23 Jun 2022

Full-Time 22/439 Ministerial Advisor (Level 2)

Department of Internal Affairs – Posted by Department of Internal Affairs - Te Tari TaiwhenuaWellington, Wellington, New Zealand

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Job Description

Type: Events Based
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Ministerial Services and Secretariat Support
Branch: Information and Knowledge Services
Salary: $92,135 – $124,652

  • Provide high level advice to the Minister
  • Be part of a Government that is putting New Zealander’s first
  • Fast paced and ever-changing environment

Hon Priyanca Radhakrishnan, Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Minister for Diversity, Inclusion and Ethnic Communities, Minister for Youth, Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment and Associate Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety is seeking a Ministerial Advisor to join her team.

You will support the Minister by providing sound political advice which will lead to quality and timely decision making and ultimately enhance Government policy decision-making.

The ideal candidate will have an excellent understanding of government and public service protocols and processes, which leads to effective decision making. Your communication skills and political understanding will be required to quickly build effective working relationships within the Minister’s team, peers and key stakeholders.

The role of Ministerial Advisor requires a high level of trust and self-management, allowing you to work independently while contributing to team results. It is essential you are able to keep the Minister and staff informed of issues that impact on the workings of government. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills along with attention to detail are essential. A relevant tertiary qualification and/or previous experience working in a ministerial office or government department are highly desirable.

It is a necessary requirement of this role to hold a National Security Clearance.  There are certain criteria that must be met in this regard.

If you are ready for a fast-paced, exciting and challenging role, where no two days are the same, show us you have the vision, drive, and level of skills we are looking for and apply for a role with us today.

Please assess your eligibility status using the Protective Security Requirements tool found here: https://www.protectivesecurity.govt.nz/personnel-security/clearances/eligibility-tool/

To learn more about the diverse, important mahi we do at Te Tari Taiwhenua and see why we’re a great place to work, click here.

We work to make New Zealand better for New Zealanders through our four outcome areas:

  • People can easily access the services and information they need
  • Iwi, hapū and communities across New Zealand are safe, resilient and thriving
  • People’s sense of belonging and collective memory builds an inclusive New Zealand
  • New Zealand is a well-functioning democracy across central and local government

How to Apply

Applications close: 5pm, Sunday 3 July 2022 For more information please contact: Tom Fraser, Portfolio Manager, tom.fraser@dia.govt.nz or 027 275 8257 Job description: To review the full job description, please click here. If you are unable to follow the link, please review the full job description on our careers website.

Job Categories: Government / Local Government. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 80,000 - 100,000.

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