Senior Advisor – Governance

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  • Category: Advisor
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 11-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: MOJ/1503225
  • Job Title: Senior Advisor – Governance
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Te āhuatunga a te tūranga/About the Role

The Governance team is looking for two Governance superstars to fill two newly created roles reporting to the Manager, Governance.

As a Senior Advisor, you will support the management of the Ministry-wide governance system including contributing to an environment of continuous improvement. You will provide advisory and secretariat services to the Ministry’s Board and Committees as well as providing “value add” governance support to Chairs and Committee members. You will work closely with other teams in the Governance and Assurance unit ensuring a seamless and comprehensive experience of its services.

In particular, you will be responsible for

  • Providing secretariat and advisory services to the Ministry’s Governance Board and committees.
  • Supporting the Chairs and committee members with governance and procedural advice.
  • Facilitating the smooth flow of committee papers and decisions and working closely with business units to ensure committee papers meet the needs of the Ministry’s decision-makers.
  • Building trusted relationships with Committee Chairs, members and report authors and becoming known as a trusted Governance Advisor with a focus on outcomes.
  • Contributing to the development, evaluation and enhancement of governance frameworks, standards and processes.
  • Supporting the Manager Governance deliver a work programme designed to lift the Governance maturity of the Ministry.
  • Leading and/or contributing to any governance related projects.


Mō te tīma/About our Team

The Governance team sits within the Governance and Assurance business unit.

Part of the Strategy, Governance and Finance group, Governance and Assurance is made up of Risk and Assurance, Governance, and the Enterprise Portfolio Management Office. This group is responsible for strengthening the system of governance and assurance across the Ministry. Together, these functions provide knowledge, information and insights on key issues and risks internally and externally as well as advice to the Strategic Leadership Team.

At Tāhū o te Ture – the Ministry of Justice, we’re committed to working together for a fair and safe Aotearoa.

Joining the Ministry of Justice means you will become part of an inclusive organisation that values you and the communities we serve. It’s our promise to ensure our workplace is one where our people feel healthy and safe, supported and able to be themselves at work. We value respect as the foundation for building a positive workplace culture and one where diversity is welcomed and celebrated. 


He pūkenga tou/Skills and Experience

  • Extensive knowledge and experience of Corporate Governance structures, processes, functions and principles, particularly as they apply to the public sector
  • Proven experience providing efficient and effective secretariat and advisory services to a senior executive team or an advisory or statutory body
  • Proficient and accurate minute-taking skills at a senior level
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of implementing process improvements to a governance system
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong attention to detail and a proactive approach
  • Superior report writing skills
  • Excellent planning and priority setting skills
  • Ability to make sound judgements and identify and manage risks effectively
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Well-developed self-management skills
  • Able to apply discretion and tact at all times
  • Advanced skills in relationship management
  • Demonstrated experience in systems thinking and working at a whole of Ministry level


Tono mai/How to Apply

To apply, click the Apply button below to be directed to our Careers Website. You can view a detailed position description here, as well as complete an online application form by attaching your CV and cover letter.

Applications close on 5pm, 25 January 2021.

Starting Salary: $83,219

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