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Senior Advisor Youth Development

Ministry of Social Development
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Community Services
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Senior Advisor Youth Development


  • Champion best practice youth development
  • Provide specialist youth engagement advice
  • Permanent role, Wellington based


The Ministry of Youth Development, responsible to the Minister for Youth, is a stand-alone Ministry within the Ministry of Social Development. The Ministry of Youth Development works with and for all young people in New Zealand aged between 12 and 24 years old.  We partner with others to enable, fund and promote youth development.


We have an exciting career opportunity for a Senior Advisor, Youth Development to join our team in Wellington, to help us lead the way in increasing youth engagement at all levels.


You will be a champion for high quality youth development policy and practice within the team, across other government departments, and with our partners in the community. You will have a particular focus on providing specialist advice on young people's engagement and participation in governance and decision-making.    


We are looking for an articulate and innovative Senior Advisor who has:


  • Experience as a youth development practitioner
  • A thorough understanding of youth development principles and practice
  • Particular expertise in youth participation, youth engagement, involving young people in decision-making 
  • Proven ability to provide high quality, balanced analysis and advice
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including highly developed formal writing skills
  • Working knowledge of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and the implications of these for the work of the Ministry
  • Experience working with diverse communities
  • Great ability to build and maintain relationships


If you are passionate about youth development, we would love to hear from you.


How to apply


To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application form and submit your CV and Cover Letter outlining your suitability. 


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


Applications close 5.00pm Thursday 4th October 2018

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