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Principal Advisor, People and Performance

NZ Ministry of Justice
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Project/Procurement/Risk Assurance
Wellington City
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Te āhuatunga a te tūranga/About the Role

We are looking for a multi-skilled Principal Advisor to provide business planning, analysis, advice and support to the General Manager People and Performance and the wider People and Performance leadership team.  The Principal Advisor will drive and monitor the People and Performance work programme, efficiently coordinate information and reporting and build and maintain key relationships.


Mō te tīma/About our Team

At Tāhū o te Ture - the Ministry of Justice, we're committed to working together for a fair and safe Aotearoa.

People and Performance is part of the Corporate and Digital Services group which has a Ministry wide view on organisational issues and is responsible for providing essential support for all the work done across the Ministry.

You will be joining us at a great time. We have a full and exciting work programme and we're looking to drive a renewed focus on people related strategy and service.


He pūkenga tou/Skills and Experience

To be successful in the role you will be flexible, resourceful and resilient.  Key aspects of the role include:

  • Leading and coordinating the work programme and financial planning processes for People and Performance – feeding into the Corporate and Digital Services group and Ministry business planning processes
  • Utilising project/programme management disciplines to manage projects and programmes in relation to People and Performance
  • Analysis of process and operational issues across People and Performance
  • Leading and contributing to the development of papers, reports, briefings and proposals on behalf of the General Manager
  • Developing and producing regular HR reports
  • Building and maintaining relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, both internal and external.


Tono mai/How to Apply

We are committed to finding the right candidate for this position and are open to this being a secondment, fixed term or permanent opportunity.

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

Applications close on 27th January 2020.

If you have any questions please contact


Joining the Ministry of Justice means you will become part of an inclusive organisation that values you and the communities we serve. It's our promise to ensure our workplace is one where our people feel healthy and safe, supported and able to be themselves at work. We value respect as the foundation for building a positive workplace culture and one where diversity is welcomed and celebrated. 

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