Pou Tohu Matua | Senior Adviser, Ministerial Services

Ministry for Culture & Heritage

  • Full Time Fixed Term
  • Wellington

Vacancy 2021/72
Pou Tohu Matua | Senior Adviser, Ministerial Services
Te Iho | Organisational Performance
Fixed Term/Full-time 
Salary range: $87,420 to $102,847 

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

Kōrero mō te tūranga | About the role

We are looking for a Senior Adviser to join the Ministerial Services team. This is a 6-month fixed term role and would suit someone with a strong understanding of the machinery of government who can hit the ground running and deliver high quality Ministerial products. 

Specifically, a large part of this role is involving the drafting of speeches and Ministerial correspondence so requires a solid grasp of plain English writing and clear, effective communication skills. With previous experience of government and parliamentary processes, you will also be tasked with quality assurance, oversight and guidance to our staff on all matters relating to Ministerial servicing including requests for official information, written Parliamentary questions, Select Committee questions. This role is about guiding staff in the provision of high-quality official correspondence and Ministerial support.  

You will be joining a small, busy team who support each other and work collaboratively to get the job done. This role is perfect for someone who thrives in a busy environment, is an excellent communicator and loves to help other develop their skills.

Kōrero mōu | About you

You will have:

-        Strong writing and plain English skills.

-        Previous experience writing for varied audiences, including Ministers (preferred)

-        Relevant experience in parliamentary and government processes

-        Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills

-        Strong analytical and research skills

-        Knowledge of current affairs 

-        Ability to coach and mentor other team members

Ko wai mātou | About us 

Manatū Taonga has a broad mandate and wide reach across a complex system. With around 140 staff, we operate a lean and flat structure, with the added advantage of knowing everyone by name. We embrace diversity and inclusiveness, are passionate about our mahi, and welcome experiences from different sectors to strengthen and support the pou of our whare. 

We work in a sector that contributes $11 billion to New Zealand’s GDP over 90,000 jobs, ranging from screen production to symphonies, broadcasting to ballet, kapa haka to heritage, and more. Our mahi helps the government promote our unique cultural identity and Aotearoatanga – from policy to programme delivery. With our partners – Māori, public sector agencies and our funded agencies – we connect local communities to cultural experiences to enrich our mātauranga. Our sector funds and tells stories reflecting who New Zealanders are today, helping us to navigate our future – building an inclusive and cohesive nation we want our tamariki to grow up in and call home.

Want to know more about us go to https://mch.govt.nz/about-ministry/jobs-and-careers

Me pēhea te tono | How to apply 

To apply for this position, click on the ‘Apply for this job’ button. A detailed position description is attached below. Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the competencies listed in the position description.

For enquiries about this position, please contact Abby Helm, People and Culture Coordinator – abby.helm@mch.govt.nz

Applications close 5pm Sunday 26 September 2021

*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.

Āheinga | Eligibility

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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