Senior Advisor Parliamentary and Ministerial Services

Date:  22-Sep-2022

Wellington, NZ, 6011

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


•    Bring your strong communication, innovation, and influencing skills to provide expert support and advice in the Parliamentary and Official Information space
•    Varied and challenging role with room to grow and make it your own 
•    Permanent opportunity in Wellington
•    Salary range: $81,942 to $97,832
•    Flexible working arrangements

Tēnei tūranga -

About the role:



Are you a strategic, analytical thinker? Do you enjoy making connections across the organisation? Do you have experience of working in the parliamentary and official information space and want to further develop those skills in one of the most complex ministries?  

As the Senior Advisor you will be part of a team responsible for providing advice and supporting the MBIE ministerial and parliamentary services system. Working in a dynamic and changing environment, you will play an important role by providing expert advice and guidance across MBIE on official information requests, ombudsman complaint processes as well as managing and coordinating the Parliamentary and Select Committee accountability processes.

MBIE is a complex and multi-vote ministry, which means that you need to be able to work across the whole organisation and make connections between the various aspects of the organisation to be able to prepare a cohesive approach to the parliamentary accountability processes.  

Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana -

Skills and experience required:


•    Knowledge and experience across the Parliamentary and Select Committee accountability processes, and ministerial services systems, including a deep knowledge of the Official Information Act and Ombudsman guidelines.
•    A strategic analytical thinker who can make connections between various aspects of the organisation and is able to prepare a cohesive approach across the organisation.
•    Confident and enjoy challenging the status quo to develop better ways of doing things.
•    The ability to quickly establish and build strong working relationships and to develop trust and credibility with senior managers, staff and key internal and external stakeholders.
•    A proactive, can-do attitude with a high level of initiative, sound judgement and discretion.
•    Exceptional teamwork and collaborative abilities, committed to supporting a positive team and branch culture, and a willingness to share knowledge and expertise with others.
•    Highly developed communication and writing skills.

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:

Click here to view a position description. All applications must be submitted via our online process.  Email at quoting ref MBIE/7765 if you have any further questions.

Applications close Sunday 9 October 2022