Senior Service Designer, Fisher Wellbeing Programme

Ministry for Primary Industries

  • Full Time Fixed Term
  • Wellington

Kei te tino whai whakaaro ngā tāngata o Aotearoa ki ā rātau mahinga ika me te taiao moana.

Ko tā Te Tini a Tangaroa, he whakahaere i ngā rawa ika kia tino whai hua ai mō ngā tāngata o Aotearoa.

Mā te mahi me mātau ka hoki koe ki te kāinga i runga i te mōhio i whai kiko ō mahi mō te whakahaere o ngā mahi whakahaere i ngā rawa ika o Aotearoa me te taiao moana whānui kia toitū ai. 

New Zealanders care deeply about their fisheries and marine environment. 

Fisheries New Zealand works to ensure that fisheries resources are managed in a way that provides the greatest overall benefit to New Zealanders. 

Working with us means that every day you'll go home knowing you've made a positive contribution to the sustainable management of New Zealand's valuable fisheries resources and their wider marine environment.

This is a brand new role and we are looking for an experienced and delivery-focused service designer for a fixed term period until 11 March 2021. Ideally you will be located in either Auckland, Wellington or Nelson, but we are open to candidates in other regions.

About the Role - Kōrero mō te tūranga

This role will contribute to a programme of work that implements the Fisher Wellbeing Strategy, primarily through the establishment and delivery of a regional support network for commercial fishers and aquaculture farmers and their whanau.

Unlike other sectors in the primary industries, commercial fishers don't currently have a support network to help them adapt, innovate and build resilience within the industry. This independent, fisher-led network will support them to navigate their business and their personal wellbeing needs through times of crisis. The industry is facing a time of significant change - which has been compounded by the effects of COVID-19.

You will have exceptional service design skills and must be passionate about the wellbeing of others. This role will be part of a small team working closely with fishers, aquaculture and industry stakeholders to design and a deliver a range of wellbeing and resilience products over the next few years.

We embrace diversity and we encourage flexible working arrangements.

About the branch Mō te peka

Fisheries New Zealand is a new business unit established within the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to drive a stronger focus on managing New Zealand's valuable fisheries resources, and their place in the wider marine environment.  The Fisheries Science & Information Directorate incorporates Fisheries New Zealand's data management, science and research, and observer services functions. 

To find out more about Fisheries New Zealand and what we do please click here.

How to Apply - Me pēhea te tuku tono

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae), please click “APPLY NOW” or visit the MPI Careers Site. For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online careers portal.

In order to be considered for this role, applicants must be available to interview within New Zealand or via Skype.

For detailed information on this role please refer to the position description or contact

Applications close Friday 25th September 2020. 

The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.

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