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20/126 Senior Advisor Resilience and Recovery

Department of Internal Affairs
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Workplace Health and Safety
Wellington - Wellington
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington 
Business Group: Information and Safety 
Branch: Organisational Capability and Services 
Salary: $74,194 - $100,381


        Key role working alongside and influencing senior leaders across the business

        Ability to turn strategic thinking into operational practice

        Permanent role, Wellington

Working at the Department of Internal Affairs, you ll have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of New Zealanders. 

The Information & Safety Group sits within Organisational Capability and Services, a branch dedicated to supporting the rest of the Department to succeed by providing corporate services that help business groups and people within DIA to make the best contribution to New Zealand.

The Resilience & Recovery function is responsible for leading business continuity activities across the entire Department.

This includes ensuring effective systems and practice are in place to support the delivery of services to New Zealanders and Government following an emergency or business disruption.

This is achieved through building the capacity and capability of the Department through implementing effective crisis management, emergency management and business continuity frameworks.

Working within the Resilience and Recovery team, you will have sound operational experience of implementing business continuity management, as well as in supporting an incident response team during an incident.

Ideally you will have:

        Significant experience in delivering business continuity management in a large organisation

        Demonstrated experience applying business continuity methodology, and preferably hold a relevant accreditation or tertiary qualification

        Significant experience in applying and maintaining Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS)

        Ability to identify and implement initiatives to improve the resilience and increase the capacity of the business

        The ability to inspire and influence others

        Experience in working with senior leaders and establishing credibility

        Ability to turn strategic thinking into operational practice

        Excellent communication skills (oral and written)

This is a specialist role for a proven high performer in this field. The successful candidate will have strong people skills coupled with a responsive, proactive and pragmatic approach. The role also includes the requirement to be available or on call as part of a share duty roster.

We believe in a workplace culture that s supportive, collaborative and innovative. We also believe in trying hard and having fun. If that sounds like you then make sure you get in touch.  

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We recognise a diverse workforce contributes to better business outcomes. We are committed to creating a workplace where all employees have equal access. 


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, Wednesday 8 April 2020
For more information please contact: Sarah Kara (Principal Advisor Resilience and Recovery) at
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