Senior Advisor Construction Sector Accord

Date:  18-Jan-2023

Wellington, NZ, 6011

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


  • Permanent role based in Wellington or Auckland. 
  • MBIE supports a wide range of flexible working arrangements.  
  • Salary range $103,290 - $132,417 plus KiwiSaver and wellness benefit
  • Be part of the transformation of NZ’s construction sector

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About the role:

The Construction Sector Accord is seeking a Senior Advisor. This is an important role within the Construction Sector Accord Transformation Programme. The Senior Advisor will oversee the design and delivery of initiatives within the Accord’s priority areas – we are building a high functioning team with a balance of complementary skills and would love to hear from you if you bring Senior Advisor level experience across policy, analysis, communications, service design and/or change management skills in order to effectively execute the Accord Transformation Plan!

The Construction Sector Accord (CSA) is a joint commitment from government and industry to work together to create a high performing construction sector in New Zealand. The CSA Transformation Team is “hosted” by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE). This team will ensure the success of the current iteration of the Transformation Plan, build on momentum of the work done to date, and develop the plan to be fit for purpose moving forward. You can read more about the CSA here:

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Skills and experience required:


Key responsibilities:


  • Work in partnership with the wider Design and Delivery team to gather evidence, conduct options analysis for the development of policy options and intervention designs;
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with partner organisations (across government and industry) to enable collaborative solution design 
  • Oversee a range of initiatives delivered by different parties in different ways, monitoring initiative progress to ensure they achieve their desired benefits and escalate risks appropriately.


The role will be fast-paced, requiring an ability to manage a high volume of activity while managing to deadlines. It will require a flexible approach as the nature and content of the work will change depending on the requirements of each project over time.


Knowledge and experience required:


  • Previous experience in project delivery and production of a variety of policy/communications materials or/and behavioural change management.
  • Flexibility to adapt within a fast-moving environment.
  • Excellent organisational and self-management skills.Previous knowledge and experience of the construction industry or an ability to quickly develop and apply sector knowledge.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to communicate complex information in a clear and concise way.
  • Able to think critically, analyse evidence and information and develop clear, well-reasoned advice.
  • A team player who supports and adds value to work across the team and branch.
  • Experience in influencing a wide range of stakeholders, including senior decision-makers and business owners.
  • A track record of strategic thinking in a complex policy/business environment.
  • Must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand.


This is a great opportunity to join the team and be part of a highly visible transformation programme with impact across the public and private sectors. As one of New Zealand’s largest government agencies, the work MBIE does impacts the lives of all New Zealanders. There are opportunities for career development and work-life balance. MBIE supports a wide range of flexible working arrangements.  Talk to us about what might work for both you and us. We’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in a confidential conversation about the role and team. 

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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.

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How to apply:

Click here to view a position description. All applications must be submitted via our online process.  Email Rachel Wilson at quoting ref MBIE/9886 if you have any further questions.

Applications close on 1 February 2023.