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Senior Advisor - Housing

Ministry of Social Development
Job Category:
Policy & analysis
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Senior Advisor - Housing


  • Provide high quality operational advice while working as part of a small dynamic team
  • Contribute and support the delivery of key action plans to enhance client experience
  • Permanent role, Wellington based


We have a new opportunity a Senior Advisor Housing to join the small, dynamic housing team. Working alongside the General Manager Housing and the wider Service Delivery Group you will provide technical, operational and analytical advice and support on key housing issues.


The role is highly collaborative and you will need the confidence and proven ability to develop and manage relationships at all levels across the Ministry and other Government agencies.  You will demonstrate the ability to work at pace to deliver smart solutions to complex problems and provide pragmatic and effective advice. 


As Senior Advisor you will:


  • Understand the key strategic issues facing the Ministry and Government in regards to public housing
  • Have a proven ability to work collaboratively and responsively in both government and non-government settings
  • Contribute and support work programmes on a broad range of issues to deliver government housing initiatives
  • Provide high quality advice and subject matter expertise
  • Proven ability to successfully implement policy
  • Have great relationship management skills, with the ability to engage and influence at all levels
  • Provide input to identifying issues that may impact on work programmes and delivery
  • Have proven experience delivering quality work to tight deadlines
  • Have excellent communication skills including the ability to present clear, concise documentation
  • Highly developed analytical skills with the ability to provide robust recommendations


If you have a passion to help New Zealanders be safe, strong and independent and want to share your knowledge and experience, we'd like to hear from you.


How to apply


To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload 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 25th August 2019

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