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Employment Liaison Advisor, Auckland Fixed Term / Secondment Role

Date:  23-Feb-2021

Auckland, NZ

Employment Liaison Advisor, Auckland Fixed Term/Secondment Role

  • Based in Queen Street, Auckland Connected site 
  • Fixed term / secondment ending June 2022 
  • Utilise your employment and marketing skills to promote our new Connected service 
  • Help build the Connected brand as a key resource for employment, education and training in New Zealand 
  • Recruitment event promotion and coordination

About this role
In response to the economic environment following COVID-19, MSD is leading this cross-agency work to help people access support and see the full range of assistance that is available. 
Our new Connected service will help a wide range of New Zealanders find the advice and support they need, including businesses, people looking for help to find a job or who are worried about keeping the one they have, and those looking for education and training advice and opportunities.
About you
For these new face to face roles, we are looking for energetic professionals to proactively manage the relationships between employers, providers, government agencies and MSD regional teams.   
As an Advisor, you will be the key entry point into the service and provide support as Connected is established and promoted across New Zealand.   
You will share knowledge about the many employment, education and training initiatives available through the Connected service. This includes providing advice and assistance to employers regarding training pathways, employee retention, and connecting people looking for work with suitable vacancies and other opportunities. Working closely with other Connected Staff, including Work Brokers, you will seek to understand and anticipate need of employers and other stakeholders, identifying opportunities where Connected can assist.   Our teams are service focused and work towards creating meaningful and sustainable employment outcomes for clients. To be successful in the role, you will need to have strong influencing skills, consider yourself an excellent network builder and the have ability to build robust partnerships.  You have a customer-centric approach to your work and can confidently engage with people utilising your well-developed interpersonal skills.

Key attributes you bring

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organisational and planning skills
  • Flexible, pragmatic and able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Can manage effective collegial relationships across several regional service centres 
  • A proven record in establishing, building and maintaining effective relationships and networks
  • An understanding of the challenges facing employers and job seekers, displaying situational awareness as political and economic landscape changes.   
  • Promotional/marketing skills 

Take some time to read through the position description here:  
Remuneration for this role starts from $64,219.00 and can progress up to $80,274.00 per annuum.  Application along this salary scale is dependent on relevant work experience and evidenced skills.
How to apply
Applications close: Tuesday 2 March 2021 at 11.30 pm.
Tell us in your cover letter what skills and attributes you will bring to this important position.  A current CV should also be included in your online application.  
External candidates: Click apply now, we look forward to your application.
Current MSD employees: It is important that you apply through your myHR portal at work – this ensures your application is registered.

For any further questions about the role, contact Flo Samuels, on 029 200 4129.
To find out more about the Connected initiative, head to