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Governance Adviser

Governance Adviser

Governance Adviser

Ministry for Culture & Heritage

Closing Date : 26 Jan 2020

Vacancy 2020/04
Salary Range $71,868 - $84,551 (mid-point) 

He ngākau titikaha, he hononga tangata
Promoting a confident and connected culture

Manatū Taonga is looking for a Governance Adviser to contribute to the appointments of board chairs and board members.

Kōrero mō te tūranga | About the role

We are looking for a self-starter to join the Ministry’s collaborative Sector Performance team and work at the forefront of New Zealand’s cultural sector.

Kōrero mōu | About you

You will be able to provide quality support to ensure that the Governance team have systems and processes in place for the appointment of board chairs and board members. This also includes supporting the crown in meeting its Treaty obligations and settlement commitments with iwi.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Good process management skills
  • An understanding of government accountability and processes
  • Demonstrated ability to identify risks and issues, and to develop mitigation/management strategies
  • A proven ability to develop and manage effective working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders including Maori and Pacific communities

This is a permanent, fulltime position, reporting to the Manager, Sector Performance as part of a team of specialist advisers located within the Policy and Sector Performance Group.

Ko wai mātou | About us

Manatū Taonga is a relatively small ministry with a broad mandate, wide reach and a big heart. With around 150 staff, we operate a lean and flat structure, with the added advantage of knowing everyone by name.

Our work is diverse – we support many of New Zealand’s art, media, heritage and sports organisations; we also advise government on cultural matters and provide historical and heritage resources for everyone to access. We work to promote a confident and connected culture and to support more New Zealanders to connect with the culture and heritage of Aotearoa.

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Me pēhea te tono | How to apply

A position description for this role is attached.  Please complete the application form and submit your CV and cover letter via 

For enquiries about this position, please contact Jamie Carter, Assistant Adviser –

Applications close 5pm on Sunday, 26 January 2020.  

*Te Mahi Hangore | Working Flexibly

Manatū Taonga embraces flexible working. We’re open minded about how you can be your best both inside and outside work so please tell us what working arrangements suit you. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our organisation. We do not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

If you are not a New Zealand citizen, you must hold current eligibility to work in New Zealand in order to work for Manatū Taonga. Please refer to the New Zealand Immigration Service for further information.

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