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Early Response Regional Labour Market Advisor - Hamilton - Fixed Term or Secondment to June 2023

Date:  11-Jan-2022

Waikato, 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.



Early Response Regional Labour Market Advisor - Hamilton - Fixed Term or Secondment to June 2023


  • Fixed Term or Secondment to June 2023, Full time
  • Supportive, inclusive environment
  • Interesting and varied work
  • Self-starters 



About us:


The Early Response Team (The Team) is a dedicated team of MSD staff who are responsible for delivering Redeployment Support. This involves identifying and
supporting people who are disadvantaged in the labour market to retain their employment or transition to new good and appropriate employment or upskilling opportunities.


The approach of the Early Response team is aligned to the three key shifts of Te Pae Tawhiti (MSD’s strategic approach), Te Pae Tata (MSDs Māori Strategy and Action Plan) and Pacific Prosperity (MSDs Pacific Strategy and Action Plan). These shifts focus on how MSD can become a trusted and proactive organisation, connecting clients to all the support and services that are right for them and improving the social and economic wellbeing of New Zealanders.



About the role:


As an Early Response Labour Market Advisor, you will work in collaboration with your early response Team to develop and carry out a regional plan for the delivery of an effective end to end redeployment support service.



The Team have two core functions:


  1. Delivering prompt tailored support for people at risk of job displacement 
  2. Gathering intel and opportunities to enable effective early intervention


The Team are one part of a broader ecosystem of supports, services, and opportunities for people at risk of job displacement. The Team work collectively to build relationships and partnerships with stakeholders, to collaboratively develop and deliver services, tailored to people’s needs. The team are mobile within their region to respond to job displacement where it occurs.




About you: 


We are looking for people who want to be part of the changing future vision of MSD. You must have strong people skills and be able to negotiate outcomes. You enjoy using your initiative, looking for and acting on opportunities, solving problems and have a good can-do attitude. You must enjoy building relationships and making new connections with people. 


  • Be tenacious and professional and driven to overcome roadblocks
  • Enjoy building relationships and making new connections
  • Be flexible, solutions focused and customer-centric
  • Be able to work with people from diverse backgrounds and at all levels
  • Be persuasive and articulate as well as possessing good written skills
  • Be a great listener and a quick learner




We offer:


Excellent induction and on-going training
Regular coaching and career development opportunities
Salary range is Range 6, starting from $82,189.00 per annum (in line with skills, experience, and other factors).


Position Description:





How to apply:


To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV and cover letter, and complete the online application form.  Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight your suitability for the role and what attracted you to it.  



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




Applications close:  26 January 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.