Senior Advisor – Ministerial Servicing

The Johnson Group

Ministerial correspondence, drafting, OIAs, PQs
Busy area, need to hit the ground running

Job Description:

ASAP Start, 6 months fixed-term role
We are looking for a Senior Advisor who is experienced across the suite of ministerial servicing responsibilities to join this busy and exciting central agency in a 6 month fixed-term role.
You will need to be comfortable with and well-versed in drafting responses to OIA requests, Parliamentary Questions, and Ministerial Correspondence.
The Senior Adviser is also responsible for providing proactive and strategic advice across all teams in the Ministry – including senior Managers and Directors. In addition the Senior Advisor is a key liaison point for Private Secretaries and the Ministers Offices – ensuring valued advice is provided to Ministers and improving the flow of feedback between the Ministry and the Ministers Offices.
You will use your knowledge and experience to coach and support the more junior members in the team to ensure all correspondence meets the high standards required.
Key elements of the role
Decentralised process, need to understand machinery of government and Official Information Act
Working on Ministerial correspondence, drafting, OIAs, PQs
Supporting Junior Staff
Need to use initiative and be comfortable respectfully pushing policy team members for needed information
Busy area, need to hit the ground running
This is a great opportunity to work in a busy team where every day brings a new challenge. The 6 month fixed-term contract provides job security and will see you over the all-important election period. In return our client is offering a competitive salary package and a collegial and supportive team environment, plus flexibility to work from home on occasion.
If this sounds like you please submit your CV to

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Thu, 16 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +1200

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