• Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Other
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 22-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZHUD/1452426
  • Job Title: Advisor
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About us

The Funding and Programme Delivery group provides support for people who have the greatest housing needs, by funding the delivery of public housing, transitional housing, and housing related support services to tackle homelessness in New Zealand. To do this, they partner with Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities, community and transitional housing providers, developers, social services, councils and other agencies. The group works closely with HUD’s policy groups to help inform advice to the Government on preventing and reducing homelessness, and to ensure policies and interventions are targeted to the places that need it most.

About the role

This is a fantastic opportunity for an advisor to join the Housing Support and Services team who work closely with communities to identify innovative solutions for housing and wrap around services. In your role you will proactively support your senior colleagues identify opportunities, assess and mitigate commercial, legislative and other risks associated with Housing and Services’ activities. Some of your responsibilities may include editing documents, responding to OIAs, pulling information from reports and collating information, and engaging with community providers and other stakeholders.

About You

The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills and strong written ability. You will take a proactive approach to your work, looking for ways to support the wider team. You will have a natural ability to build strong working relationships and will be comfortable working in a fast paced environment. 

Your background will include:

  • Proven decision making ability
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships
  • Proactive approach to your work
  • Some experience identifying and managing risks
  • The ability to exercise sound judgement and political sensitivity
  • Ability to perform effectively under pressure and in a fast-paced, results-oriented agency environment
  • Experience or ability to develop the skills to provide advice to clients, work with suppliers and support the governments multi-agency work programmes
  • Natural talent to connect with people and build partnerships with stakeholders, service providers and Kaupapa Māori services, iwi and hapu groups. 

What to do next

If this looks like your next career move, then please apply now below. For any confidential enquires please feel free to contact Rachael at Applications close 6 March 2020. 

Please note, you must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand to be eligible for this position.