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Business Coordinator

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
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Job Description

  • Contribute to the Crown-Māori Economic Development Strategy – He kai kei aku ringa
  • Work across the Ministry, with leaders, managers and staff to influence change
  • Work in a fast paced, dynamic and exciting team
  • Permanent opportunity
  • Central Wellington location


Why work for us?

Based in the Office of the Chief Executive, the work within the Māori Economic Development Unit cuts across a number of areas within MBIE and government, which makes this work exciting and fast-based.

As the government's leading business facing Ministry, MBIE offers significant opportunity for developing experience across a broad variety of areas. We encourage excellence and proactively support development through on-the-job learning, training courses, conferences and seminars, development programmes, secondments, rotations to other branches and study opportunities.

About the role

We are looking for a Business Coordinator to work in a small quality-driven team, supporting MBIE's Te Tumu Whakarae and the Māori Economic Development Unit (MEDU). You will be adept at providing high level confidential support and coordination services along with diary management and keeping oversight of the multiple projects the Te Tumu has on the go.

The Business Coordinator will also support the MEDU team to efficiently and effectively execute projects and initiatives, and ensure the many and various process requirements involved in the machinery of government are successfully managed.

Skills and experience required

  • Demonstrable experience of working with Māori culture, people and networks
  • Delivering sound systems, processes and documentation
  • A high level of competence in using the Microsoft suite of programmes
  • Coordinating events as required
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Must have legal right to live and work in NZ


About MBIE

MBIE works to grow the New Zealand economy to provide a better standard of living for all New Zealanders. We work with others to help businesses to be more competitive, improve job opportunities and ensure quality housing is more affordable.
These aspirations are echoed in our Māori identify – Hikina Whakatutuki – which broadly means ‘lifting to make successful'.

As the New Zealand Government's lead business-facing agency, we are changing the way government works for, and with the business.

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 Nicola Hawkins at quoting ref MBIE/1335552 if you have any further questions.

Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 24 May 2018.

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