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Advisors - Government Services Group

Ministry of Health
Job Category:
Policy & analysis
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Posted Date:
Closing Date:
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PD Advisor Mins .pdf (PDF, 172KB)
Job Specification

PD Advisor, OIA Services .pdf (PDF, 174KB)
Job Specification

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Job Description

 We are looking for Advisors to come on board within the Government Services Group.


To be successful in one of these roles you will:

  • build collaborative and positive relationships

  • contribute to work in the Government Services Group

  • be comfortable working in a reactive, fast-paced environment, exercising sound judgement.


There is a lot of exciting work happening within the Government Services Group to support the Minister of Health and Associate Ministers of Health carry out their machinery of government / democratic functions.

We are looking for new and experienced Advisors to join us in either the - Official Information Act or Ministerial Correspondence teams.


Advisors are responsible for:

  • processing a fluid caseload of OIA requests from start to finish for the Ministry and our Ministers

  • writing Ministerial responses for Ministers and drafting correspondence for Deputy Director-Generals.


You will have good organisational skills, as well as strong written and oral communication skills. You will bring a can-do attitude, an attention to detail, and an ability to work to deadlines. A tertiary qualification is desired but not necessary.


The Ministry of Health is the Kaitiaki of the health and disability system in New Zealand.  We are responsible for providing active stewardship and leadership across the nations health and disability system.  We ensure the system provides people with the highest levels of care, regardless of who they are or where they live. 


We have embarked on a transformational change programme which is creating some exciting career opportunities.  If you would like to contribute to the important work that we do, please join us.


Please indicate your preferred area of work within the Government Services Group by identifying either of the two teams in your cover letter.


You will find a copy of the Position Descriptions attached or online at  For further information, contact recruitment at  


We will be reviewing applications as they come in and may commence interviewing prior to the closing date.

Please click Apply for this Job to upload your CV and cover letter.

Advertising for these roles closes on Sunday 9 February 2020 at midnight.


We encourage diversity and inclusion at the Ministry of Health and are committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures.  In particular, we want to ensure accessibility needs are well supported, so the recruitment process is fair and equitable for all.  Therefore, please let us know if there is any support we can provide to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible to you.  You can contact us at if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.


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