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Regional Labour Market Advisor - Dunedin

Ministry of Social Development
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Customer services
Otago - Dunedin
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Regional Labour Market Advisor - Dunedin

Permanent – Full time – Dunedin-based


We are looking for a smart, dynamic and highly motivated individual for the pivotal regional role of Regional Labour Market Advisor, Southern region - covering the lower South Island, from Timaru south, including Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago.


You will join the high performing Southern Regional Labour Market team to implement innovative and dynamic employment strategies and provide support and advice to the Regional Labour Market Manager.


Every day is different, fun and challenging. We offer a great work environment, an excellent team culture and an opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of New Zealanders.


This role requires exceptional relationship management and communication skills.  You will continuously build and maintain networks with local industry, employer groups and local and central government agencies to contribute to the region's employment outcomes.


You will proactively gather regional labour market intelligence to directly contribute to the development of longer-term regional labour market strategies.


To be successful in this role you will have:


  • Established and maintained excellent relationships (or the natural ability to build authentic relationships) across a diverse range of stakeholders, businesses, industry groups, training providers and local and central government agencies.
  • A strong understanding of business needs, the challenges in the regional labour market, and the ability to plan for and identify opportunities and trends.
  • A high level of technical and professional knowledge in employment and recruitment
  • Demonstrated ability to collect data and conduct effective and meaningful trends and return on investment analysis
  • Experience in contract management and negotiations preferred


The key strengths and attributes required for this role are:


  • Exceptional writing, analysis, monitoring, reporting and organisational skills
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • The ability to thrive in an ambiguous and changeable environment
  • An optimistic approach to challenges
  • Effective negotiation skills
  • Business acumen
  • Ability to self-manage and work to tight deadlines
  • Strong client focus
  • Excellent computer literacy, and the ability to learn new systems
  • Full NZ Driver's license with no conditions
  • NZ Citizenship or Permanent Residency at the time of application


This role will appeal to highly motivated, adaptable, progressive candidates who have a strong strategic focus and are driven by service excellence and achieving results. A willingness to travel is a must.


If you have the desired skills and attitude for this role, we would like to hear from you.


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


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


Applications close 5.00pm Sunday 9th June 2019

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