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Advisor Office of the Chief Executive

Date:  21-Apr-2021

Wellington, NZ

Advisor – Office of the Chief Executive


The Office of the Chief Executive Group, Social Wellbeing Agency (SWA) provides strategic advice and support to the Chief Executive across a broad range of areas. It provides high quality and fit for purpose support to senior decision makers and leads delivery of external and internal communications. 

About you

Are you excited about working collaboratively within a team, that supports the delivery of ministerial processes and keeping up to date with relevant government priorities? Do you enjoy collaborating with others? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of New Zealanders? We could have the perfect role for you.

Who we are looking for?

We’re looking for someone to join a high-performing team made up of diverse backgrounds and skillsets who challenge and support each other to bring their best to work.  Below are the kind of skills and capabilities that we are looking for. You do not need to be an expert in all of these, we’re open to both specialist and generalist candidates, but we want to see what you can bring to the table from the following areas:

•    Be able to respond, coordinate and manage official ministerial correspondence, reports, and request such as OIA’s and PQ’s 
•    Background in writing reports to an executive level and the ability to tailor work to different audiences
•    Some experience in policy advice, including working with others to provide advice
•    Skill developing and maintaining relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
•    The ability to deliver work to a high standard and on time, both independently and with the support of others


What will you be doing?


As an Advisor, Office of the Chief Executive you'll draft reports for Ministers, responses to official correspondence, and other reports for the Agency and its stakeholders. You’ll be responsible for ad-hoc requests for information for the Chief Executive and the Minister’s office, as well as provide timely pieces of advice for other stakeholders. You’ll be expected to proactively manage the flow of information to the Minister’s office, working with our Private Secretary. 

The successful candidate will also be asked to contribute to cross agency policy processes and to be part of our policy capability.  This is a meaningful role which carries with it a lot of responsibility, but rest assured we will support you 100% of the way.

Like to know more?

You can find out more about the role and the SWA by visiting our careers page.



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 competencies 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/SWA 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, 9 May 2021.