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Work Broker

Date:  11-Jan-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.



Work Broker



About the Job


The Wellington region is looking for a new Work Broker.


The roles promotes our employment services and candidate base by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with business and community organisations, listing vacancies our Job Seeker client base can fill and promoting these candidates to employers.


We are looking for energy, enthusiasm and a commitment to inspire and empower our clients (candidates) by supporting them into meaningful employment. 



About Us


Helping people, whānau, families and communities is at the centre of what we do.

The Ministry of Social Development works to contribute positively to the wellbeing of people today and into the future.

From the services we deliver to the policy advice we provide, we strive to keep improving so we can help each generation of New Zealanders build the capabilities they need to contribute positively to society.

The number of New Zealanders needing our support due to Covid-19 has increased and as a Work Broker you will be in a position to promote our Job Seekers into employment and to identify and develop new employment opportunities in the Wellington region’s labour market. 



About You


You will need to be sales driven to succeed in this role and you will be a person who can champion our Job Seekers by recognising and promoting their skills to employers.

You’ll enjoy hunting down new opportunities and growing existing relationships and you will have a curiosity about the market which helps you build insight for yourself and the wider regional team and which allows you to identify trends and opportunities.

If you’re a competitive person who likes goals and thrives under pressure, you’ll enjoy the ability to use your initiative and find innovative solutions in this role. 



To succeed in this position, you will need to:


•    Be tenacious and professional and driven to overcome road-blocks
•    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
•    Hold a full driver’s licence


We Offer


•    Regular coaching and career development opportunities
•    Supportive team environment


If you are looking for a job which contributes positively within the community but also allows you to build skills and a longer-term career, consider a change and think about becoming a Work Broker for MSD. 






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


Closing date: 24 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.