Senior Governance Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Other
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 19-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1426755/1
  • Job Title: Senior Governance Advisor
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  • Summary:
  • Part time, fixed term appointment or secondment
  • An opportunity to be part of a new team charged with strengthening MBIE’s internal governance
  • Senior advisor role providing governance advice and secretariat support to senior leadership, and supporting implementation of a new governance system
  • An experienced professional with strong relationship management and experience working with a range of stakeholders


About the role:

MBIE has recently reviewed its internal governance arrangements and is strengthening the governance team. This fixed term position has been created within the Enterprise Strategy, Governance and Performance (ESGP) business group to help us build our practice and deliver the outcomes of the review. 

We are seeking a professional to work three days a week as part of a team providing governance advice and support to senior level people leaders and governance committees.  You’ll work with a wide range of people across MBIE and this is a great opportunity to work in the organisation at a strategic level.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Strong interpersonal skills with experience managing key relationships at all levels
  • The ability to work strategically in a complex, fast-paced and fast-changing environment
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • The ability to prioritise and actively manage multiple work streams within tight time constraints
  • Excellence in writing and presenting information at a high level to deliver quality outcomes
  • A continuous improvement focus with at least three years’ experience identifying opportunities for improving and supporting solution design, change and implementation
  • The legal right to live and work in NZ

This role will report to the Head of Governance, ESGP, within the Corporate, Governance and Information branch.

Why work for us:

MBIE is one of New Zealand’s largest, most influential and most diverse public sector agencies.  This means that we are able to offer significant opportunities for developing experience across a broad variety of areas.

We aim to create a culture where our people are empowered to bring fresh ideas and perspectives and to develop new approaches.

We also take the time to foster a work environment that is enjoyable for all.  This means we like to collaborate, support and encourage our people, encourage excellence and innovation and take the time to have some fun and celebrate our successes.

Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or New Zealand permanent residents.

How to apply:

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website.  You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Please e-mail Fi Sanderson at if you have any further questions quoting reference MBIE/1408969

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019.