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Team Leader, Business Support

Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade
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Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade acts in the world to make New Zealanders safer and more prosperous. We do this by building connections with and influencing other countries to advance New Zealand's interests and project New Zealand values. We provide advice to the Government on the implications for New Zealand of what is happening in the world.  The Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Australia Group (EMA) is the Ministry's group through which the Ministry shapes, implements and delivers the government's foreign and trade outcomes in Australia, Europe, Middle East and Africa, with 21 offshore posts in countries in these regions.

The Team Leader Business Support EMA assists the Group Business Manager EMA in providing advice, expertise and support in the areas of business management, corporate services, and financial management and reporting, support services and people leadership responsibilities across the Group. They assist the Group Business Manager to manage Ministry contracts, coordinate the administrative aspects of posting staff offshore, and ensure the efficient and effective operating of EMA divisions and posts. The Team Leader Business Services has people management responsibility for 3-4 Team Administrators.

We need someone who takes a strategic approach to their work and is able to recognise key business and service delivery challenges, find solutions and understand how to effectively influence people to achieve them. We're looking for someone who is energetic and proactive. As the ideal candidate you will be flexible, organised, possess a strong achievement/delivery focus, have a good understanding of financial and business skills management, and be experienced at coordinating a team. Thriving in a busy team environment, you will enjoy building relationships and working closely with a wide range of people. You will demonstrate a high level of judgement and strong analytical ability. The ability to prioritise, anticipate issues and provide creative solutions, and quickly adapt to different situations will be the keys to your success.

You must be able to obtain and maintain an appropriate New Zealand Government Security clearance; and hold New Zealand citizenship.   

The starting salary for this role is between $66,570 and $78,000.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade aspires to be a workplace that values and utilises diverse and inclusive thinking, people and behaviours. This means that our staff reflect the diversity of New Zealand and the countries we work in, and that the contributions of staff with diverse backgrounds, experiences, skills and perspectives are valued and respected.

The Ministry values are:

Impact - We achieve for New Zealand, everyday, everywhere

Kotahitanga - We draw strength from our diversity

Courage - We do the right thing

Manaakitanga - We honour and respect others


How to apply:

Applications close 9am, 29 July 2019

To apply for this role and view a position description, please visit our vacancies page at to complete an application form and submit your CV and cover letter.

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