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Senior Advisor (Permanent)

Ministry of Social Development
Job Category:
Human resources, recruitment & training
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Senior Advisor, Learning and Capability Development (L&CD) - Wellington
Ministry of Social Development
Permanent, full time


About MSD


The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is the lead agency for the social sector.  MSD provides policy advice, and delivers social services and assistance to young people, working age people, older people, and families, whānau and communities.  We work directly with New Zealanders of all ages to improve their social wellbeing.


About our Team


The Learning and Capability Development team builds capability across 6500 corporate and client facing staff.  We are a supportive team who pride ourselves on providing outstanding customer service and building a constructive culture.


About the Role


The Senior Advisor provides project and people leadership that supports capability development by:        

  • identifying learning and capability needs to strengthen and enhance MSD's workforce
  • designing, developing, managing and implementing best practice learning and capability services and programmes
  • working across significant business change and supporting leadership development
  • delivering learning and development project initiatives that deliver improved capability across the organisation.


Skills and Experience


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • demonstrated experience in leading the development and implementation of learning and capability strategies, policies and programmes; including monitoring and evaluation
  • the ability to collaborate effectively with others across the organisation to achieve mutually agreed goals
  • a strategic view, with the ability to conceptualise and formulate plans and actions
  • the ability to translate complex information and ideas into a language that can be understood by a wide range of people
  • a sound knowledge of key human resources processes and systems.


If you have the necessary skills, apply now!


How to Apply


To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form.  Note: your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key accountabilities listed in the position description.


All applications must be made online.  If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at


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 Candidates – (including Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children employees) must apply directly through our MSD careers page at


Applications close: Wednesday, 20 June 2018


Job ID: 24006

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