Ministerial & Executive Services Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 13-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/1432642
  • Job Title: Ministerial & Executive Services Advisor
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  • Summary:
Ministerial and Executive Services Advisor – National Office


  • Two permanent positions
  • Great team environment
  • Interesting and varied work


Work to make a difference for New Zealanders. Be part of busy team that provides quality service to Ministers and Ministry staff.


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, whānau and communities.  We work directly with New Zealanders of all ages to improve their social wellbeing.


About our Team/Culture


We are a friendly and supportive team, made up of staff interested in the democratic process, and in serving the Ministry’s clients and Ministers.


About the Role


We are looking for two experienced energetic and engaging Advisors to join the Ministerial and Executive Services team.  Our work includes drafting correspondence to Ministers and to the Chief Executive, dealing with Official Information Act requests, written Parliamentary questions, and supporting Ministerial offices. There is never a shortage of things to do! 


Key responsibilities include:


  • Preparing draft responses to CE correspondence, OIA requests, parliamentary questions, Select Committee questions, Ministerial correspondence, Ombudsman enquiries and Privacy Commissioner enquiries.
  • Developing and maintaining knowledge of policy, legislation and the environment relevant to MaES’ work.
  • Analysing issues and questions contained in correspondence and other requests for information


Skills and Experience

We are looking for someone with excellent communication and organisational skills.  An ability to successfully establish and maintain strong relationships with a variety of people is crucial.  Working with complex issues is a daily occurrence so your ability to explain your thinking clearly in conversations and writing is a must.  A “can-do” attitude, together with great attention to detail and the ability to think on your feet whilst juggling multiple tasks and priorities, will add to your success in this role.
The successful candidates will be familiar with the workings of policy and legislation,and have the proven ability to analyse issues and provide sound advice to managers.
If this sounds like you and you would like to be part of a wider team of people who work together to make a difference for New Zealanders, please apply now.

To apply, click the ‘Apply Now’ button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form. 
Applications close: 20 November 2019