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Regional Housing Advisor - Central Region

Ministry of Social Development
Job Category:
Community Services
Manawatu - Wanganui - Palmerston North
Manawatu - Wanganui
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Regional Housing Advisor – Central Region Permanent, Full Time

Based in Central Region Office, Palmerston North


About the role  


This key role is an exciting blend of advisory, analysis, relationship and project management, where you will be contributing to overall business performance in a meaningful way.

The Regional Housing Advisor is responsible for supporting national housing strategies at a local level and responding to the region's housing demands.  The role will forge and manage relationships with Government Agency Housing providers, Housing and Urban providers, and Community Housing providers within the Region to achieve key goals and accountabilities for the business group.

You will work specifically keeping across developing, tracking and monitoring of the Housing work programme. Providing feedback and reporting to support the work programme and contributing to the implementation of policies and programmes. 

This role will have a strong link with Service Delivery Housing Services team regarding housing activities, national housing initiatives, housing reporting and development of national strategies.

You will be providing professional advice and analysis whilst developing effective relationships with colleagues and staff throughout the Ministry.


About you

Collaborative in style, you are an exceptional relationship builder.  You are a strong communicator who enjoys influencing change.   


To succeed in this role, you will bring with you;

  • advisory experience in the Public Sector
  • proven decision-making experience and leadership in co-ordinating and integrating projects
  • an understanding of the strategic issues facing MSD and the Government
  • analytics experience / background
  • proven experience researching, investigating and resolving complex issues
  • outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal and the ability to exercise sound judgement and political sensitivity


In return we offer:


  • a supportive and collegial environment,
  • coaching and professional development opportunities,
  • remuneration from $69,788.00 to $85,958.00.  Application along this scale is dependant on relevant experience, skills and other factors.


Key recruitment information

Applications close: Friday 27th September 2019 at 1100pm


Your CV and cover letter will be a key part of the assessment process. Please read through the position description prior to applying.


  • External candidates: Please click the ‘Apply Now' button to submit your online application.
  • Current MSD employees: Please ensure you are applying from your work computer using your myHR login details.                


For any further discussion about the role, please Justin Collins at

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