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Team Coordinator - Te Pae Tawhiti Transformation Programme

Date:  11-May-2022

Wellington, 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.



Team Coordinator – Te Pae Tawhiti Transformation Programme



•    Do you thrive in juggling multiple tasks and seeking solutions? 
•    Do you enjoy working in a collaborative team environment?
•    Must be Wellington based.  Permanent or secondment/fixed term



Te Pae Tawhiti – Our Future is about the Ministry of Social Development’s (MSD) future role and how we can make a bigger and better difference for New Zealanders.  Te Pae Tawhiti transformation programme will deliver services that are easier, more accessible and integrated across employment, housing and income support with greater use of partnering.



Achieving our Te Pae Tawhiti vision will be a long-term journey for MSD.  



We are looking for a highly organised self-starter who can add a lot of value in a fast-paced delivery environment. 


Reporting to the Programme Director, Business Integration you will be supporting the Te Pae Tawhiti Transformation Programme of work - needless to say – you will have to hit the ground running! 


To be successful you will have:

•    Demonstrated experience in a busy and challenging coordinator/administrator role
•    Sound time management skills
•    Experience in working quickly, while maintaining attention to detail
•    Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
•    Adaptability to changing demands, be self-managing and have excellent problem-solving abilities
•    Intermediate to advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Excel



This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to be challenged and grow and develop their skillset within a programme environment.  A ‘can do’ attitude is a must!
Be part of shaping the future direction of MSD in this unique position.  While this is a permanent opportunity, we are open to secondment/fixed term if preferred by the candidate.  Please note this in your cover letter if applicable.



We will be shortlisting and interviewing candidates whilst advertising, so be in quick with your application!

Salary range: $53,502 - $65,392






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 key responsibilities 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 Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.


Closing date:  25 May 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.