13 May 2022

Full-Time Principal Adviser to the Deputy Chief Executive

Ministry for Culture and Heritage – Posted by HainesAttractWellington, Wellington, New Zealand


Job Description

Vacancy 2022/37
Pou Tohu Mātāmua – Principal Adviser to DCE
Te Aka – Policy and Sector Performance
Permanent , Full-time
Expected salary range $134,000 – $155,247

Ki te puāwai te ahurea, Ka ora te iwi Culture is thriving, the people are well

Are you a highly experienced policy practitioner who can help shape and advise on our policy advice, system stewardship, partnerships and governance? Then we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our Te Aka – Policy and Sector Performance leadership team.

Te Aka – Policy and Sector Performance Group

Te Aka works closely with Ministers and key decision-makers to support our arts, culture and heritage sectors and the entities that comprise them to thrive. We take a deliberate development focus for our people and provide opportunities for you to be exposed to a wide range of work. You will report directly to and be a trusted advisor for the Deputy Chief Executive, Te Aka – Policy and Sector Performance.

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive, Te Aka (DCE) you will play a key role in leading and delivering on the strategic direction of Manatū Taonga by providing advice to Ministers and senior leadership on priority work programmes within the Arts, Culture and Heritage, Broadcasting and Media, and Sport portfolios.

You will lead activities in Te Aka and across Manatū Taonga related to setting vision, strategic direction, risk appetite and achieving longer-term outcomes. You are deft at translating strategic intent into medium-term plans and activities.

We are looking for a politically savvy, enthusiastic team player to join an inclusive Ministry, with a clear focus on supporting a diverse and vibrant cultural sector.

Kōrero mōu – About you

You will need to demonstrate:

  • Strategic leadership experience in shaping and delivering policy advice in the public sector
  • Analytical capability and strong written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to deliver core policy products
  • Cultural competency in Te Ao Māori and tikanga Māori, or a willingness to engage and learn
  • Significant stakeholder relationship management skills
  • An ability to collaborate with government partners, senior leaders within and outside the Ministry, and Ministers

Please carefully consider the position description for more details.

Ko wai mātou – About us

Manatū Taonga has a broad mandate and wide reach across a complex system. With around 160 staff, we operate a lean and flat structure, with the added advantage of knowing everyone by name. We embrace diversity and inclusiveness, are passionate about our mahi, and welcome experiences from different sectors to strengthen and support the pou of our whare.

We work in a sector that contributes $11 billion to New Zealand’s GDP over 90,000 jobs, ranging from screen production to symphonies, broadcasting to ballet, kapa haka to heritage, and more. Our mahi helps the government promote our unique cultural identity and Aotearoatanga – from policy to programme delivery. With our partners – Māori, public sector agencies and our funded agencies – we connect local communities to cultural experiences to enrich our mātauranga. Our sector funds and tells stories reflecting who New Zealanders are today, helping us to navigate our future – building an inclusive and cohesive nation we want our tamariki to grow up in and call home.

Want to know more about us go to https://mch.govt.nz/about-ministry/jobs-and-careers

Te Mahi Hangore – Working Flexibly

Manatū Taonga embraces flexible working. We’re open minded about how you can be your best both inside and outside work so please tell us what working arrangements suit you.

Āheinga – Eligibility

If you are not a New Zealand citizen, you must hold current eligibility to work in New Zealand and in order to work for Manatū Taonga. Please refer to the New Zealand Immigration Service for further information

Please Note:In accordance with thePublic Service Workforce Guidance for the COVID-19 Protection Framework, . Manatū Taonga does not require employees, contractors and visitors to be vaccinated to enter Ministry premises but it is encouraged. New COVID-19 variants, outbreaks or Government protection framework settings may result in a change to vaccination requirements to protect the general population. Should this occur, unvaccinated people may be required to take additional steps to comply with any updated policy (including working remotely where required).

How to Apply

Me pēhea te tono - How to apply For the position description and to apply, click on the 'Apply for this job' button to be redirected to Government Jobs. Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the competencies listed in the position description. We are looking for the successful applicant to start as soon as possible and you need to be living in New Zealand at the time of applying. For enquiries about this position contact Keely Newcombe, Pou Whirinaki - Executive Assistant. Keely.Newcombe@mch.govt.nz Applications close at 5pm on Sunday, 29 May 2022.

Job Categories: Government and Defence. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 100,000 and above. Job expires in 8 days.

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