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Advisor Government Relations

Housing New Zealand Corporation
Job Category:
Policy & analysis
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Job Description

  • Part-time, fixed-term opportunity until March 2020
  • Based in our National Office in Wellington
  • Annual salary of $71,545 plus five weeks' annual leave
  • Part-time 24 hours per week

About Housing New Zealand

Housing New Zealand Corporation is a Crown agent that provides housing services for people in need. It isn't just about getting a roof over people's heads - we also work closely with others to ensure our tenants have access to good support services.

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
  • we continually learn and innovate.

The role

Our vision is 'Building lives and communities by housing New Zealanders'. To help us achieve this we are currently recruiting for an Advisor to join our Government Relations team to provide quality service to the Minister, Associate Ministers of Social Housing and the Chief Executive of Housing New Zealand, and shares its knowledge of Parliament and Government within Housing New Zealand.

This role is responsible for:

  • 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
  • plain English drafting of reports, editing and peer review
  • provision of responses to requests for information from the Minister's office
  • maintaining relationships with internal stakeholders
  • sharing knowledge and information across the wider business.

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

  • Previous experience writing and editing high quality responses in a Government context
  • Well developed time management and organisational skills
  • Working in a fast paced team environment

What we offer

We offer competitive salaries and five weeks annual leave for all new starters as well as a benefits package including a range of insurances, flexible working arrangements and career development.

These benefits are described in more detail here

We provide a working 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.

To learn more about us and the work we do click here

To apply please follow the online process.

The reference code for this position is 48106GJO.

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 HR Service Centre at

Applications close at 5.00pm on Saturday, 29 June 2019.

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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