Working Here

New Zealand is at the heart of what we do! Join us and launch your career to new heights, while also supporting the growth and development of New Zealand's social landscape.

The scope and breadth of the work we do is unique and in some way, we touch the lives of most New Zealanders at some stage in their life's journey.

Because of our size and diversity we offer varied careers in:

• Policy, including research and evaluation
• Corporate support, like IT, Finance, Human Resources and Legal services
• Service delivery through Work and Income; and Students, Seniors and Integrity Services

Our team consists of professionals in over 300 locations around the country - so whether you're in Opononi in the far North or Otautau in the South, we have opportunities for you.

Bring your dedication, energy, and drive for excellence, and we'll support your career with a range of opportunities available right across our business.

Vacancies are regularly updated on our careers site, but to stay ahead of the game register your interest in hearing about all advertised opportunities with the Ministry by setting up a job seeker profile with us and receiving job alerts.

Equal employment opportunities

We are committed to being a good employer and growing and creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce and workplace, creating equal employment opportunities (EEO).

We will continue to:

  • Recognize the aims and aspirations of Māori and the need for greater involvement of Māori in the Ministry and the Public Service
  • Identify, and minimise or remove, organisational barriers to staff participation
  • Work on a Gender Action Plan in consultation with the State Services Commission to address the gender pay gap
  • Work with other agencies to share best EEO practices, policies and procedures
  • Provide training and educational resources to increase awareness in relation to supporting individuals with mental health 
        conditions and  disabilities, and to reinforce an inclusive and diverse working environment
  • Collaborate with the State Services Commission to support the Lead Toolkit for employing disabled people including people 
        with a mental health condition

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