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Funding Coordinator - Major Events and Tourism Growth Partnership

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
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Job Description

  • Unique opportunity to work in the tourism and events sectors
  • Based in the Major Events team with responsibility for the administration of the Major Events Development Fund (administered by the Major Events team) and the Tourism Growth Partnership (administered by the Tourism Policy team).
  • Excellent development role for an experienced admin superstar
  • Fixed term or secondment position - up to 6 months



About MBIE

MBIE works to better support connect and strengthen businesses. It backs New Zealand’s talent, ideas and business enterprise through ensuring safe and fair workplaces, developing and supporting the science and innovation system, and better supporting businesses and streamlining regulation. 


About the Major Events team

Our Major Events team are committed, hard-working, and enthusiastic individuals who live and breathe the events that they partner with.  We are looking for a like-minded experienced administrator to join our high-energy team.  


The Major Events sector in New Zealand is dynamic and exciting. Events that we partner with include: Art Deco Weekend, the FIFA U20 World Cup, Winter Games New Zealand, World of WearableArt Awards Show, Volvo Ocean Race, ITU World Triathlon series and many more.


The Major Events team plays a number of roles including:

  • An advisor to Government Ministers on the value the New Zealand event industry brings to the economy;
  • A partner with the events sector to attract major events, boost sector capability and leverage benefits arising from events to maximise them for New Zealand;
  • An investor to ensure valuable legacy outcomes that align with the government’s Major Events Strategy are delivered through major events; and
  • A one-stop-shop for event organisers to help them navigate their involvement with government.


The Major Events team works alongside the Tourism Policy team which is responsible for providing advice and analysis to help lift the productivity of the tourism sector, and the value it adds to New Zealand’s economy. The Tourism Policy team has responsibility for administering the Tourism Growth Partnership which was created to lift innovation and productivity in the sector by co-funding projects with the sector.


About the role

This is a highly valued role where you will be responsible for leading the coordination of processes supporting the administration of the Major Events Development Fund and Tourism Growth Partnership, including monitoring the Funds, providing high quality reporting and tracking of financial information and supporting team members through the investment process for both Funds.


You will need to be a proactive, self-starter who can hit the ground running and ensure the smooth running of the Major Events and Tourism teams.


Working in the team will expose you to stakeholders from such events as well as managing relationships with other government departments and Ministers offices. There is opportunity to utilise and develop project management, stakeholder relationships management, and financial management skills.


To be considered for this role you will need:

  • Experience working in central government processes
  • A proactive work style and customer service focus
  • Strong financial literacy and comfort using Excel to track funding information  
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work at a highly productive pace, take initiative, and juggle competing timelines and tasks
  • Experience in managing a grants portfolio and in developing contractual funding agreements highly desired.


We’re a lively, energetic bunch and no two days are the same. If you think you’d like to join our team we’d love to hear from you.


To view a copy of the position description or to apply, please click the ‘Apply Online/Now’ button. This will allow you to register your details and submit your application for this vacancy.


For further information please contact Kate Triplow or phone on 04 901 1635 for a confidential discussion.


Applications close 5pm, Thursday 1st December 2015