Advisor – Northern Region

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    1 week ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Policy and Research
  • Location: Hamilton
  • Date Advertised: 06-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1472085W
  • Job Title: Advisor – Northern Region
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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

  • Are you passionate about regional workforce, skills and labour market development as an enabler for better employment and training outcomes for people and businesses?
  • Are you great at gathering information, but more interested in how you can communicate it to support insights and action?
  • Would you enjoy being part of a highly-collaborative team, which is focussed on supporting regional leadership and voice to address current and future workforce and skills needs?
  • This is a permanent Advisor role in MBIE’s Employment, Skills and Immigration Policy Branch, focussed on helping the Government supporting Regional Skills Leadership Groups.

Advisor – Regional Skills Leadership Groups (RSLG)

Salary $68 – $86k

About the role

We have an opportunity for an Advisor to work as part of our northern area, which includes the Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Tāmaki Makaurau and Tai Tokerau. You will be part of a team that includes Principals, Senior Advisors and Regional Leads, which support the work of RSLGs.

We will welcome people to work in any location across the northern area.

What we are looking for

We are looking for an Advisor or someone with equivalent experience in policy or service design. You must thrive in a customer-oriented environment and enjoy working in partnership with stakeholders, as part of a team.  You will have strong analytical and sense-making skills, and be comfortable dealing with ambiguity.

We are looking people who:

  • Want to grow their government and policy experience, with a focus on regional workforce, skills, and labour markets
  • Would enjoy working with a highly collaborative, and geographically distributed, team
  • Get to the heart of an issue quickly, to creatively solve problems and maintain momentum
  • Take pride in communicating data and insights, to really add value for audiences
  • Want to be part of an experienced team in an organisation that will support your development
  • Want to work in a flexible way that suits you, your work and your life
  • Have a commitment to Te Tiriti, and Te Ao Māori

Background on Regional Skills Leadership Groups

Regional Skills Leadership Groups (RSLGs) were formed in June 2020 to identify and support better ways of meeting future skills and workforce needs in New Zealand regions and cities. RSLGs will identify workforce and skills needs in their region, both now and in the future, and recommend actions to address these.

The Groups feature regional industry leaders, iwi/Māori, economic development agencies, worker representatives, and government representatives.

The RSLGs are a key part of the Reform of Vocational Education, as the Tertiary Education Commission will take their advice into account when making investment decisions. Planning at a regional level can help address skills shortages in the short term, while facilitating the training of more New Zealanders with the skills regional workforces need.

The RSLGs provide a local leadership voice and common view into a region’s investments in skills and training, including through regular local insights reports. They will develop Regional Workforce Plans, which will project labour supply needs and outline how to create better and more attractive jobs across the region. 

To find out more about RSLGs:


MBIE offers significant opportunity for developing experience across a broad variety of areas. We proactively support development through on-the-job learning and we’ll help you manage a healthy work-life balance; with flexi-time, healthcare and financial benefits, along with sports teams and social activities. 

How to find out more and apply

Please follow the online process to submit your up to date CV and cover letter.

All applications must be submitted via our on-line process. You can also find the position description with the application form.

If you have any questions please email or call 04 901 8335

Applications close Monday 18th January