Senior Ministerial & Executive Services Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 02-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/1454163
  • Job Title: Senior Ministerial & Executive Services Advisor
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  • Summary:
Senior Advisor Ministerial and Executive Services


  • Be valued for your expert OIA and advisory skills
  • Mentor and support others


About the Role


We are looking for an experienced Senior Advisor, who thrives in a busy environment and is an excellent communicator, to join our Official and Parliamentary Information (OPI) team.  Your nous and judgement will assist you continue to improve our service, and you can hit the ground running.


You will assist in providing high quality responses to Official Information Act requests, Select Committee questions and Parliamentary questions.  You will ensure our responses, processes, standards and guidance are fit for purpose.


You will provide sound advice to team members on effective strategies to improve and maintain quality standards.   


This is a great opportunity to use your expert knowledge to mentor and coach our Advisors and partner with the other Seniors in the team to foster a strong supportive team culture.


As an experienced Senior Advisor you will also be given the opportunity to step up and act for the Manager when required and represent the Ministry at interagency events and forums.


Competitive remuneration will reflect the level of responsibility and experience you bring to the role.


Skills and Experience


Our ideal candidate will: 

  • have proven experience providing high quality responses to Official Information Act requests
  • be a strong team player and keen to take on a senior mentoring role
  • have strong influencing and relationship management skills and be able to quickly establish credibility and trust
  • enjoy working with complex issues and be able to explain your thinking verbally and in writing
  • excellent communication skills, with good attention to detail
  • strong knowledge of the machinery of government, and a desire to make a difference 


We are a busy team, focused on providing quality and timely service to all of our stakeholders.  Our team operates at pace and we are deeply passionate about what we do and equally proud of who we are and what we achieve.


If you have the necessary skills and experience, we want to hear from you.


How to Apply


To apply, click the ‘Apply Now’ button to upload your CV and cover letter, and complete the online application form.  Note – your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key accountabilities listed in the position description.


All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at jobs@msd.govt.nzv


Applications close: 6 March