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Regional Labour Market Manager - Whangarei

Ministry of Social Development
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Northland - Whangarei
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Regional Labour Market Manager – Whangarei, Northland

Permanent, Full Time


Reporting to the Regional Commissioner Northland, the Regional Labour Market Manager is primarily responsible for identifying and facilitating the development and creation of employment opportunities for Northland Region. This involves working with a wide range of employers, industry sectors, community groups and government agencies to identify and develop labour market initiatives that contribute to employment outcomes. A key aspect of the role is to support the Regional Commissioner in the coordination of government investments in labour market development, to ensure opportunities are focused on meeting the needs of job seekers and those disadvantaged in the labour market.


You will proactively build and manage relationships with industry partnerships, providers and agencies to foster sustainable employment outcomes for Northland. The ability to gather and analyse labour market intelligence will help you shape agreements and make informed decisions based on evidence and trends.  This role will have a strong link with Service Delivery Employer Services team in regard to account management activities, national employment initiatives, labour market reporting and development of national strategies.


To be successful you will have:


  • A solid track record of leadership and success
  • Exceptional communication and stakeholder engagement skills
  • A deep understanding of labour market issues facing Northland, including the impact these issues have on Iwi, urban Māori, pacific, migrants and those disadvantaged in the local labour market
  • Sound business acumen, with the ability to make data driven decisions
  • Full clean driver's licence
  • Qualification in business or other relevant qualification is highly desirable.

About us


The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is the lead agency for the social sector. We help the Government set priorities across the sector, co-ordinate the actions of other social sector agencies and track changes in the social wellbeing of New Zealanders. Our work, together with our social sector partners, is essential to achieving a sustainable and prosperous future, where all New Zealanders are able to take responsibility for them, be successful in their lives and participate in their communities.  


In return we offer:


  • Collegial, supportive environment
  • Diverse and committed team
  • Professional development and career opportunities
  • Competitive starting salary $95,252 to $119,065 per annum (in line with skills, experience and performance).
How to apply


Please apply online with your CV. A cover letter is not required; instead please answer these questions:


  • What do you know about the Northland Labour Market? (max. 3000 characters)
  • In this role, how would you lead the development and employability of Work and Income clients? (max. 3000 characters)
  • Please tell us about a time you delivered outstanding business results (max. 3000 characters)


Important notes:


  • For a further discussion about the role contact Annika on (09) 983 9142
  • If you currently work for MSD, please apply through your internal myHR careers portal.


Applications close: Thursday 27th June 2019 at 10.00pm

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