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Business Advisor - Business Services

NZ Ministry of Justice
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Policy & analysis
Wellington City
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Job Description

Our aim is to build a 21st century, people-centred justice system and Ministry of Justice. We are working towards a justice system that will make communities safer, maintain integrity and improve responsiveness, and maintain the civil and democratic rights of all New Zealanders.

Business Advisor (Fixed Term to June 2020), Business Services, Policy Group, National Office


Do you want to be part of a high-performing team?

Do you have a drive to improve the ways things work through using your initiative?

About the team and the role

The Business Services team is made up of a mix of Business Advisors and supporting team members, reporting to the Business Services Manager.

As a Business Advisor you will be responsible for providing specialist advice on a range of issues including work programme management, regular reporting and financial management.  You will also be responsible for providing training and correspondence co-ordination, and recruitment support.


  • Act as the co-ordination point across the Group for meeting deadlines with the Chief Executive's Office and Ministers' Offices
  • Provide co-ordination and support to the Group governance teams and contribute to the development and implementation of key initiatives across the Group
  • Support the Manager in identifying, analysing and providing advice on issues of importance to the allocated Strategic Leadership Teams
  • Coordinate all ministerial communications and Official Information Act requests relevant to the team.
  • Coordinating the Group processes, to ensure that sufficient people resources are available to deliver the work programme in a timely way
  • Lead the training co-ordination for the Group

Skills and experience

We're looking for someone with a demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced team environment while also being able to meet the needs of a diverse group of internal and external customers, who can adapt easily to different business requirements and has the ability to learn quickly.

Key experience required for this role includes:

  • Strong analytical written and verbal communication skills
  • Sound relationship management skills
  • Strong technical ability in intermediate Microsoft Excel and Visio skills
  • Project management skills
  • Research and develop workable solutions to complex problems through analysis
  • Demonstrable strong organisational and prioritisation skills


  • Be part of a high performing team
  • Work within Policy Group's recognised central hub of excellence • Varied and interesting work
  • Opportunities to develop
  • Competitive salary

This is a fixed term position until June 2020.

Salary range:  $70,445 - $99,451

The Ministry of Justice is committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures. All staff - regardless of gender, race, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious or ethical beliefs have access to equal employment opportunities, in recruitment, training and career opportunities and conditions of employment.

How to apply

To apply, click the Apply button below to be directed to our Careers Website. You can view a detailed position description at the site, as well as complete an online application form by attaching your CV and cover letter.

For tracking purposes, all applications must be submitted via our online process.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 18 November 2019.

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