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Immigration Manager

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
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Job Description

  • Utilise your strong leadership skills in a complex and dynamic environment
  • Take your people management skills to the next level
  • Two year fixed term opportunity in our Immigration Profiling Branch (Wellington)


About MBIE:

The purpose of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to grow the New Zealand economy to provide a better standard of living for all New Zealanders.  Our goal is to create a strong and high-performing economy by creating an environment that supports businesses to become more productive and internationally competitive.


About the role.

The Immigration Profiling Branch is seeking expressions of interest for the role Immigration Manager who can deliver excellent customer service while managing an effective and efficient team through positive coaching and mentoring.


This is an exciting opportunity to either develop your potential as a leader, or to utilise your existing leadership skills in a complex and dynamic environment, managing a team of skilled staff to contribute to delivering quality immigration outcomes for New Zealand.  


This role is required to manage a team of Immigration Officers processing visas to ensure applicants do not present risk and is a great opportunity to contribute to the Branch success, while also developing key resources and talent.


Ideally we are looking for:

  • A minimum of 12 months recent experience in people management with HR experience
  • Effective coaching and mentoring of individuals or teams
  • Experience in a fast–paced service delivery environment, while managing risk.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in a variety of settings, including cross-cultural, employee and client.
  • Experience in implementing quality processes and strategies designed to improve productivity, streamline efficiencies, and deliver excellent customer service.
  • Solving complex problems using sound judgement and decision-making.
  • Mental agility to multi-task workflow through to completion within tight timeframes, while maintaining a positive outlook.
  • Must be a New Zealand citizen or hold a residence visa


The ideal candidate will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be an advocate of 'continuous improvement' who is not afraid to roll up their sleeves to get the task done.


Applicants must be a NZ citizen or hold a permanent residence visa and be able to obtain the relevant security clearance.


How to apply:

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website.  You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.


Email Kirsty Bradshaw at quoting ref MBIE/1248458 if you have any further questions.


Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 6th December 2016