Principal Advisor | Regional Skills Leadership Groups
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
Wellington, NZ
1d ago

Salary Range $129k-$156k

Wellington based

About the Regional Skills Leadership Groups (RSLG)

Interim Regional Skills Leadership Groups (RSLGs) have been established to understand current regional workforce and skills needs across 15 regions in Aotearoa.

In the second part of 2021 interim RSLGs will be replaced with permanent Groups that will look at the long term workforce and skills needs regions, key opportunities and barriers to get there, and work with regional partners to influence change at a regional level..

The RSLG feature people from all walks of life - 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 take our 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.

Check out the detail on RSLGs here

About the role

We have an opportunity for a Principal Advisor to join our Insights and Strategy Team. The Team is responsible for a range of activities to enable to the work of RSLGs, including :

  • Ensuring that key points raised by RSLGs are fed through to the right people in central government agencies
  • Feedback loops are developed between central government agencies and RSLGs
  • RSLGs know about key government policies
  • Templates, guides and support for developing long term Regional Workforce Plans are provided.
  • This is not a pure Policy role, nor is it a pure operational role. We are after someone who can bridge both divides and help RSLGs realise the long term aspirations and workforce needs of their regions.

    The role is varied and includes working with regional and national partners. This is a permanent role in MBIE's Employment, Skills and Immigration Policy Branch, who are focussed on helping the Government support Regional Skills Leadership Groups across 15 regions

    What we are looking for

    An established policy professional at the principal advisor level, who enjoys working in partnership with a diverse range of stakeholders from all walks of life.

    Lived experience and an active interest in regional labour markets is desirable.

    Desirable :

  • Demonstrated people and thought leadership
  • Ease and accuracy in a sometimes complex and ambiguous environment
  • Experience in creating and sustaining partnerships with a diverse audiences
  • Tested critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Appreciation of te ao Māori
  • Why MBIE?

    The purpose of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to Grow New Zealand for All. Our goal is to create a strong and high-performing economy by creating an environment that supports businesses to become more productive and internationally competitive.

  • MBIE offers significant opportunity for developing experience across a broad variety of areas. We proactively support development 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.

    Applications close 22 June 2021


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