Senior Advisor at Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Everybody should have a warm, dry, and secure place to live that meets their needs and with access to the support they need. We act as stewards or kaitiaki of the housing and urban development system. It's our job to share a lasting platform that helps communities to thrive.
Mō te tūnga | About the role
This role sits in HUD's System Strategy team which plays an important system leadership and stewardship role for our housing and urban development systems. Much of our work centres around implementing the Government Policy Statement - Housing and Urban Development (GPS-HUD) which guides where the system needs to head over the next 30 years.
The Senior Advisor System Strategy will be responsible for bringing a strategic lens to what we see happening across the housing and urban systems, building strong relationships across the Ministry and the sector, and synthesising advice that helps set direction. You will be responsible for:
- Leading strategic assessments and advice that informs and guides the Ministry and government on key underlying issues in the system that has led us to this point.
- Supporting the implementation of the GPS-HUD, particularly understanding and communicating what this means for the work of others across government and beyond.
- Helping to grow understanding of the housing and urban systems, asking critical questions, highlighting the connections and themes, and telling the story.
- Contributing to building strategy and system capability across the Ministry.
This role works with policy and strategy professionals to analyse complex and challenging problems and find solutions. HUD offers an interesting and rewarding environment where the work you do can make a meaningful difference for people. We value diversity in our workforce as well as alignment with our values, Wānangatia - Curiosity; Arohatia - Empathy; Kōkiritia - Drive.
Ō wheako, ō pukenga | About you
We are looking for natural relationship builders, capable of working across diverse stakeholders to understand varying perspectives. You'll need to reflect that in your advice and how you tell 'the story' about our systems for different audiences. Your experience has equipped you with strong analytical skills and the ability to see the bigger picture. You will be able to draw on a range of frameworks and methods and apply appropriate approaches to complex issues, building your knowledge for housing and urban development system issues by using information and evidence from multiple and diverse sources.
What you'll bring to the role
- Have a strategic outlook, able to analyse complex issues and readily grasp and synthesise the ideas, analysis and advice produced by others.
- Be an articulate and competent communicator, both verbal and written, and have strong interpersonal skills.
- Able to shape the thinking of key stakeholders to produce robust advice and strategic decisions.
- Have experience with establishing and maintaining effective working relationships within and beyond government.
- Have good general knowledge of public policy, practices, and issues.
Ngā painga | What we offer
- Flexible working to give work/life balance - flexi hours plus work from home 2 days per week.
- Engaging employee-led people networks that celebrate diversity, provide safe spaces, and encourage thought-leadership.
- Close to the railway station, modern office space and cloud-based technology that allows for joined up, cohesive collaboration.
- Wellbeing initiatives, tools and courses, and a discounted health insurance scheme.
- Open minds - we aren't afraid of change and encourage fresh approaches and ideas from people who want to make a difference.
- We work to make sure the aspirations of whānau, hapū and iwi are enabled.
- Salaries automatically move up a step on an annual basis.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Please click on the APPLY button to be directed to the application page, from here you can upload your CV and cover letter. Please note, while applications close Wednesday June 7 June 2023, we will be reviewing applications as they are received and may progress with suitable applicants prior to the application closing date. Therefore, please apply as soon as possible if you are interested in this position.
For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process. You must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand to be eligible for this position.'
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
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|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
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