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Regional Commissioner Advisor (12 Month Fixed Term / Secondment) - Whangarei

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

Ministry of Social Development

Reference number 21833

  • Senior Advisory Role
  • Full Time, Fixed Term for 12 months 


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, and have a particular focus on NEETs (young people Not in Education, Employment or Training), emergency management, regional planning, and ad-hoc advice and project management.  You will also represent the Regional Commissioner at relevant stakeholder forums in these 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.

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.

Applications close:  Monday 19th March 2018 at 10.00pm.

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 attached 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.

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