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Employment Liaison Advisors - Te Taitokerau - Fixed Term or Secondment to June 2023

Date:  03-Aug-2022

Northland, 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.



Based in one of our Te Taitokerau Connected site: Keri Keri


•    1 x Role is based in Keri Keri and servicing the Mid to Far North
•    Utilise your employment relationship and promotional skills to promote our Connected service 
•    Help build the Connected brand as a key resource for employment, education and training in Te Taitokerau
•    Recruitment event promotion and coordination



About these roles


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 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 


Remuneration for this role starts from $83,011 per annum.  Application along this salary scale is dependent on relevant work experience and evidenced skills.







How to apply


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


Note: 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.  


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


Internal MSD Employees Please make sure your manager supports your application and please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.


It is important that applicants have the support from their nominal / current MSD direct manager for secondment opportunities.


Closing date: Tuesday, 16 August 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 prior to 1 September 2022. From 1 September 2022 MSD’s policy will be to encourage, but not require, employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and its variants unless the role is identified as requiring vaccination at the time.