Advisor Ministerial Services – Oranga Tamariki

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 10-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/32041
  • Job Title: Advisor Ministerial Services – Oranga Tamariki
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  • Summary:
Advisor Ministerial Service
  • 2 x positions (Permanent and Fixed Term till 30 June 2020)
  • Are you looking to utilise your strong written and verbal communication skills in a role where you can make a difference?
  • Fast paced dynamic environment where no two day are the same



About the Role:

We are looking for 2 experienced Advisors who would thrive in a busy and exciting environment to come join our close knit team.

It’s a busy time for us as an organisation and these roles will provide critical support and advice in relation to all queries related to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse. Working within complex issues the role will require you to be customer facing, dealing proactively with responses and requests under the Official Information Act and drafting responses and correspondence sent thorough to the Minister and Chief Executive.

The ideal candidates will be passionate about making a difference, have strong attention to detail, be flexible to adapt to changing work volumes and able to communicate effectively and clearly with our customers and stakeholders to understand what they need.

You will be strongly supported in an environment that values continuous improvement and fosters a culture of striving to make our service better for our customers.


Key Skills and Experience include:
  • A strong working knowledge of policy, legislation and the machinery of government
  • An aptitude for analysing information and being able to quickly dissimilate it to provide a clear and transparent responses
  • Anticipate and prepare written briefing material and ministerial responses
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication
  • Capacity to analyse information, obtain clarity and make well informed judgements
  • Strong organisational skills, able to juggle multiple tasks, set and manage competing priorities.
  • Collaborative relationship building skills with exemplary customer service skills when dealing with the public.
  • Composure and resilience combined with a flexible can-do attitude
  • Sharp eye for detail and a high level of accuracy


This is a fantastic opportunity for you to prove your ability as an advisor offering support that is second to none and excelling in a position that is crucial to the working of the team. You must have the ability to know what’s important and work at a very quick pace. A high level of planning, organisation and attention to detail is a must. Your commitment to customer service and maximising your performance is vital for this position.


Experience in the area of ministerial and OIA work in a government department is desired, along with attention to detail and a positive and energetic attitude. 



About Us:

Putting children first guides everything we do here at Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children. Along with that, we value fairness and sincerity. We treat whānau with respect and we think long-term. We believe that by getting involved early in their lives and showing love and care, we give children the best chance of growing into happy thriving New Zealanders. We work alongside our community partners to bring about positive outcomes for our children, young people and their whānau.



What will you get out of it?

We offer a collaborative and innovative culture where our people thrive to adhere to best practice while constantly challenging the status quo making each work day interesting. 



How to Apply:

Apply online with your CV and cover letter. If you are a current Oranga Tamariki employee, please apply through your myHR portal.


If you have any questions about the role, please contact #LI-ORG


Applications close: 24th February 2020