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Senior Advisor (GR)

Housing New Zealand Corporation
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Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Permanent full-time role
  • Based in our Wellington office

About Housing New Zealand

Housing New Zealand is a Statutory Crown Entity responsible for providing high quality state housing to people in the greatest need, for the duration of their need, alongside supporting the government's priorities in the supply of emergency and affordable housing.

Our Values - Kotahitanga - One Team

Housing New Zealand has important work to do and our aspirations are big. We believe that people do their best within an environment of trust, care, contribution, humility and learning. We also do our best when we take personal responsibility to achieve our shared vision and maintain a working environment we are proud of.

The values that drive us are:

  • we trust each other and share ownership
  • we care about each other as people
  • everyone's contribution matters
  • we are humble and genuine.

The Government Relations team provides quality service to the Minister Responsible for Housing New Zealand, the Associate Minister for Social Housing and the Chief Executive of Housing and shares its knowledge of Parliament and Government within Housing. The team supports Ministers to meet a range of Ministerial, Parliamentary and statutory responsibilities. The team also provides support for the Chief Executive, the Executive team, the Board, other Senior Managers and Housing regions.

As a Senior Advisor, you will be responsible for:

  • providing direction, mentor and support to Advisors in the Government Relations team while managing complex work
  • assisting the Manager Government Relations team achieve the team outcomes
  • preparing draft replies to Ministerial and Chief Executive correspondence, Parliamentary questions and Official Information Act requests
  • assisting with projects such as preparing for Select Committee hearings.

The following skills, knowledge and experience are desirable for this position:

  • Previous high level experience writing and editing high quality responses in a Government context
  • Previous high level experience in responding to Official Information Act requests
  • Well developed time management and organisational skills
  • Working in a fast paced team environment
  • Strong ability to maintain relationships with internal stakeholders

What we offer

We offer an environment with opportunities for self-development and new challenges. If you'd like to join a team of professionals who are passionate about people, improving the quality of the lives of our tenants and giving something back to the community we would love to hear from you.

Our employee benefits are explained in more detail here

To learn more about Housing New Zealand and the work we do click here

To apply please follow the online process.

The reference code for this position is 44126GJO.

To see a copy of the position description and apply for the job, go to

To find out more about this opportunity please contact the Recruitment team at

Applications close at 5.00pm on Monday, 23 July 2018.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.

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