Business Immigration Specialist

Date:  24-Jan-2023

Wellington, NZ, 5022

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


  • Make decisions on high impact, high value immigration categories
  • Looking for critical thinkers with excellent writing skills
  • Based in the Porirua Office
  • Salary range $71,119 - $84,187

Tēnei tūranga -

About the role:

We are looking for Business Immigration Specialist for our Porirua Office. This is a great opportunity to develop your career and learn a different aspect of Immigration New Zealand.This role involves reviewing files, crafting reports and making decisions on work and residence applications from people from all over the world under business investor, entrepreneur and other high value immigration categories. You'll balance the human factors along with policy, and make a real difference to New Zealand. 

Why work for us?
Immigration New Zealand is seeking people from a range of backgrounds to join our team. The work is varied with an international flavour. It will appeal if you are an analytical and critical thinker with good communication and writing skills and interested in applying public policy.
In this role you will work in a supportive and collaborative team environment and enjoy flexible work hours. You will have opportunities to learn, grow and progress.
Our Porirua Office has over 100 staff and we are seeking people who would enjoy and benefit working in this location. The work environment is modern with automated ergonomic desks and break out spaces.

Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana -

Skills and experience required:

  • Strong analysis and critical thinking skills
  • Previous experience in the financial services industry, legal profession or relevant business experience preferred
  • Quality decision making skills and effective risk management ability
  • Ability to establish priorities, manage multiple cases and meet deadlines
  • Able to build and maintain stakeholder relationships
  • Able to synthesise and draw conclusions from large amounts of complex information and business proposals
  • Excellent self-management skills, able to work autonomously
  • Business experience or understanding business related documentation is desirable
  • Relevant Tertiary qualifications is desirable


To be considered for this opportunity you must be a NZ Citizen or hold Permanent Resident 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/9834 if you have any further questions.


Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 8 February 2023.