Ministerial Advisor

  • Anonymous Company
  • Wellington Central, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Jun 05, 2024
Full-Time Governance

Job Description

Ministerial Advisor

Location:        Wellington
Type:               Permanent
Hours:             40
Salary:             $71,417 to $95,785

About this role:
The purpose of the Advisor role is to research, develop, and produce high quality responses to a range of Ministerial products including Correspondence, Parliamentary Questions and Official Information Act requests. It also forms a critical conduit role between MEC and the Minister's Office, managing the flow of information between them.

As the ideal candidate for this role, you will have:

  • Experience producing high quality written work in either a professional or academic context.
  • A working knowledge of the Official Information Act 1982 is preferrable.
  • Working knowledge of the political process, the role of public servants, and the machinery of government.
  • Excellent written communication skills, with strengths in succinct, plain English writing and an eye for accuracy and details.
  • Good communication and relationship management skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, juggle multiple assignments, and deliver to deadlines.

About us

The Ministry for Ethnic Communities is the Government's chief advisor on ethnic communities, ethnic diversity, and the inclusion of ethnic communities in wider society. We have four key functions;

  • We provide advice to the system;
  • We develop the evidence base;
  • We broker conflict and convene stakeholders to resolve issues; and
  • We foster a sense of belonging.


Ministry for Ethnic Communities

Job Summary

The purpose of the Advisor role is to research, develop, and produce high quality responses to a range of Ministerial products


$71,417 to $95,785

How to apply

Applications close on 21 June 2024.

Application process

To apply for this position, please submit your covering letter which outlines why you are interested in the role, along with your CV highlighting your skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the role.

We will be reviewing applications as they come in, so please get your application in as soon as possible.

We encourage inclusion and diversity at the Ministry for Ethnic Communities and are committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures.  We want to ensure accessibility needs are well supported, so the recruitment process is fair and equitable for all. Therefore, please let us know if there is any support, we can provide to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible to you. You can contact us at if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.


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