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Housing Broker

Date:  21-Jun-2022

Nelson_Tasman, 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.



Housing Broker - Nelson Region


The Ministry of Social Development is committed to achieve better outcomes for all New Zealanders. To do this, we have three key shifts that underpin everything we do:


  • Mana Manaaki: A positive experience every time
  • Kotahitanga: Partnering for greater impact
  • Kia Takatu Tatou: Supporting long term social and economic development.


About the role

The Housing Broker increases the connections between private landlords, property managers, and the wider private rental market. In this role, you will work alongside regional housing staff to support the connection of clients to suitable and sustainable private rental options.


Your responsibilities will include:


  • Providing housing market intelligence
  • Sales and marketing
  • Interaction and communication with the housing team supporting clients
  • Relationship management and partnership building


About you

We are looking for someone who brings:


  • A high level of technical and professional skills/knowledge in the private rental market and wider housing sector
  • Up to date knowledge of regional and national private rental and housing market challenges and opportunities.
  • Detailed understanding of tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities
  • Promotional/marketing skills and an understanding of key strategies and approaches
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent client focus
  • Strong relationship management and communication skills
  • The ability to deliver successful outcomes


What we offer


We will provide you with a positive work environment, where we all support each other to achieve excellent outcomes for our clients. We will also provide great training, support and on-going professional development.


Salary range: $71,231.00 - $87,060.00



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:  Tuesday 5th July 2022





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 which requires employees to be fully vaccinated.