Relationship Mgr, Migrant Skills Retention

Date:  20-Sep-2022

Auckland, NZ, 1010

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


•    Represent Immigration New Zealand in your region
•    Work with diverse community, regional and industry stakeholders
•    Support the implementation of INZ stakeholder engagement plans
•    Permanent position:  Whangarei based
•    Salary range $95,103 - $115,585

Tēnei tūranga -

About the role:

This role is based in Whangarei, but will involve travel and work in Auckland.


This is highly varied role, working with a wide range of regional and community stakeholders. The focus is on engaging with migrant communities and regional stakeholders to understand their needs and inform and educate them on how to use the immigration system effectively and lawfully.


Successful candidates must be able to build and manage relationships with key stakeholders that inform and support delivery of Immigration New Zealand’s strategic objectives. 


About the Team:

The Immigration Engagement Unit is part of the Customer, Engagement and Education (CEE) Branch of INZ.  The unit engages with sectors, industry employers, and institutions to ensure New Zealand gets the migrants it needs; and customers of the immigration system know their obligations. The Migrant Skill Retention team is part of the Engagement unit with a particular focus on engagement with migrant community-oriented stakeholders. 

We operate in a high trust environment and staff development is a key focus for us. 

Team members are encouraged to bring fresh and diverse perspectives to their work, and to think outside the box. We have a strong team spirit, a sense of unity towards common goal, and huge pride in the difference that our work makes.
We are committed to providing more contemporary, flexible ways of working to suit different needs of our people.

Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana -

Skills and experience required:


We are keen to hear from you if you have:

•    Knowledge of the immigration system 
•    The ability to learn quickly and adapt
•    Proven experience engaging with and managing the needs of diverse stakeholders
•    Strong relationship management skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external customers
•    Experience working in a regulatory agency
•    Ability to tailor information for specific audiences and deliver engaging presentations to groups

Ētahi kōrero mō MBIE -

About MBIE:

MBIE's goal is to create a resilient and high-performing economy that delivers real and ongoing quality of life for all New Zealanders.

We do this by working with others to create an environment that supports businesses to be more productive and internationally competitive, enables all New Zealanders to participate in the economy through improved job opportunities and by working to ensure quality housing is more affordable.

People are at the heart of our mahi, our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours.

  • Mahi Tahi – Better Together
  • Māia – Bold and brave
  • Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future
  • Pono Me Te Tika – Own It


Our aspirations are echoed in our Māori identity – Hīkina Whakatutuki – which broadly means ‘lifting to make successful'.

MBIE recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown and is committed to giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We will do this through enduring, meaningful and effective partnerships with iwi, Māori, other Māori groups/organisations and the Crown, as this is critical to enable economic and social development, both for Māori and for wider Aotearoa New Zealand. We are committed to continuing to partner with iwi in order to find new sustainable solutions to address long standing systemic and cross-cutting issues facing Māori and wider Aotearoa New Zealand and we are also committed to identifying opportunities for iwi to lead and creating an enabling environment for iwi to leverage these opportunities.


E mōhio ana a Hīkina Whakatutuki i puea ake te kōtuinga I waenganui i a ngāi Māori me te Karauna i Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ā, kei te whai ia ki te whakaū ake i Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Mā te whai kiko o ngā kōtuinga ahungaroa o ngāi wi, o ngāi Māori, me ētahi atu rōpū Māori ki te Karauna, katutuki tēnei. He āhuatanga nui tēnei e āhei ai ngā mahi whanaketanga ā-ohanga, ā-pāpori hoki ki a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui. E whai tonu ana mātou ki te kōtui atu ki ngā iwi mō te rapu huarahi hou ki te whakaara i ngā kaupapakua roa nei e tāmi ana i a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui, ā, e whai ana hoki ki te tautohu i ngā āheinga kōkiritanga mā ngā iwi, me te tautoko i ngā iwi kia whai mana ake ai ēnei āheinga.

Me pēhea te tono -

How to apply:

For your application to be considered you must be a New Zealand citizen or have New Zealand permanent residency.

Click here to view a position description. All applications must be submitted via our online process.  Email Fi at quoting ref MBIE/7522 if you have any further questions.

Applications close on Sunday 2 October 2022.