Business Advisor

Date:  18-Sep-2022

Wellington, NZ, 6011

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


  • Great opportunity to utilise your strong analytical and communication skills
  • Busy and varied role in a crucial Business Support team
  • Salary range $71,119 -  $84,187
  • 6 month fixed term opportunity

Tēnei tūranga -

About the role:

The Verification and Compliance branch in Immigration New Zealand collaboratively identifies and mitigates risk early and to reduce harm to the integrity of the immigration system, system users, and New Zealand.
We are looking for an organised and confident person to join us for a 6 month fixed term opportunity, who can support a busy Business Support function to support the strategic direction and operations of the branch and ensure quality and consistency of advice and practices. The work is varied and will include:

  • Contributing to the day-to-day work of the branch relating to planning, performance and reporting, risk management, business continuity, continuous improvement, and assurance processes. 
  • Providing quality and timely advice to stakeholders, including to the branch leadership team, Immigration Leadership Team, Minister and Associate Minister of Immigration. 
  • Providing quality advice and support to teams within the branch to contribute to the continuous improvement of services, systems, and processes. 
  • Providing quality input for information requests, including Select Committee Questions, Parliamentary Questions and Official Information Act requests. 
  • Managing the preparation of regular reports and special reporting assignments. 

MBIE supports a wide range of flexible working arrangements.  Talk to us about what might work for both you and us. 

Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana -

Skills and experience required:


  • An understanding of the processes that underpin the operations of the public sector environment, Cabinet and parliamentary processes, and machinery of government. 
  • Proven experience in delivering outstanding quality service to internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Ability to quickly assimilate new information and understand unfamiliar issues. 
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to consistently meet deadlines. 
  • Exposure to applying legislation to an operational context (e.g. the Immigration Act 2009, Official Information Act and Privacy Act). 
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail, including an ability to quickly identify risks and issues and possible pathways forward. Good communication skills, both written and verbal. 
  • Political awareness and sensitivity to anticipate areas of potential risk and inform decision-making. 
  • Proven ability to develop trust and credibility with managers and staff. 
  • High integrity and ability in handling sensitive and confidential information. 
  • Relevant qualification or equivalent experience. 

For your application to be considered, you must be either a New Zealand citizen or hold a New Zealand permanent residency class visa.

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 Emily Boyd at quoting ref MBIE/8391 if you have any further questions.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 26 September 2022.