Advisor/Senior Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    6 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Policy/Advisory
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 02-NOV-18
  • Job Reference: EDU/1365305
  • Job Title: Advisor/Senior Advisor
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 Advisor/Senior Advisor

Government Executive and Ministerial Services 

One Full Time position located in Wellington


The Ministry of Education works to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes. 

The Government, Executive and Ministerial Services (GEMS) team works at the interface between the Ministry, ministerial offices and Parliament.  We work to ensure the Ministry is transparent and accountable. 

We are currently looking to appoint high performing Advisors and Senior Advisors in permanent roles.  We are also open to considering fixed term or secondment opportunities.

As a member of the GEMS team, your core responsibilities will be managing replies to correspondence or Official Information Act requests.  Depending on your skills and experience, you may also be required to manage Ombudsman Investigations.

The GEMS team is also responsible for managing our engagement with Select Committees and Parliament, and coordinating and producing some of the Ministry’s key reports.  There will be opportunities for you to be involved in this work as well.

We’re looking for people with strong written and oral communication skills.  You will be experienced in managing and delivering your work on time, and be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of people, in a wide range of positions.  You will be self-aware, and committed to your professional growth and development.

As a Senior Advisor, you will have experience in mentoring or supporting other staff, and have a proven ability to think strategically about your work.  You will also be experienced in managing work that may be problematic or ambiguous.

If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, enjoy working on a diverse range of subject matter and have an inquiring mind, then we would like to hear from you.  In return you will be provided with both a dynamic place to work and opportunities to further develop your skills and experience.

In your application, please specify if it is an Advisor or Senior Advisor role that you are applying for.


For further information please contact Joana Johnston, Group Manager, Government, Executive and Ministerial Services.


Applications close on 12 November 2018.