Adviser Ministerial Services

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
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    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Advisors
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 07-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: MPI20/1447609
  • Job Title: Adviser Ministerial Services
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  • Summary:
  • Help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa.
  • This role is a crucial link between MPI and our three Ministers and seven portfolios.
  • Work in an environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity.


About MPI | Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has a vision that will see New Zealand as the world’s most sustainable provider of high-value food and primary products. It’s no mean feat and we have a team of hard working and dedicated people in a variety of roles supporting us to make this happen! MPI provides a range of services to ensure New Zealand is protected from biological risk and that the food New Zealand businesses produce is safe and suitable for us all to consume. Our overall ambition is for New Zealand to be the most trusted source of high value natural products in the world. Join us to help this ambition become a reality.

The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you’ll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you’re growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment proces 


About our team | Mō tō mātou rōpū

The Ministerial Services team is responsible for management of ministerial correspondence and support within MPI. The team provides a crucial link between MPI and our three Ministers and seven portfolios, ensuring the Ministers are well supported to do their job. The team operates within a fast paced environment, managing over 4,000 items to Ministers each year and working right across MPI and its wide variety of functions.


About the role | Kōrero mō te tūranga

The Adviser roles in the team are responsible for managing the process for Ministers Weekly Reports, regular meetings with officials and the Ministry’s relationship with Select Committees. They are also responsible for supporting the Team Manager in managing the team, the function and leading process improvement initiatives as needed.

Key requirements for the position are:

  • Previous experience in a ministerial servicing, administration or closely related role.
  • An understanding of the role of ministerial servicing in the machinery of government, and of the relationship between Ministers and the public sector.
  • Ability to function independently and as part of a team.
  • A proven ability to deliver quality material on time.
  • Good knowledge and experience working with standard Microsoft Office software products e.g. Word, Excel.
  • The ability to quickly assimilate new information or areas of work.
  • The ability to work well under pressure and to tight timeframes with a capacity to multi task effectively.
  • Excellent relationship management and networking skills.


To be considered for this role, you will also require Low level Security Clearance

Low level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided continuously in NZ for at least the last five (5) years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five (5) years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.
  • click here to find out more about the national security vetting process and access the eligibility self-check tool.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.


In return we can offer a supportive and collegial team environment with a strong emphasis on team engagement and career progression balanced alongside interesting and varied work.

Our work stretches all the way from the Beehive to the border. If you want a career where you help to grow and protect New Zealand in a very real way then this is it. MPI has a focus on career pathways so if this is the first step in your career with us we will help you grow.


How to Apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono

To view the position description and/or apply for the role please click “APPLY NOW” or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.

In order to be considered for this role, applicants must be available to interview within New Zealand or via Skype.

For detailed information on this role please refer to the position description or contact the Recruitment Adviser, Rosie at   


Applications close: Sunday 23 February 2020