Work Broker - Greymouth

Date:  26 May 2023

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.



Fixed term/Secondment to end of June 2025


  • Dynamic, fast-paced role
  • Strong relationship management is the key to success
  • Change lives through employment

We are looking for an employment specialist to join our dedicated team as a Work Broker to help improve the lives of people in or community by sourcing and connecting them to sustainable job opportunities.

About the role

As a Work Broker you’ll engage with employers and stakeholders to provide a professional service to link our clients to suitable job opportunities.

You will use influence and networks to seek out current and future employment opportunities from employers 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 represent clients by marketing their skills to employers with a focus on longevity.  You’ll work alongside employers to identify solutions to their current and future labour needs.

You’ll work alongside service centre colleagues to provide quality labour market information and promote employment and training opportunities to ensure sustainable employment outcomes are achieved.

You will be an integral part of the Top of the South Work Services team and will help support the rest of the team based throughout the region.

To succeed in this role, you will need to: 

  • Be a highly motivated self-starter who is target and goal driven 
  • 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
  • Able to work effectively as part of a wider team
  • Strong administration and organisational skills 
  • 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 roadblocks
  • Enjoy building relationships and making new connections
  • Be able to travel around the region to meet employers as required


A full clean driver’s licence and the ability to travel around Greymouth and the greater Top of the South Region as required are essential for this role.

We offer you:


  • Supportive work environment
  • Regular coaching and career development opportunities
  • Salary range $75,943 - $91,931 per annum (in line with skills, experience and performance).


All applicants - make sure to include your CV and cover letter that outlines your experience and motivation for the role.  Could you please also answer the following questions within your cover letter:

  • How would you identify and attract the right opportunities for our clients in Greymouth? (Max. 5000 characters)
  • What are the effective techniques that you would use to gain buy-in from employers and stakeholders? (Max. 5000 characters)


How to apply


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


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:  Sunday 11th June 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.