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Regional Commissioner Advisor

Ministry of Social Development
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Northland - Whangarei
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Regional Commissioner Advisor, Northland Region 

Ministry of Social Development

  • Senior Advisory Role
  • Permanent, full time


The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is the lead agency for the social sector. We help the Government to set priorities across the sector, co-ordinate the actions of other social sector agencies and track changes in the social wellbeing of New Zealanders.

The Regional Commissioner Advisor provides support and advice across a broad range of areas to support the Regional Commissioner and regional office operation. In this role you will support the Regional Commissioner in interagency and cross-sector initiatives, risk management, emergency management, regional planning and ad-hoc project management. You will also represent the region at relevant community forums in these functional areas as required.

As part of this role you will also:

  • Lead and manage cross-sector / cross service line work programmes that enhance the region's service delivery and capability.
  • Build strong and effective relationships with a variety of strategic and priority stakeholders.
  • Maintain oversight on regional issues management.
  • Manage the region's risk portfolio


Our ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a successful history of:

  • Leading a team at a senior level
  • Developing enduring external and internal stakeholder relationships
  • Creating a strong customer centric environment in a service delivery operation
  • Leading projects


You must be willing to travel to fulfil job requirements.

Advertising has been extended to: Sunday 28th January 2018 at 11pm.

How to apply:

Click the apply now button to submit your online application. Your cover letter and CV will be a key part of the assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the competencies listed in the position description.

(MSD employees: Please apply using your myHR login details, preferably from a work computer).

For any further discussion about the role, contact Annika EA to the Regional Commissioner on 09 983 9142.

Reference number 19243

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