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Adviser Ministerial Support

Ministry for Primary Industries
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Policy & analysis
Wellington City
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Job Description

We are currently looking for an Adviser Ministerial Support with good attention to detail and strong communication skills to join our Branch Planning & Performance Team.

The Branch Planning & Performance Team are a Branch shared service that plans, develops, measures, reports and improves the process and procedures across the system for the Regulation & Assurance Branch and the wider Ministry.  We ensure the activities of the Branch is clearly aligned to the Ministry's strategy and core deliver systems and provide thought leadership around the business.

The Adviser Ministerial Support will provide drafting, proofing and editing documents intended for the Ministers that MPI serve, business data analysis, reporting and tracking on preparation of ministerial responses and general support within the Regulation & Assurance Branch.

Our ideal candidate will be an adaptive person who has the ability to learn new ideas and ways of doing things. You will have good attention to detail and excellent technical writing skills.  This role will provide the opportunity to develop new skills through working with a diverse range of topics as well as building and maintaining relationships across all levels of the Regulation & Assurance Branch.

Key Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Assist in providing responses to ministerial letters, briefings, OIA requests and other materials to quality and timeliness standards
  • Peer review of written material for various audiences
  • Supporting Directors and Managers by ensuring appropriate consultation on documents has been undertaken and documents are of an appropriate quality
  • Completion of a monthly dashboard which includes insight and trend analysis

The Ministry for Primary Industries is responsible for enhancing New Zealand's primary production sectors, safeguarding our resources and animal welfare, and securing market access for our products. Our work is essential to building and maintaining New Zealand's reputation as a producer of safe and high quality food and other primary products.

If you have enthusiasm, natural curiosity, internal motivation and a desire to start your career out on the right foot then apply now.

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.

The successful applicant must be able to obtain a confidential security clearance. Please visit for more information.

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

If you have any questions about the role, you may contact Nick Goddard for a confidential discussion on 04 894 0908 or email

Applications for this role close on Sunday 27 May 2018

The Ministry for Primary Industries is a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone's differences are valued and respected. We welcome enquires from everyone and value diversity in the workplace and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements. MPI is an employer of choice. 

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