Parliamentary Service

  • Posted: 10 Nov 2023
  • Location: New Plymouth
  • Work Type: Full Time
  • Classification: Government & council
Kaitohutohu Ratonga Tautoko MP Matua - Senior MP Support Advisor

Mō te tūnga | About the role:

The core responsibility of this exciting newly created Senior MP Support Advisor position is to support and liaise between David MacLeod, MP in their New Plymouth office and the community. In addition to the liaison mahi is you'll be tasked with building and maintaining relationships with local groups and networks to understand their needs. This is where it gets exciting as you'll have opportunities to lead constituent issues at ministerial level and other government agencies e.g. Work & Income, Immigration NZ just to name two. As the senior, others will look to you as the subject matter expert across a variety of subjects.

Based in the electorate office in New Plymouth, for 40 hours per week, you'll be working to support the very machinery of Aotearoa New Zealand's democracy.

Tō kete | What you will bring to the role:

Your background could be hugely varied but there is a central skill that is crucial to the success of this position, and that is your ability to communicate effectively. Your ability to walk into any room and be highly engaging, display a high degree of empathy, self-awareness and customer service. If you also had a strong administrative set of skills these will put you in excellent stead. Working as a Senior Member Support Advisor means that you'll be absolutely fine with working in a hybrid way, sometimes from the office, sometimes out in the community. If you like problem solving, working collaboratively and learning on the job, then this will be for you.

Ngā haepapa | Responsibilities:

Lead liaison between the Member and the community
Build, develop and maintain relationships with local groups and networks to understand and respond to their needs
Receive and investigate constituents' concerns/issues, meeting with constituents for further information where required
Lead advocacy for constituent issues that Ministerial level, with Government agencies, e.g. Work & Income, Immigration NZ, and with other business and community organisations where required
He aha te pai o te mahi ki Te Ratonga Whare Pāremata? | Why work for Parliamentary Service?

We actively represent our values of Accountability, Manaakitanga, Whanaungatanga, Integrity and Empowerment.
We offer a thorough induction, on-going development and excellent working conditions.
We are proud of our He Ao Takitaki and Diversity and Inclusion strategies; we offer karakia, waiata, reo Māori opportunities and staff networks.
We offer a range of benefits including 5 weeks annual leave, Eye and Hearing subsidies and a well-being payment.
As an employee of Parliamentary Service, you will be politically impartial in your role. An awareness of the political landscape may be beneficial in supporting your MP.

The pay band for the role starts at $78,750 per annum and appointments will be based on skills and experience. All employees who work for MPs are employed on an 'events based' agreement, with your employment linked to your MP. This role is based in the electorate office in New Plymouth, for 40 hours per week, start date is for sometime in January 2024 and is negotiable.

If you want to work in a role and environment unlike any other, one that is hugely rewarding and exciting with the chance to make a difference, please apply now.

Applications close 22 November 2023 at 5.00pm.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]