Principal Advisor
New Zealand Government Jobs
, New Zealand
17d ago

Date : 04-Feb-2019

Location : Wellington, NZ

Company : Ministry of Social Development

Principal Advisor, Chief Executive's Office, Oranga Tamariki Wellington

Our vision :

At Oranga Tamariki our vision is that New Zealand values the wellbeing of tamariki above all else. Our purpose is to ensure all tamariki are in loving whānau and communities where oranga tamariki can be realised.

Oranga Tamariki focuses on children and young people whose wellbeing is at most serious risk those at risk of harm and those who have offended.

We have been gifted a unique opportunity to shape a different approach to supporting tamariki and their whānau. We must work together, across state agencies and with our partners NGOs, iwi, Māori organisations and community groups to reimagine how we best support children to be safe and supported in their whānau and their homes.

If you are passionate about driving change and want to be part of a dynamic forward-looking senior team then we'd love to hear from you.

How will you make an impact :

Working in the office of the Chief Executive (CE), you will be at the hub of the organisation. This small team plays an integral role, working directly to support our CE and the senior leadership team, to create and sustain real change to the lives of tamariki and rangatahi.

As the Principal Advisor, reporting to the DCE of the Chief Executive's Office, there is no typical day' but responsibilities include :

  • Providing high quality strategic, organisational and risk management support.
  • Working closely with senior leaders, their teams and the Minister's office.
  • Keeping up to date on relevant issues and subjects which may impact the Ministry.
  • Producing responses and recommendations on reports and papers.
  • Supporting and developing CE Advisors.
  • What you will bring :

    This is a busy and fast paced role therefore you will need the following skills and experience to ensure you deliver immediate value-add :

  • Demonstrated experience providing quality advice at a principal level, within a large, complex organisation.
  • Be a quick thinker who has solid government experience and political nous.
  • Extensive knowledge of policy, service delivery, parliamentary processes, and Ministerial issues.
  • Ability to build trusted relationships.
  • Excellent risk identification and mitigation skills.
  • Ability to consume large amounts of complex information and see the wider picture from many angles.
  • Have a child centric approach putting Tamariki at the heart of your work.
  • Demonstrated commitment to understanding and delivering to our high aspirations for tamariki Māori.
  • How to apply :

    Applications close : 25 February 2019

    Please apply online or for a confidential conversation please contact Sandy Weston Sandy.Weston

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