Senior Business Advisor, Policy

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 26-OCT-18
  • Job Reference: NZ/1364059
  • Job Title: Senior Business Advisor, Policy
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  • Summary:


  • Permanent opportunity in Wellington’s CBD
  • A great opportunity to provide high quality strategic and business management advice and support
  • Join an inclusive and supportive team, with the opportunity to work in a flexible working environment


About the Ministry of Social Development:

The Ministry of Social Development is one of the largest government agencies, with a broad range of functions and a presence in most communities across the country. MSD is the Government’s primary provider of social policy advice and plays a leading role in the public sector through welfare support, housing, employment, superannuation, student loans and administering funding for community service providers.  The Ministry administers $25 billion of government expenditure and works with over a million New Zealanders every year.  It is playing a key role in work on the Government’s wellbeing agenda. 

About Our Team:

The Policy branch brings together the Ministry’s policy functions in one place and is an integrated, professional and thought-leading provider of advice to the government. The Policy Deputy Chief Executive (DCE) Office is a small multi-functional team providing individual support and advice to the Policy Deputy Chief Executive (DCE); strategic management support to the Senior Management Group (SMG); and strategy and planning, reporting and accountability and corporate management support to the branch as a whole. We are committed to providing a work environment that’s supportive, and that helps develop your skills and experience.

About the Role:

As Senior Business Advisor, you will provide support and advice to the Manager of the DCE Office and work with other DCE Office team members to provide high quality strategic and business advice to DCE, Senior Management Group and the wider Policy branch.

Who we’re looking for:

You will:


  • have a good working knowledge of public service processes  and will be able to quickly adapt to working in the Ministry.
  • be a trusted advisor who works collaboratively; integrity and resilience are paramount.
  • have a demonstrable ability to provide high quality strategic and/or business advice and support.
  • build effective channels of communication and quickly establish trusting working relationships.
  • be passionate about sharing knowledge and experience with – and coaching and supporting – others.


How to apply:


Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.


External applicants (including Ministry for Children, Oranga Tamariki employees) – please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system.


All applications should be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any questions please contact us through


Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience and capability relates to the competencies listed in the position description.

Applications Close: Monday 12th November 2018