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Regional Housing Advisor - Wellington


Wellington, NZ

Regional Housing Advisor - Wellington


Ministry of Social Development

Permanent, Full Time 

The Regional Housing Advisor role is an exciting blend of advisory, analytics, relationship and project management, where you will be contributing to overall business performance in a meaningful way. Based in Regional Office, you will be responsible for supporting national housing strategies at a local level and responding to the region’s housing demands. The role will forge and manage relationships with Government Agency Housing providers, Housing and Urban providers, and Community Housing providers within the Region to achieve key goals and outcomes. You will develop, track and monitor the Housing work programme, providing feedback and reporting as required. This role has a strong link with Service Delivery Housing Team regarding housing activities, national housing initiatives, housing reporting and development of national strategies.


About you

Collaborative in style, you are an exceptional relationship builder. You are a strong communicator who enjoys influencing change.


To succeed in this role, you will bring with you:

  • advisory experience in the Public Sector
  • proven decision-making experience and leadership in co-ordinating and integrating projects
  • an understanding of the strategic issues facing MSD and the Government
  • analytics experience / background
  • proven experience researching, investigating and resolving complex issues
  • outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal and the ability to exercise sound judgement and political sensitivity.


We offer


  • a supportive and collegial environment
  • coaching and professional development opportunities
  • salary range G from $71,183 to $97,877 per annum (in line with skills and experience).



How to apply

External applicants: Please click the “Apply Now’ button to submit your online application. 


Current MSD Employees: Please apply online through your myHR careers portal using your work login. You will need to apply using your up-to-date CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role. 


Your CV and cover letter will be a key part of the assessment process. Please read through the Position Description and in your cover letter, tell us about why your skills make you particularly suited to this role. 


Applications close: Monday 13 July 2020

For a further discussion about the role contact Gagau Annandale-Stone at:

Position Description:


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 Maori, Hapu, 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.