Team Leader - Ministerial Services Business Advisory

Date:  24 May 2023

Wellington, NZ, 6011

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE


  • Bring your strong leadership to the ministerial services advisory space
  • Varied and challenging role with room to grow and make it your own 
  • Permanent opportunity based in Wellington
  • Salary range: $112,856 – 138,028 + Kiwisaver

Tēnei tūranga - About the Role:


This Team Leader role is focused on supporting and leading the Ministerial Services Business Advisory Team.  The team are an integral element of the ministerial services workflow and without this team supporting the work, and business groups, the overall ministerial services process within MBIE would not function.

This team holds the role as the enterprise (or system) leader within the ministerial services area, ensuring that all ministerial services items (including, Official Information Act requests, correspondence, written parliamentary questions and Ombudsman complaints) are logged, allocated and tracked accordingly, to ensure that the ministerial services system within MBIE works smoothly and efficiently.  

This team also manages the proactive release work processes, ensuring the policy and processes are implemented by MBIE and appropriate advice is given.

The team hold a critical business intelligence function within MBIE, and it is expected that the Team Leader can ensure risks and issues are identified quickly, escalated and managed appropriately so that the reputational risks to MBIE are known and can be mitigated.

It is expected to be a hands-on role as well as a leadership role.

Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana -

Skills and Experience Required

We are keen to hear from you if you have:


  • Proven success in leading, motivating and managed a team of engaged professionals.
  • A strategic approach to work, in which you make connections between various aspects of the organisation and are able to identify efficient processes and system approach across the organisation.
  • A strong risk awareness and understanding of appropriately managing and escalating risks.  
  • Demonstrated success in developing and implement new operational delivery practices and approaches.
  • An ability to focus on both strategic and operational issues.
  • A demonstrated ability to form robust professional working relationships which includes collaboration and co-operation with internal and external stakeholders when developing new models and systems
  • A sound knowledge and experience of Parliamentary and Select Committee accountability processes, Ministerial correspondence, OIAs and PQs

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 Monica Chow at quoting ref MBIE/11093 if you have any further questions.


Applications close on Tuesday 6th June 2023 (midnight).