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Senior Advisor Office for Seniors, Age-friendly Communities

Ministry of Social Development
Job Category:
Policy & analysis
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Senior Advisor Office for Seniors, Age-friendly Communities


  • Are you passionate about the issues facing older people – now and into the future?
  • Do you enjoy people and building relationships with a range of stakeholders?
  • Do you enjoy using your energy and determination to achieve results?
  • Do you enjoy putting your good working knowledge of the machinery of government into practice?


About the team

The Office for Seniors is located in MSD and provides a focal point within government for information and advice on issues affecting older people. 

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team leading initiatives to support our ageing population

You will be able to use your skills and expertise to deliver results in an exciting and varied programme of work, which includes being the lead for Age-friendly Communities in New Zealand.  You will have the ability to be innovative in your approach and the autonomy and ability to drive through your ideas from conception to completion.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will need:

  • At least 5 years of professional experience
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline or equivalent operational experience
  • Superior organisation skills
  • Strong understanding of the machinery of government and experience in working with other sectors
  • Proven experience in relationship development
  • Strong project management skills
  • Good analytical skills

You will also need to be able to work in a busy environment with the flexibility to work as part of small team and prioritise when needed.  If you want to make a difference for New Zealand communities then this is the right role for you.

How to Apply

Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.

External applicants (including Ministry for Children, Oranga Tamariki employees) – please apply through the apply button and upload your CV and cover letter to our applicant tracking system.

All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any further questions please contact us via email at

Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience and capability relates to the competencies listed in the position description.

Applications close: 25 March 2018  

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