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Advisor Workforce Planning

Ministry for Primary Industries
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Workplace Health and Safety
Wellington City
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Job Description

  • New position in newly established Skills, Training and Workplace Safety team
  • Support initiatives to enhance safety, capability and capacity across the Forestry sector
  • Join us at the forefront of forestry

Opportunity to implement workforce initiatives that improve capability and skills in the Forestry Sector

About the Role│Kōrero mō te tūranga

As the Adviser Workforce Planning you will have a unique opportunity to work across the forestry industry and Government Agencies to enable the implementation of initiatives that support growing the capability and capacity of people in the forestry sector. These initiatives could include recruitment roadshows, planning workshops, and recruitment campaigns – the planning and design of initiatives is yet to be developed representing an opportunity for you to be involved at this foundational time. You will build connections in the education sector to support the delivery of initiatives on the Forestry Workforce Action Plan.

Our Skills, Training and Workplace Safety team has been created to support growing a strong, stable and reliable labour market which enables safe and rewarding lifetime careers in forestry, one of our forestry goals. The team will work alongside Industry stakeholders and other government agencies to understand issues and identify barriers that impact on the sector's ability to build capability, capacity and safety. This partnering will identify opportunities to share insights and solve problems to implement change and improve performance across the forestry sector.

Core responsibilities for the role:

  • Support the establishment and implementation of processes for the delivery of forestry workforce related activities.
  • Provide input on operational processes to ensure they are efficient and meet legislative and regulatory requirements.
  • Contribute to forestry initiative reports
  • Provide forestry workforce advice and provide support and coordination of events and forestry forums.

About You│Mōu

Building positive relationships across industry to deliver initiatives, improve performance and bring about sectoral change requires advanced interpersonal skills, an understanding of learning and the drive for results.

To be successful in this role, you will offer:

  • Strong knowledge and experience in planning, analysis and reporting.
  • Previous experience coordinating and supporting events.
  • Exposure to continuous improvement.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships.

This is an opportunity to work alongside the forestry sector of New Zealand and there will be travel required to achieve this. Preference is for this position to be based out of Rotorua, however we will accept applications from candidates based in Wellington.   

About Te Uru Rākau

Forestry is one of our country's most successful primary industries. Te Uru Rākau a business unit within the Ministry for Primary Industries, builds on this success to create a sustainable and innovative forestry sector that continues to grow and adapt.  Join our dynamic and diverse Te Uru Rākau team who all share the common goal of improving the social, environmental and economic outcomes for New Zealand.

To find out more about Te Uru Rākau and what we do please click here.

Benefits of working at MPI│Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua

  • Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
  • Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
  • Comprehensive one-week MPI Induction Programme
  • Flexible working

Salary range for this role is $65,457 to midpoint $77,008 depending on skills and experience.

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How to Apply│Me pēhea te tuku tono

To view the position description and/or apply for the role please click “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

For detailed information on this role please refer to the position description or contact

Applications close 26 September 2019

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