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Regional Housing Advisor - Southern Region

Ministry of Social Development
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Community Services
Otago - Dunedin
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Regional Housing Advisor – Southern Region
Permanent, Full Time

Based in Southern Regional Office, Dunedin.


The Ministry of Social Development's purpose is Manaaki tangata, manaaki whānau.  We help New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent.

We're working towards this through providing public housing assistance and reducing the number of people in insecure housing.


About the role

This key role is an exciting blend of advisory, analysis, relationship and project management, where you will be contributing to our housing planning and solutions across our Southern region.

The Regional Housing Advisor reports to our Southern Regional Commissioner and 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 keep across developing activities, plus work on tracking and monitoring the Housing work programme. The role includes providing feedback and reporting to support the work programme and contributing to the implementation of policies and programmes.  

This role will have strong links with our Southern Regional Housing team and the 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 


Key recruitment information

Applications close: Monday  30 September 2019 at 5:00pm

Your CV and cover letter will be a key part of the assessment process. Please read through the position description prior to applying and address the ‘Key Accountabilities' of the role in your CV and cover letter.


  • 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 contact Christina McBratney on 03-955 6646.

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