assistant has a seat at the table and are able to actively support an industry leading business.  

Are you wanting to take the next step in your Executive Assistant career? If you like the balance of a purpose-driven, strong culture and commercially focussed organisation Niche is for you.  

What will make us a great match

The Executive Assistant we are looking for will need to provide a high level of administrative support to the Managing Director and other executives as required to facilitate efficiencies and communication with both internal and external stakeholders.

Specifically, we are looking for:

  • Someone who can provide high level assistance and support to the Managing Director
  • Can maintain and monitor the Managing Director’s workflow, identifying priorities and deadlines. In conjunction with the Managing Director, exercise discretion in committing time and evaluating needs
  • Coordinates leadership and key meetings including the coordination and preparation of agendas and minutes and meeting logistics
  • Act as the point of contact between executives, employees, internal and external stakeholders
  • Someone who maintains administration procedures and documents as required
  • Demonstrate effective and positive people leadership, which is ethical, results driven and encourages high productivity
  • Identify areas within processes and systems for continuous improvement (such as efficiencies and cost savings) and work with other key stakeholders to execute changes
  • Calendar and diary management
  • Arrange travel, itinerary, accommodation, and events as required
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to analyse and produce effective business reports and financials
  • Ability to deal with pressure and sensitive situations and maintaining confidentiality at all times
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels
  • Ability to travel across the state on a regular basis  
  • Current NSW, QLD, or VIC driver’s license
  • Current First Aid Certificate  
  • 5-7 years' experience in Executive Assistance roles.  
  • Degree/undergraduate degree in administration, business, or equivalent experience.

About Niche and the team

At Niche, we look to the future and ask how we can empower people to make a positive difference and to solve clients’ problems in a way that balances a need for development with respect for heritage and reliance upon our environment.

This role reports to Ian Rollins our Managing Director.    


Ian Rollins is one of Australia's environmental leaders, he has experience leading, designing and delivering large scale environmental programs. Prior to joining Niche, Ian was the Chief Operating Officer of Greening Australia and Managing Director of Canopy, Australia's largest carbon reforestation company. Combined with an international career with mining companies such as BHP, South32 and Old Castle, Ian has gained practical insight into the land, resources, energy, and agricultural sectors and has honed an exceptional ability to identify and develop natural capital projects through environmental markets.

How to apply

If this sounds like a great fit, click the apply button and submit your CV and cover letter addressing the key requirements.  

Niche is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage qualified candidates of all differences to apply. Our recruitment process includes behavioural and medical testing. We also recognise the same recruitment process doesn’t fit all, so if you require any accommodations or adjustments, simply let us know at the time you apply.

Applicants are required to have the right to work in Australia to be considered for this opportunity.