Senior Business Services Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Advisor
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 06-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: MOJ/1431352
  • Job Title: Senior Business Services Advisor
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Senior Business Services Advisor, Joint Venture Business Unit, National Office


About the Joint Venture Business Unit

In September 2018, a Joint Venture of ten government agencies was established to eliminate family violence and sexual violence in New Zealand. The Joint Venture Business Unit supports the Joint Venture to operate, including by being the Government’s lead advisor on family violence and sexual violence from a whole system perspective.  We lead with influence and collaboration to provide space, focus and momentum for government, Māori, communities, NGOs and private organisations to work together.

We work with our partners to provide strategic policy advice and recommendations to the Joint Venture and to Government, including on the strategic direction and actions to take. We ensure our advice is based on best practice, evidence and includes the voice of lived experience. We establish and maintain relationships with our partners, designing and developing better solutions that bring about transformative change and establishing effective governance. We monitor and report on the performance of the family violence and sexual violence system. We role model the change we wish to see and are a facilitator for Māori – Crown partnerships.

About the role

The Joint Venture for Family and Sexual Violence is seeking a talented Senior Business Services Advisor to lead all business services for a busy team of around 30 staff.

In partnership with the Ministry of Justice, the Senior Business Services Advisor is responsible for running the procurement, budgeting & forecasting and project management office functions for the Joint Venture Business Unit. The right candidate will have good working knowledge of government procurement and budget processes, will be familiar with the development of service contracts and tenders, and will have relationships with a network of Wellington government service suppliers.

Relationship management and excellent customer service skills will be the defining characteristics for success in this role. This is a busy team with plenty of demands for business services, so excellent organisation and time management are also essential, so too highly developed administration skills and the ability to work autonomously.

This will be a great role for someone who likes to be busy and to interact with people on a regular basis. The Senior Business Services Advisor is a key team member in the Office of the Director of the Joint Venture and reports directly to the Deputy Director.

Education, skills and experience

  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent relationship management and customer service
  • Formal project management skills would be an advantage
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret financial, numerical and business information.
  • Resourcefulness in researching, analysing, and developing workable solutions to complex problems
  • Proven experience in working with advisors and senior managers in a complex or large organisation, preferably within the public sector
  • Understanding of government processes, including planning, reporting, budgeting and policy processes.

Salary range:  $83,219 – $117,485

The Ministry of Justice is committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures. All staff – regardless of gender, race, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious or ethical beliefs have access to equal employment opportunities, in recruitment, training and career opportunities and conditions of employment.

How to apply

To apply, click the Apply button below to be directed to our Careers Website. You can view a detailed position description at the site, as well as complete an online application form by attaching your CV and cover letter. For tracking purposes, all applications must be submitted via our online process. If you have any questions, please contact

Applications close on Sunday 17 November 2019.