21/452 Roving Private Secretary (Advisory/Media)

Department of Internal Affairs

  • Full Time
  • Wellington

Type: Events-based
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Ministerial Services and Secretariat Support
Branch: Information and Knowledge Services
Salary: $77,160-104,393

  • Five roles available 
  • A combined role for people savvy in both politics and media
  • Exciting and ever-changing working environment

Ministerial Services is developing a larger pool of experienced staff to provide support services to members of the Executive. The Private Secretary (Advisory/Media) roles will provide cover for both advisory and communications functions within Ministerial offices while staff are on leave as well as surge support in times of high need. These are ‘Events-based’ roles for the duration of the 53rd Parliament.

The Private Secretary (Advisory/Media) role is responsible for ensuring that all policy and political advice, as well as all media communications from the Minister’s office are consistent with the agreed priorities and messages of the Government.  If you value the chance to contribute to and support the Executive, this could be the role for you.

You will be involved in keeping the Minister informed in relation to their areas of responsibility, manage and respond to requests for information as set out in the Official Information Act, as well as drafting and publishing media material which communicates clearly the Minister’s goals and vision; ensuring it is in line with the Government’s overarching communication strategy.

To be successful in the role you will have a sound understanding of Government and public service protocols and processes, strong problem-solving skills, sound judgement and analysis as well as strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

Previous experience in these roles, or on the Parliamentary Complex is highly desirable. 

Applicants must be permanent residents or NZ Citizens and are required to obtain and maintain a national security clearance (at a minimum level of 'Confidential').Please assess your eligibility status using the Protective Security Requirements tool found here: https://www.protectivesecurity.govt.nz/personnel-security/clearances/eligibility-tool/

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We work to make New Zealand better for New Zealanders through our four outcome areas:

  • People can easily access the services and information they need
  • Iwi, hapū and communities across New Zealand are safe, resilient and thriving
  • People's sense of belonging and collective memory builds an inclusive New Zealand
  • New Zealand is a well-functioning democracy across central and local government

Applications close: 5pm, Monday 2 August 2021
For more information please contact: Natalie Maher, Natalie.Maher@dia.govt.nz
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