Kaiārahi Whakapāpātanga Matua | Senior Engagement Advisorsat Ministry for the Environment
Ministry for the Environment
Auckland, NZ
4d ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs

About this role

The Ministry is prioritising engagement with its many stakeholders as we tackle large, transformational pieces of work including resource management reform, climate change, and water policy.

We are looking for a number of experienced Senior Engagement Advisors to support us with our engagement across exciting national work programmes.

You will be responsible for gathering national and regional perspectives to understand stakeholders' priorities and create connections with MfE's work.

This includes informing and collaborating with others on MfE's work, and tracking and reporting on key engagement activities and responsibilities.

You will be part of the Engagement Team that owns the framework, strategy and plans that shape how Ministry teams engage well.

The team provides best practice advice, lifts engagement capability across the Ministry, and sets standards for excellence.

It ensures engagements are joined up, coordinated and information is shared.

You will have a good understanding of stakeholders' priorities and perspectives, be able to network to make connections across the Ministry's broad and complex work programme, taking a one-MFE approach.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako Skills and experience

We want to hear from you if you :

  • have significant engagement experience
  • are familiar with central and local government
  • have a good understanding of current environmental issues
  • have a good understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Ao Māori
  • are commited to developing your cultural capability and capacity in te ao Māori
  • It would be advantageous if you have :

  • the IAP2 qualification or similar
  • a background in engagement or working in the community sector
  • Mō mātou About us

    The Ministry's purpose - He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa - a flourishing environment for every generation.

    We offer :

  • a flexible by default approach to support your work-life balance
  • agile working, allowing you variety and challenges across the organisation as we work as One MfE'
  • generous leave entitlements
  • training to competently and effectively engage with Māori as our Treaty Partner, this includes te reo me ona tikanga Māori courses
  • active social club and employee networks, including a Māori staff network
  • opportunities for development and education.
  • A key priority for the Ministry is Te Ao Māori. This means we work with our Treaty partner to advance Māori priorities for the environment and for environmental success.

    We will be confident and coordinated in our ongoing engagement with Māori and lead the natural resources system in engaging for success with tangata whenua.

    We will grow our capability and capacity to accurately reflect Māori views in our work.

    An organisational priority is that we accurately reflect Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Ao Maori into our everyday work, by living our Te Ao Hurihuri Strategy through capability and capacity building.

    We embrace diversity and inclusion and are committed to equal opportunities. What's important to us is he rau kotahi tangata' embracing our multiple talents by harnessing our diversity and being inclusive.

    We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds.

    As a flexible friendly employer we are happy to discuss flexible options that may work for you and the business. We value and care about enabling our people to work in a way that means they can work at their best.

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