Team Leader Compensation

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    4 months ago
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  • Category: Management
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 30-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: MPI19/1428616
  • Job Title: Team Leader Compensation
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Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the Role

This is a fixed term position until November 2020

At MPI, our Compensation team provides a critical function supporting activities that arise from the exercise of powers by MPI in biosecurity responses, where people and businesses have suffered a loss as a result. For the past two years, we have been responding to several significant events, the most recent being the Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) response. You may already be familiar with the Government’s decision last year to attempt a phased eradication approach in regard to M. bovis. We are growing our capacity to respond to the increasing number of compensation claims, including the assessment of more complex losses resulting from MPI’s exercise of powers.

Biosecurity Compensation assessments follow a rigorous process ensuring every claim meets the legislative criteria and is assessed fairly.

  • You will be leading a team of 6-7 senior assessors/assessors and will be responsible for managing team priorities, ensuring claims are processed timely, fairly and lawfully.
  • You’ll also work closely with the leadership team of the compensation group on a daily basis and communicate effectively with other key stakeholders to ensure priorities are delivered and staff are well supported.
  • You will be an experienced team leader, highly motivated and thrive in working in a fast paced and challenging, yet rewarding environment.


Mōu – About You

The work programme of this group is highly visible and of high public interest. This role will suit you if:

  • You can demonstrate experience as a team leader/ manager, being comfortable with coaching and mentoring staff, as well as driving team performance.
  • You’ll be skilled in coordinating and motivating a team to achieve their targets and be able to manage multiple priorities. We are looking for someone who is both customer and delivery-focussed.
  • You will also be commercially savvy and will have a high level of verbal and written communication.
  • You will need the ability to work under pressure and deal with ambiguity and complexity.
  • You will also have the ability to relate to a wide range of people and stakeholders from all levels and backgrounds; agricultural/ farming knowledge or experience would be a benefit.
  • A high level of personal resilience, ownership of planning and prioritisation, and initiative is required to be successful in this role.
  • Familiarity with government processes, and the machinery of government is useful, but not necessary.


Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua – About MPI

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has a strength of common purpose and a passion to sustainably grow and to protect Aotearoa, for the benefit of all New Zealanders. It’s no mean feat and we have a team of hard working and dedicated people in a variety of roles supporting us to make this happen. Our overall ambition is for New Zealand to be the most trusted source of high value natural products in the world. We’re working towards sustainability, protection, growth and participation.


Mō tō mātou rōpū – About the Team

MPI works with all New Zealanders to control and eradicate unwanted pests and diseases to help protect and grow New Zealand. Sometimes the control and eradication activities undertaken within biosecurity responses causes’ financial loss to individuals and businesses. Under the Biosecurity Act 1993, businesses and individuals may be able to claim compensation for those losses caused by MPI’s exercise of powers.

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here


Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua: – Benefits of working at MPI

  • Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
  • Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
  • Comprehensive one-week MPI Induction Programme
  • Employee Assistance Programme (counselling support)
  • Flexible working – we support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible

Salary range for this role is $91,000 to $107,000, depending on skills and experience.

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Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to Apply

To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click “APPLY NOW” or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

To apply for this role you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – click here to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.

In order to be considered for this role, applicants must be available to interview within New Zealand or via Skype.

The closing date is Sunday 10th November 2019.

If you have any questions about the role, you may contact Jessica Bradley at  






The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you’ll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you’re growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.