Senior Advisor (Level 1) Data and Information

Date:  24 May 2023

Wellington, NZ, 6011

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


  • Could you lead work that makes a real difference to people?
  • Are you passionate about improving information and records management?
  • Work within a great team to enable an uplift in MBIE’s data and knowledge capability.
  • Salary range $81942 - $97832, permanent, Wellington CBD, wellness benefits and Kiwi Saver.


Tēnei tūranga - About the Role:


The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has a new opportunity for an innovative Senior Advisor (level 1) Data and Information (Information Management) to join our Data, Strategy and Knowledge branch. We are looking for someone proven information management experience who is passionate about the discipline and keen to lead challenging initiatives across a large, varied organisation.

As a Senior Advisor, you will lead initiatives and projects to increase information management capability and practices across MBIE. You will collaborate closely with the Manager Information Management and wider team to develop and embed solutions that enable MBIE to lift the Ministry’s maturity in data and Information management and leverage the value of its information.

You will lead work that makes a real difference to our organisation and to our people and provide new and innovative ways for our people to grow their data and knowledge capability. 


The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is big, diverse, and international making it an exciting place to work with plenty of opportunities to progress your career.  We support Ministers across eighteen portfolio’s ranging from broadcasting and media, tourism, employment, immigration and digital economy and communications to name a few. 

Please note the position description attached is generic in nature to cover multiple roles across the branch and must be read in conjunction with this job advert. We have other roles within the wider team that are ‘number centric’ – this is not a role that would suit a Data Analyst. 

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

We are keen to hear from you if you have:

  • Experience at the Senior Advisor level in leading initiatives to improve information and records practices. 
  • Proven experience in information or records management services delivery.
  • 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.
  • The ability to introduce new ways of looking at problems and adopt creative new approaches.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • The ability to coach and train immediate team colleagues and wider organizational staff.
  • A Tertiary qualification, preferably in a relevant field or comparable relevant experience.


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 and include a Cover Letter and CV outlining your interest and suitability for the role. 


Email Jackie Johnson at quoting ref MBIE/11860 if you have any further questions.


Applications close on 8th June at 11.59pm