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20/041 Senior Ministerial Advisor

Department of Internal Affairs
Job Category:
Policy & analysis
Wellington - Wellington
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Type: Events Based 
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington 
Business Group: Ministerial Services and Secretariat Support 
Branch: Organisational Capability and Services 
Salary: $105,605 - $142,878


Provide high level advice to the Minister 

Be part of a Government that is putting New Zealander s first 

Fast paced and ever-changing environment 

Hon Damien O Connor is seeking a Senior Ministerial Advisor to join his team. You will support the Minister by providing sound political advice, which will lead to quality and timely decision making and ultimately enhance Government policy decision-making. 

The ideal candidate will have an excellent understanding of government and public service protocols and processes, which leads to effective decision making. Your communication skills and political understanding will be required to quickly build effective working relationships within the Minister s team, peers and key stakeholders. 

The role of Senior Ministerial Advisor requires a high level of trust and self-management, allowing you to work independently while contributing to team results. It is essential you are able to keep the Minister and staff informed of issues that affect the workings of government. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills along with attention to detail are essential. A relevant tertiary qualification and/or previous experience working in a ministerial office or government department are highly desirable. 

It is a necessary requirement of this role to hold a National Security Clearance.  There are certain criteria that must be met in this regard. 

If you are ready for a fast-paced, exciting and challenging role, where no two days are the same, show us you have the vision, drive, and level of skills we are looking for and apply for a role with us today. 


To learn more about the diverse, important mahi we do at Te Tari Taiwhenua and see why we're a great place to work, click here.

We work to make New Zealand better for New Zealanders through our four outcome areas:

  • People can easily access the services and information they need
  • Iwi, hapū and communities across New Zealand are safe, resilient and thriving
  • People's sense of belonging and collective memory builds an inclusive New Zealand
  • New Zealand is a well-functioning democracy across central and local government

Applications close: 5pm, Monday 17th February 2020
For more information please contact: Ministerial Resourcing at
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