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Senior Ministerial Advisor

The Treasury
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Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Senior Ministerial Advisor

 Do you have what it takes to be a Senior Ministerial Advisor at the Treasury?

  • Do you know the Official Information Act inside and out?
  • Do you have a solid understanding of ministerial advisory processes and systems?
  • Are you looking for an opportunity to support, mentor and guide others?

The Treasury is the New Zealand Government's lead economic and financial advisor. Our vision is to raise living standards for all New Zealanders.

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and highly skilled Senior Ministerial Advisor to work within the Ministerial Advisory Services (MAS) Team. In this role you will be responsible for the drafting of replies to Ministerial correspondence and preparing responses to Official Information Act (OIA) requests on behalf of the Treasury and/or Ministers. You will also play a mentoring role within the wider MAS Team and act as the first point of reference in the absence of the Team Leader.

  • Monitor OIA and Ministerial requests and work with others to progress and prepare responses
  • Analyse OIA and Ministerial requests to identify issues, strategies and solutions
  • Work closely with teams to ensure that quality standards are met and advise on processes, procedures and requirements relating to correspondence requests
  • Be responsible for driving continuous improvement initiatives and projects

About You:

  • Highly knowledgeable on the technical aspects of OIA & Ministerial Requests and document management systems
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to write documents that are clear, concise and in plain English.
  • Excellent at building and maintaining effective relationships
  • A passion for continuous improvement and eliminating wasteful activity
  • You have the expertise and the desire to help the team achieve its outputs
  • Highly organised with great time management skills
  • A good knowledge of the machinery of government, the contemporary political environment, government policies, and current events
  • An understanding of, and experience in, the public sector and familiarity with Parliamentary protocols and, in particular, OIA

We Can Offer:

  • A variety of interesting work in a highly motivated small team at the heart of central government
  • A hands on role with the opportunity to drive improvements and improve quality standards
  • A commitment to providing work and training opportunities that support your development and career aspirations

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, then please click the 'apply now' button and follow the online process to register and submit your online application.

Applications close - 23 October 2017. All applications must be made online.

Please see the attached Job Description for further detail and for more information please contact Renee Sochor, Talent Advisor,

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