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Work Brokers - Canterbury - Permanent and Fixed term or secondment

Date:  03-May-2021

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.



Work Brokers – Canterbury Region


Ministry of Social Development


Permanent, Full Time (37.55 hours per week) and Fixed term or Secondment 


Initially based at the Canterbury Regional Office in Christchurch 


  • Hunt down and secure opportunities
  • Use your sales and marketing skills to achieve positive outcomes
  • Deliver an agile, responsive and integrated service.


Ko te pae tawhiti Whāia kia tata, ko te pae tata whakamaua kia tina.
Seek out the distant horizons, while cherishing those achievements at hand.     

We are looking for innovative, inspirational and energetic people to help empower our clients by sourcing meaningful and sustainable employment opportunities for them.  



About us
Helping people, whānau, families and communities is at the centre of what we do. The Ministry of Social Development works to contribute positively to the wellbeing of people today and into the future. From the services we deliver to the policy advice we give, we strive to keep improving so we can help each generation of New Zealanders build the capabilities they need to contribute positively to society. It is anticipated that there will be an increase in New Zealanders needing our support due to Covid-19. We also anticipate more employers, support agencies, providers, and other stakeholders will need extra support from us.

Our Regional Work Services Team of work brokers partner with employers to identify and develop job opportunities for clients in the Canterbury Regional labour market.

As part of this sales and marketing team, you take a sales pipeline approach to identify suitable employers.  You take ownership and deliver placement brokerage, vacancy management and employer / community relationship management services across your portfolio.


About you

Sales-driven you will champion the voice of our clients by recognising and promoting their skills to employers. You enjoy hunting down new opportunities and growing existing relationships. Your natural flair for seeking out labour market trends and insights ensures you proactively anticipate impacts and opportunities. You thrive under pressure and enjoy using your tenacity and initiative to find solutions and achieve goals.

To succeed in this role, you will need to:

  • Understand what makes a great job match for both employers and employees
  • Have excellent facilitation skills with the ability to engage an audience to influence positive change
  • Work alongside clients and employers from diverse backgrounds
  • Be flexible, solutions focused and customer-centric
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Be tenacious, professional and driven to overcome road blocks
  • Enjoy building relationships and making new connections
  • Be able to travel around the region to meet employers as required. 



We offer

  • Regular coaching and career development opportunities
  • Supportive work environment
  • The salary range for this role is from $55,821 - $76,754. From 10 June the range will be increasing to be $71,231 - $87,060 (in line with skills, performance and other factors).




How to apply

Please apply online through your myHR careers portal at work using your employee login. You will need to apply with your current CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant skills and experience for the role.  


If you have any questions, please contact Simon Scott on


Applications close:  18 May 2021

Position Description

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.