Ministerial & Executive Services Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    7 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 14-MAY-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/1462632
  • Job Title: Ministerial & Executive Services Advisor
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Ministerial & Executive Services Advisor


  • Utilise your strong writing skills
  • Represent the voice of others
  • Interesting and varied work


Are you a skilled writer, who can clearly reflect the voice of others? Are you interested in working for an organisation that delivers social services to achieve a sustainable and prosperous future for all New Zealanders? 


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 an experienced, energetic and engaging Advisor who has a strength in writing.


Our work includes drafting responses to correspondence sent to Ministers and to the Chief Executive, and supporting Ministerial offices with their requests for information. There is never a shortage of things to do! 


Key responsibilities include:


  • Preparing high quality draft responses to CE and Ministerial correspondence within a timely manner.
  • Developing and maintaining knowledge of policy, legislation and the objectives of the Government relevant to our work areas.
  • Analysing issues and questions contained in correspondence and other requests for information.


Skills and Experience


We are looking for a self-motivated person 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 involving risk assessment 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 candidate will be familiar with the workings of policy and legislation, have the proven ability to analyse issues and provide sound advice to managers and the knowledge of, or interest in, the machinery of Government.

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.

How to Apply


To apply, click the ‘Apply Now’ button to upload your CV and 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 key accountabilities listed in the position description.  All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at


Applications Close Wednesday 27 May.