Senior Adviser – DCE M&#257ori

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 days ago
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  • Category: Strategy, Planning and Research
  • Location: Wellington (Te Whanganui a Tara)
  • Date Advertised: 20-NOV-20
  • Job Reference: APA/1497547
  • Job Title: Senior Adviser – DCE M&#257ori
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  • Summary:
  • Do you thrive under pressure?
  • Pride yourself on being highly responsive and professional?
  • Looking for an opportunity to step into a role with variety, pace and a clear sense of purpose?


The DCE Māori business group plays a critical role in delivering our organisational strategy – Hōkai Rangi. Apply today to support the Deputy Chief Executive and his Senior Leadership Team to deliver on this important mahi.

‘Kotahi anō te kaupapa, ko te oranga o te iwi’  –  ‘There is only one purpose to our work:  the wellness and wellbeing of our people.

The DCE Māori business unit is focussed on improving the wellness and wellbeing outcomes for people in our care and management. Operating across rehabilitation, reintegration, strategic policy and insights and Māori advisory functions, this group plays a critical role in supporting Ara Poutama Aotearoa to deliver on Hōkai Rangi and realise better outcomes for the people in our care and management.


Mō te tūnga | About the role

The Senior Adviser to the DCE Māori is responsible for providing senior advisory and management support to the Deputy Chief Executive and the wider business group. The role is varied and plays a key coordination role across the leadership team and with both internal and external stakeholders.

On any given day, you will be contributing to projects, conducting research, providing secretariat support and monitoring/responding to group information requirements. The Senior Advisor plays an important role in establishing the operating rhythm for the group, driving work activity and maintaining oversight of work effort to keep the DCE briefed and supported.


Mōu | About you

You will be known for getting things done and being able to lend a hand to any range of tasks presented to you. You’ll have experience in a senior advisory role and the sound judgement that makes you a reliable and trustworthy support to senior management.

Thriving on pace and pressure, you’ll be capable of thinking on your feet, always looking ahead and anticipating whatever might be coming next. Ever the professional, you’ll represent the DCE Māori and his business unit well across a range of forums, keeping oversight and providing advice on a range of critical issues as called upon.

If you are interested in this role and would like to know more about this opportunity, more detail is provided around the skills and experiience for this role in the attached Position Description.  Applications for this role must be received by 9pm, 30th November 2020. 


Tono ināianei | Apply Now

To apply, please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter (PDF) describing your motivation for wanting to join the Kaupapa.  Alignment to our kaupapa and values is critical to our success – we ask that you provide examples which reflect and demonstrate this

There is a questionnaire to complete after you click ‘Submit’, this is a mandatory component.

It is an exciting time to join us and we continue to seek out talented individuals who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whānau.  All applications must be submitted through our careers site to ensure transparency. Applications received via email will not be considered. 

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