Why work for us?
Investing towards the development of our regulatory staff is a key focus for MBIE. We aim to create a culture where our regulators are empowered to bring in fresh perspectives to issues and are constantly challenged think outside the box.
MBIE offers significant opportunity for developing experience across a broad variety of areas. We encourage excellence and proactively support development through on-the-job learning, training courses, conferences and seminars, development programmes, secondments and study opportunities.
About the role
Labour Standards Officer is the ideal role to start your career dealing with employment relations issues. In this role you will gain extensive knowledge on minimum employment standards legislation which you will apply daily towards effectively resolving issues raised by employees which relate to minimum employment standards.
You will be provided with regular guidance and continuous professional development, including the opportunity to study for nationally recognised regulatory qualifications.
You will be expected to work autonomously, have a proactive approach to your work, keep up-to-date with changes in the legislation and adhere to deadlines.
You will also contribute to a high-performing team and actively take part in team quality and review processes.
Skills and experience required :
Whilst this is an entry level position, it is preferred for the candidate to possess the following attributes :
About MBIE and the Labour Inspectorate :
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.
The Labour Standards Officer is a team member position in MBIE's Labour Inspectorate. The Labour Inspectorate is accountable for the enforcement of minimum employment standards through :
The Labour Standards Team supports the Labour Inspectorate by assisting employees and employers to resolve one-off instances where minimum employment standards have been breached.
Labour Standards Officers provide assistance, advice, education and information primarily by telephone to clients of the Labour Inspectorate in order to enable them to meet their legislative requirements relating to minimum employment standards.