Senior Advisor at Ministry of Social Development, Wellington - Wairarapa
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
The Ministry of Social Development is a people-centred organisation. We're in communities across the motu, working with partners to help New Zealanders be safe, strong and independent.
We provide social policy and advice to government and assistance, including income, employment and housing support to people of all ages, families, whānau and communities.
As a Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner we are committed to supporting and enabling Māori, whānau, hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.
Our people are as diverse as the communities we serve. We care about the wellbeing and success of our people and provide a supportive and inclusive working environment where people can thrive and be who they are.
Senior Advisor - Family Violence
• Are you passionate about helping New Zealand's most vulnerable?
• Join a dynamic and inclusive working environment!
• Two positions - National Office, Wellington based
About our Team
MSD is a member of the Joint Venture Business Unit, which has recently released ‘Te Aorerekura; The National Strategy to Eliminate Family Violence and Sexual Violence'. As a result of this strategy, there is an increased focus on improving support for people who have experienced family violence and sexual violence, including people who use violence.
The Safe, Strong Families and Communities (SSFC) team sits within the Māori, Community and Partnerships business unit at MSD. The current focus of the SSFC team is MSD's response to family violence, sexual violence and building financial capability across New Zealand.
We make a real and positive difference for communities, through the services we invest in and the support we give.
About the Role
As a Senior Advisor, you will be responsible for a number of contributions to the programme of work for people who use violence. This includes design, procurement, machinery of government and family violence expertise. This role involves working directly with non-government organisations, while also navigating government.
We are looking for a broad set of skills within the Senior Advisor role. You will be expected to provide insight and analysis of systems and services at a national level and work closely with other government agencies. This will include developing and implementing services and system supports and promoting continuous improvement.
Skills and Experience
We are seeking positive individuals, with relevant prior experience in community and social services, or government. You will need excellent relationship management skills and be able to demonstrate how you have contributed to making your working environments great places to work. You will also be able to demonstrate your ability to develop practical solutions for complex problems with a focus on getting the job done!
To be successful in the role, you will:
• Be comfortable with ambiguity
• Be able to bring a fresh perspective into service design
• Have a demonstrated ability of working collaboratively
• Be able to deliver and work to competing deadlines
• Be an innovative thinker that can provide practical solutions for complex issues
This is a new challenge for a highly capable Senior Advisor. An understanding of family violence or experience within the sector is desirable because you will provide important support systems to our New Zealand communities.
If this sounds like you, and you're ready to either take a step up, or take on the next set of challenges in your career, then we want to hear from you!
Salary range: $94,834 - $115,908
How to apply
To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form.
Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the competencies listed in the position description.
All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work. This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.
Closing date: 24 January 2022
Joining MSD means being part of a whānau that celebrates the diversity each individual represents. We show manaaki, we care about the wellbeing and success of people and want everyone to thrive, and be who they are in a supportive and inclusive working environment. We work together to make a difference for communities while doing the right thing with integrity. We are a Treaty partner committed to strengthening relationships with Māori, Hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.
If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so we can assist you through the recruitment process.
MSD has a COVID-19 vaccination policy which requires employees to be fully vaccinated.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry of Social Development|
|Location:||Wellington - Wairarapa|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Category:||Policy & analysis|
|Attachment:||senior-advisor-ssfc-may-2020.docx (Word, 316KB)
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