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Work Broker - Canterbury

Date:  09-Mar-2023

Canterbury, NZ


About us

The Ministry of Social Development is a people-centred organisation. We’re in communities across the motu, working with partners to help New Zealanders be safe, strong and independent.
We provide social policy and advice to government and assistance, including income, employment and housing support to people of all ages, families, whānau and communities.
As a Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner we are committed to supporting and enabling Māori, whānau, hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.
Our people are as diverse as the communities we serve. We care about the wellbeing and success of our people and provide a supportive and inclusive working environment where people can thrive and be who they are.



Permanent and fixed term/secondment roles available


•    Based in Canterbury 

The Work Broker Role represents MSD in the employment sector.  As a Work Broker you’ll engage with employers and clients within your community to provide a professional service to link MSD job seekers with suitable job opportunities. 

You will use influence and networks to seek out current and future employment opportunities across a range of industry sectors. This will involve cold calling, the use of technology and networking to bring in great opportunities for our job seekers.  You will also be able to profile job seekers to employers and build long term professional relationships that go from strength to strength.  You’ll work alongside Case Managers and other Service Centre colleagues to ensure sustainable employment outcomes are achieved.


You will have a passion to help people from a diverse background. Be results-driven, you readily build strong relationships with all stakeholders in the employment pipeline. Ideally, you’ll have the wellbeing of people at heart, and totally immersed within the community.

A fast-paced, pressured environment is where you thrive, and you enjoy using your tenacity and initiative to find solutions and achieve goals.  

You will be an integral part of Otautahi Mahi Services (Canterbury Work Services) team and will help support the rest of the team based throughout the region.

A full clean driver’s licence and the ability to travel are essential for this role.

We offer you:


  • Training and support
  • Regular coaching and career development opportunities
  • Salary range $71,943 to $87,931 per annum (in line with skills, experience, and performance)


If you have any queries or questions around this position, please email


How to apply


To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form.  


Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key responsibilities listed in the position description. 


All applications must be made online.  If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at


Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.


Closing date: Thursday 23rd March 2023



Joining us

Joining MSD means being part of a whānau that celebrates the diversity each individual represents.  We show manaaki, we care about the wellbeing and success of people and want everyone to thrive, and be who they are in a supportive and inclusive working environment. We work together to make a difference for communities while doing the right thing with integrity. We are a Treaty partner committed to strengthening relationships with Māori, Hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so we can assist you through the recruitment process.


MSD has a COVID-19 vaccination policy that encourages, but does not require, employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and its variants, unless the role is identified as requiring vaccination at the time.