Senior Ministerial Services Advisor | Wellington
|Position Type:||Fixed Term Contract|
|Attachments:|| Position description Senior Ministerial Services Advisor Oct 2021.DOCX (Word, 403KB)
|Application Close Date:||27-Oct-2021|
- Deliver high-quality Ministerial servicing for the Managed Isolation and Quarantine Group within MBIE and the Office of the Minister for Covid-19 Response
- Showcase your excellent relationship and process management skills
- Work in a fast-paced environment within a high-performing and supportive team
- One Year Wellington Fixed Term or Secondment opportunity
- Salary range: $80,592-$96,482
About the role:
A great opportunity has arisen for a Senior Advisor Ministerial Services within the Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) Business Group at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. You will gain in-depth exposure to a wide range of MIQ and Covid-19 policy and operational subject matter, work with stakeholders across MIQ, the Minister for Covid-19 Response's Office and externally.
Your core responsibilities will include preparing responses to Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) and some Privacy Act 2020 (PA) requests and Ministerial correspondence for the Minister for Covid-19 Response within the required timeframes. This involves collaborating with business groups within MIQ to source information and advice, crafting the response (often completely ‘holding the pen'), collating the information in scope, redacting and providing advice on redactions and the relevant sections of the Act, managing risk, and applying constant critical thinking on the best approach from start to end; your work will also include the proactive release of information and an MBIE-wide project to start publishing OIAs; as well as contributing to team processes to ensure consistent and quality service delivery across MBIE.
Senior Ministerial Services Advisors are expected to:
- have had suitable experience working at a Senior-level within the Ministerial Servicing profession with a demonstrated ability to apply critical and independent thinking
- be excellent and precise writers who can efficiently understand and interpret OIA (Ministerial and Departmental) requests and scope, and respond effectively to Ministerial correspondence
- be experienced self-starters, proactive, and with high levels of initiative and analytical skills
- provide sound technical advice on Ministerial Servicing matters to stakeholders and colleagues
- be effective collaborators with management, subject matter experts, Ministers' offices, Media/Communications and Legal colleagues to identify and mitigate risk
- provide quality assurance checks, peer support and coaching
- contribute to a continuous improvement culture in the team through innovative ideas and a willingness to explore new operational delivery practices and approaches.
An advantage would be knowledge of responding to Parliamentary Questions and/or Proactive release.
To be successful in this role you will bring:
- Senior Experience in writing responses to OIAs and Ministerial correspondence, and a readiness to respond to other requests for ministerial writing services (e.g. Privacy Act responses, PQs, Ombudsman)
- Political acumen and sound knowledge of Parliamentary and Government structures and processes, including identifying and managing risk
- The ability to work well under pressure and to tight timeframes
- Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, rules and regulations
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an eye for detail and a high level of accuracy
- The ability to quickly assimilate new information or areas of work
- Capacity to multitask effectively with an adaptable working style
- Can-do attitude and a high level of initiative, sound judgement and discretion
- A demonstrated ability to form robust professional working relationships, which includes collaboration and co-operation with internal and external stakeholders
- Experience working in a Minister's office of benefit but not essential
- Must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand.
MIQ became an MBIE business group on 13 July 2020. The purpose of managed isolation is to ensure COVID-19 is not spread to the community while enabling New Zealanders, and other exempted travellers, to return or come to New Zealand safely. A key enabler of this work is collaboration across government.
Over 177,000 people have passed through MIQ since New Zealand stood up its response to Covid-19. We operate thirty-two managed isolation facilities in five regions.
A range of agencies including the Ministry of Health, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, New Zealand Police, Customs Service, New Zealand Defence Force, Aviation Security Service, and other business groups in MBIE, are working together to deliver an enduring MIQ system.
MBIE is the lead agency for making it easier for business to work with government. MBIE's purpose is to grow the New Zealand economy to provide a better standard of living for all New Zealanders. We do this by working with others to help businesses to be more competitive, improving job opportunities and by ensuring quality housing is more affordable.
Our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours.
- Mahi Tahi – Better Together
- Maia – Bold and brave
- Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future
- Pono Me Te Tika – Own It
How to apply: Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website. You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.
Enquiries are welcome to Sarah Hutcheson at firstname.lastname@example.org quoting MBIE/1573693 if you have further questions.
Applications close at 5.00pm on Wednesday 27 October 2021