Principal Advisor – Housing Support and Services

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    8 hours ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Other
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 16-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZHUD/1456552
  • Job Title: Principal Advisor – Housing Support and Services
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About us

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) leads New Zealand’s housing and urban development work programme.  It’s not just about housing – our focus is on people, and the homes and communities they are part of.

About the group

The Funding and Programme Delivery group provides support for people who have the greatest housing needs, by funding the delivery of public housing, transitional housing, and housing related support services to tackle homelessness in New Zealand. To do this, they partner with Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities, community and transitional housing providers, developers, social services, councils and other agencies. The group works closely with HUD’s policy groups to help inform advice to the Government on preventing and reducing homelessness, and to ensure policies and interventions are targeted to the places that need it most.

About the role

This is a key role within the Housing and Support Services team where you will be responsible for providing strategic and operational advice to the Manager, Ministers and DCE Funding and Programme Delivery on key issues, risks, performance and strategy implementation. 

About You

The successful applicant will have proven success in providing strategic advice and analysis to senior leaders and government officials. You will have an in-depth knowledge of the analytical frameworks and the ability to work with data and information, making recommendations based on evidence and analysis. Experience with stakeholder management and proven success working in challenging and dynamic environments is a must. Ideally the successful applicant will also have experience, or an understanding of, homelessness and the public housing and/wider housing environment but its not essential – you can grow that in this role.  But if you thrive on pace, are not phased by no day being the same then this is the job for you.

Your background will include:

  • Experienced in developing and providing strategic analysis and advice
  • Strong written and verbal skills with the ability to communicate complex issues and concepts with influence
  • In-depth understanding of the machinery of government
  • Track record of creating practical solutions to complex and ambiguous problems
  • Highly developed influencing and relationship management skills
  • Experience in stakeholder engagement and / or management
  • Proven experience engaging and building relationships with whānau, hapū and iwi Māori to deliver better outcomes for Māori
  • Experience in the procurement and contracting of social services
  • Understanding of issues management in a government and corporate reputation context
  • Proven decision-making experience and leadership.

What to do next

This is an exciting time to be part of a new Ministry with a people focused mandate where you will be part of a team making a positive difference in the community. If this looks like your next career move, then please apply now below. For any confidential enquires please feel free to contact Rachael at rachael.molnar@hud.govt.nzApplications close 30 March 2020.

Please note, you must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand to be eligible for this position.