Principal Advisor - Canterbury | Christchurch
|Category:||Policy and Research|
|Position Type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Attachments:|| RSLG - PD - Principal Advisor - July 2020.docx (Word, 53KB)
|Application Close Date:||28-Oct-2020|
- Are you passionate about regional labour market development as an enabler for better employment and training outcomes for people and businesses?
- Can you build effective relationships with iwi, employers, unions, local and central government to co-design and establish Regional Skills Leadership Groups?
- This is a permanent Advisor role in MBIE's Labour and Immigration Policy Branch, focussed on helping the Government supporting Regional Skills Leadership Groups across 15 regions
Principal Advisor – Regional Skills Leadership Groups
Salary range $129-$150k
About the role
We have an opportunity for an Advisor to work as part of our regional teams, you will be working as part of a team of Seniors and Advisors to help support the work of RSLGs.
We will happily welcome people working from any area across the region.
What we are looking for
We are looking for an experienced policy, operational policy or service design professional at the Principal Advisor level, who thrives in a fast-paced environment and working in partnership with stakeholders, and with strong analytical skills.
We are looking for:
- Experienced professionals who can demonstrate both people and thought leadership
- People who can self-start, who have the confidence to work in a complex and ambiguous operating environment, and who take ownership of their work to deliver results
- Proven track record in forming and sustaining partnerships with a wider range of officials, agencies and stakeholders
- People who are able to apply their critical thinking and analytical skills to challenge the status quo
- Experience or knowledge of Te Ao Māori would be an advantage.
Background on Regional Skills Leadership Groups
The Government recently announced its intention to establish Regional Skills Leadership Groups (RSLGs). RSLGs will identify workforce and skills needs in their region, both now and in the future, and advise on actions to cultivate these.
The Groups will feature regional industry leaders, economic development agencies, worker representatives, iwi, and government representatives.
The RSLGs are a key part of the Reform of Vocational Education, as the Tertiary Education Commission will take their advice into account when making investment decisions. They also link with the recently-announced reform of temporary work visas. Planning at a regional level can help address skills shortages in the short term, while facilitating the training of more New Zealanders with the skills our workforces need.
Members of RSLGs will provide a local leadership voice and common view into the region's investments in skills and training. They will develop Regional Workforce Plans, which project labour supply needs and outline how to create better and more attractive jobs across the region.
To find out more about RSLGs:
MBIE offers significant opportunity for developing experience across a broad variety of areas. We proactively support development through on-the-job learning and we'll help you manage a healthy work-life balance; with flexi-time, healthcare and financial benefits, along with sports teams and social activities.
How to find out more and apply
Please follow the online process to submit your up to date CV and cover letter.
All applications must be submitted via our on-line process.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04 901 8335
Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 28th October