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Advisor Youth Development

Ministry of Social Development
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Community Services
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Advisor Youth Development


  • Champion best practice youth development
  • Permanent role, Wellington based
  • New/recent graduates welcome


The Ministry of Youth Development, responsible to the Minister for Youth, is a stand-alone Ministry within the Ministry of Social Development. The Ministry of Youth Development works with and for all young people in New Zealand aged between 12 and 24 years old.  We partner with others to enable, fund and promote youth development.

We have an exciting career opportunity for an Advisor, Youth Development to join our team in Wellington. The ideal candidate for this position is someone who is passionate about making a difference for young people. The role is ideally suited to someone who has recently completed a tertiary qualification in youth development or a related field.  

You will bring your knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of youth development to your work, and will be a champion for high quality youth development practice within the team, across other government departments, and with our partners in the community.

We are looking for an articulate and enthusiastic Advisor who:

  • has an excellent understanding of youth development principles and practice
  • is experienced in youth engagement, including through Social Media, and has great ability to build and maintain relationships 
  • is well organised
  • has experience in planning and running events
  • has excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • has working knowledge of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and the implications of these for the work of the Ministry

If you are passionate about youth development, we would love to hear from you.

How to Apply

To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form. 

All applications must be made online.  If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact


Applications close 5.00pm Sunday 6th January 2019

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