Advisor Security

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    6 months ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 03-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/1509709
  • Job Title: Advisor Security
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Permanent – Full time – Wellington Based


  • Monitor the entire security eco-system
  • Strengthen the Ministry’s security culture 
  • Assist in a range of innovative programmes 
  • Influence across the organisation  


The impact you will make 


In this high energy and fast paced role, you will support the Senior Advisor Security to: 


  • Be the subject matter expert in all aspects of security  
  • Be responsible for monitoring the Ministry’s security eco-system 
  • Assist in the design, development and implementation of policies and strategies 
  • Work with Regional HSS Advisors and MSD managers to provide specialist advice. 
  • Assist in overseeing security compliance and education. 
  • Make recommendations to improve/enhance the Ministry’s security eco-system.


What you will bring to the role 


You will support the Senior Advisor Security to bring ownership for designing, developing and implementing tools and frameworks, implementing measures, and assisting in the development of security programmes for all staff.   There will be numerous opportunities for innovation and improvement, but your success will depend on your relationship-building skills and your ability to influence across MSD.  


You will have credibility as a security practitioner, ideally with relevant tertiary qualifications (and/or equivalent experience) and have good organisational and project management skills. 



What we offer

We offer a dedicated and collaborative team who work to support each other.  We support flexible work options and the opportunity to grow your career.  Basically, the benefits of working with us go beyond the norm so come and find out more. 


About MSD   The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is the lead agency for the social sector.  MSD provides policy advice, and delivers social services and assistance to young people, working age people, older people, and families, whanau and communities. We work directly with New Zealanders of all ages to improve their social wellbeing.    


About our Team   We support the Ministry’s managers and staff to put health, safety and security at the heart of everything we do.  We lead the development of HSS strategy and operational policy and do work that supports and strengthens the Ministry’s HSS culture.     


How to Apply


To apply, click the ‘Apply Now’ button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form.  

Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the skills and experience we are looking for.   

All applications must be made online.  If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at  

Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.  

External Candidates – (including Ministry of Vulnerable Children employees) must apply directly through our MSD careers page at  


Applications close: Sunday 14 February 2021


Due to the nature of the role you will have to be able to obtain and hold a security clearance  


Joining us


Joining MSD means being part of a whānau that celebrates the diversity each individual represents.  We show manaaki, we care about the wellbeing and success of people and want everyone to thrive, and be who they are in a supportive and inclusive working environment. We work together to make a difference for communities while doing the right thing with integrity. We are a Treaty partner committed to strengthening relationships with Māori, Hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.


If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so we can assist you through the recruitment process.