Senior Advisor (Wellington, Nelson, Blenheim or Greymouth)

Date:  17-Jan-2023

Wellington, NZ, 6011 Greymouth, NZ, 7805 Blenheim, NZ, 7201 Nelson, NZ, 7010

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


  • Senior Advisor opportunity within MBIE’s Regional Skills Leadership Group 
  • Permanent position: Can be based in Wellington, Nelson/Tasman, Marlborough, or Te Tai Poutini (West Coast)
  • Salary – $103,290 - $132,417 plus kiwisaver


The Raukawa Team is looking for a Senior Advisor who is a great writer and has experience in data/statistical analysis to help us implement, monitor, and manage the four Regional Workforce Plans associated with the Raukawa Team as well as supporting the overall capability of the team. 

Tēnei tūranga - About the role:

Regional Skills Leadership Group (RSLGs) purpose is to identify workforce and skills needs in their region, both now and in the future, and advise on actions to cultivate these.  

The Groups are regionally based and regionally led. They feature regional industry leaders, economic development agencies, worker representatives, iwi, and a senior government representative (usually the Regional Public Service Lead), who contribute their knowledge and local expertise. Groups are supported by a MBIE Secretariat that provides analytical support, data and labour market expertise, and a view across central government programmes related to skills and employment.

On 30 June 2022 fourteen Regional Workforce Plans (RWPs) developed by Regional Skills Leadership Groups (with MBIE secretariat support) were tabled to Minister’s Sepuloni’ s office. The next part of the of the RWP journey is to implement and monitor the identified actions laid out in the plans.


The Senior Advisor role can be based in any of the following regions: Wellington, Nelson/Tasman, Marlborough, or Te Tai Poutini (West Coast) and will be responsible for undertaking complex analysis, leading development of innovative, practical durable options (including through engagement with stakeholders), and will provide authoritative advice often in areas that are complex and sensitive.

Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana - Skills and experience required:


We are interested to hear from candidates with the following skills and experience:


  • Data /statistical analysis experience
  • Strong written skills  
  • Experience in working on labour market issues
  • A relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Must have legal right to live and work in NZ

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 Roxana Anderson at quoting ref MBIE/9692 if you have any further questions.


Applications close on Tuesday, 31st January 2023