Senior Advisor, Business Continuity

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 months ago
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    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Policy and Advisory
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 24-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: MOH/1429180
  • Job Title: Senior Advisor, Business Continuity
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  • Summary:
  • Amazing opportunity to lead the business continuity programmes for a diverse and exciting central government agency
  • Join one of the leading emergency management teams in New Zealand
  • Wellington location


The Senior Advisor (Business Continuity) is a critical role that works across business units within the Ministry of Health to ensure that the Ministry is a resilient organisation and is able to continue function to the fullest possible extent during an emergency or event.


Working within the emergency management team, you will have sound operational experience of implementing business continuity management, as well as in supporting an incident response team during an incident. You will also work across government departments to share best practice and look at developing and enhancing support to business continuity within the wider health and disability sector.


Sitting within our Population Health and Prevention directorate, we work across sectors to achieve health equity and protect, promote and improve the health and wellbeing of people, families and communities. The Directorate includes our key national public health functions, emergency management, the National Screening Unit and a range of population health programmes such as child health, Pacific Health, tobacco control, immunisation, and cancer control.


The Senior Advisor is responsible for providing technical advice on business continuity management to Ministry staff and to support the delivery of the Ministry’s Business Continuity Management work programme. We are looking for someone who has several years’ experience in delivering business continuity management in a large organsiation and will be familiar with business continuity methodology, preferably demonstrated through relevant accreditation or tertiary qualification.


This role is based in Wellington and provides the opportunity to practice business continuity in a large and diverse government department with locations across the country and policy and operational functions.


You will ideally have tertiary or professional accreditation in business continuity management as well as experience gained working in New Zealand, Australia, UK, USA or Canada and the ability to gain and maintain a National Security Clearance.


The Ministry of Health is the kaitiaki of the health and disability system in New Zealand.  We are responsible for providing active stewardship and leadership across the nations health and disability system.  We ensure the system provides people with the highest levels of care, regardless of who they are or where they live. 


We have embarked on a transformational change programme which is creating some exciting career opportunities.  If you would like to contribute to the important work that we do, please join us.


You will find a copy of the Position Description attached or online at

For further information, contact  Please click Apply for this Job to upload your CV and cover letter.

Advertising for this role closes on 7 November 2019.


We encourage diversity and inclusion at the Ministry of Health and are committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures.  In particular, we want to ensure accessibility needs are well supported, so the recruitment process is fair and equitable for all.  Therefore, please let us know if there is any support we can provide to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible to you.  You can contact us at if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.