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Adviser/Senior Adviser Recognised Persons Liaison

Ministry for Primary Industries
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We have an exciting opportunity in the Food and Beverage group supporting positive changes to the way we, and others, do things in the food safety and suitability system.

A critical part of the food safety and suitability system is ensuring that agencies and people performing functions on our behalf, such as evaluating food control plans or verifying food businesses are meeting their responsibilities, are competent and supported to meet our performance expectations. If you want to be at the forefront of developing a food safety system that aims to support a strong food safety culture in New Zealand read on!

The Adviser or Senior Adviser Recognised Persons Liaison will provide appropriate support, resources, training, advice and ongoing communication to contribute to managing the performance of the people recognised to undertake activities on MPI's behalf. This role is the key day-to-day contact point between people recognised as evaluators and verifiers and MPI.

We're looking for energetic, adaptable, innovative people people that:

  • Have experience in evaluation, verification and recognition systems.
  • Have great relationship and communication skills
  • Are comfortable initiating, influencing and managing change.

If you are passionate about making a difference, can think “outside the box” and is persistent in finding ways to achieve desired outcomes we'd love to work with you! We're a passionate bunch of foodies, designers and communicators that work hard and fast – but also have a lot of fun along the way. If this sounds like your dream job we look forward to reviewing your application and CV.

If you think this role sounds like you, please apply online with your cover letter and resume. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be made via our on-line system.  For further information, please email or call Nick Goddard on 04 894 0908

Please note that applications for this role close on Wednesday 30 May 2018 

The Ministry for Primary Industries is a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone's differences are valued and respected. We welcome enquires from everyone and value diversity in the workplace and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements. MPI is an employer of choice. 

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