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Senior Advisor, Learning and Capability Development

Ministry of Social Development
Job Category:
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Fixed Term Contract
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Job Description

The Learning and Capability Development team is responsible for designing high quality learning solutions that meet business needs and contribute to achieving the organisational strategy. As a Senior Advisor you will support capability development for key business groups, in this case your primary focus will be on frontline regional services.  

The primary purpose of this role is to provide project and people leadership that supports capability development by:

  • Building relationships with a defined group of key stakeholders and subject matter experts
  • Identifying learning and capability needs to strengthen and enhance practice and to support our workforce to achieve organisational goals
  • Guiding the design, development, management and implementation of best practice learning and capability services and programmes.

You will work in partnership with managers and trainers, assimilating information from across the organisation and facilitating the creation of strategies that are well-informed and timely. Although you won't be directly responsible for the designing and building of training content, you will collaborate with Training Design Advisors to deliver coherent learning and capability strategies that meet the needs of the business.

Successful applicants will offer:

  • Current or recent experience as a Senior Advisor or Team Leader (within a L&D environment is preferable)
  • The ability to influence without authority
  • Knowledge and experience of e-learning
  • Project management skills and the ability to wrap the right expertise and resources around key organisational change initiatives
  • Proven experience of developing & implementing internal programmes
  • Demonstrated experience of advising and collaborating with key business managers

Please apply online with your CV and cover letter via the "apply" button. A position description is available below.

All applications must be made online, however, if this is not possible or if you have any queries please contact Rebekah Bezzant on

Applications close:  Monday, 12 December 2016.