Chief Advisor – Social Wellbeing Board

You’ll play a key role in supporting the Social Wellbeing Board to lead a collective approach across the State sector working on complex and cross-cutting issues to improve the social wellbeing of current and future New Zealanders.

Date posted12-Sep-2019
LocationWellington, NZ
Position Description: Click here [DOCX, 347 KB]

  • Are you great at building and maintaining relationships?
  • Want a challenging role and the ability to work part-time and flexibly?
  • Do you deeply understand social wellbeing?

Who we are

The Social Investment Agency is a small government agency with a big mission - to do what works for better lives.  We demonstrate the value of using data, technology, and people’s lived experience to support decision making across the social system. We trial and champion innovative ways government, NGOs and community can work together. Alongside service users we explore, test and develop tools and insights to help all parts of the social system do more of what works for better lives.

We also provide support to the Social Wellbeing Board and this role is an integral part of that support. The Social Wellbeing Board was established to help embed a social wellbeing approach within and across agencies and focus on improving outcomes for targeted populations with complex needs. The Board fulfils its function of ensuring a collective approach to improving the social wellbeing of current and future New Zealanders by:

  • Leading the provision of strategic advice to the Cabinet Social Wellbeing Committee on social sector policy, resource allocation and reprioritisation of effort and investment
  • Monitoring and evaluating how work streams are performing against agreed wellbeing indicators and recommending any subsequent changes to policy and/or implementation, recognising trade-offs and dependencies across different components and sectors
  • Making decisions based on best evidence and what matters to New Zealanders and their families regarding their wellbeing
  • Sharing sector specific knowledge and experience and using diversity of skills and expertise to build collective capability.

What will you be doing?

You’ll play a key role in supporting the Social Wellbeing Board to lead a collective approach across the State sector working on complex and cross-cutting issues to improve the social wellbeing of current and future New Zealanders. You’ll provide strategic and operational policy advice and related services for the board including board secretariat services, such as minutes, drafting reports, OIA and cabinet papers. You will also provide leadership and advice on Social Wellbeing across relevant government agencies.

Amongst other things, you’ll:

  • Ensure the Social Wellbeing Board is well informed and supported
  • provide leadership and advice on Social Wellbeing across relevant government agencies
  • Work closely with both SIA and SSC as well as other social wellbeing agencies

Who are we looking for?

The successful candidate will have:

  • Relevant and proven experience providing senior executive/board support
  • Experience of working in an environment that requires a high level of discretion, sensitivity and interpersonal interaction
  • A good understanding of social wellbeing and social system policies
  • Alignment with Public Service values and acts according to those ethical principles

This is a great role for someone who is looking for meaningful work without necessarily working a 40-hour week. We’d love to talk to the right candidate about how this role could provide the flexibility to meet your needs and ours.

Are you our someone special? If you work with agility, are engaging have a can-do attitude and can show how your skills can add value – then get in touch.

How to apply

Internal SIA Employees – please apply through the internal careers website. This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as an internal candidate.

External Candidates - Please apply online with your CV and cover letter by clicking here(external link). All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact jobs@msd.govt.nz

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

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