Who are we looking for?

Our people represent New Zealand locally  and overseas, and in doing so reflect our history, culture and values. Mātauranga (Māori 'knowledge) and te reo Māori are at the heart of our country, and central to our work and that of the wider public service. These elements are part of who we are and what makes us unique.

We want our people to represent the variety of interests and viewpoints of everyday New Zealanders. So, we’re interested in things that people might not ordinarily include in a job application, for example, involvement in community groups, representation on boards of trustees, learning other languages, and volunteer work.

We’re looking for people who can:

  • analyse information and make everyday decisions that match our priorities and values
  • demonstrate strong research and analysis skills
  • convey information and communicate ideas clearly
  • build relationships, work collaboratively and develop others
  • understand their strengths as well as limitations, their values and aspirations
  • manage personal workloads effectively and deliver the results required
  • demonstrate commitment to their organisation's values, goals, policies and procedures in all aspects of work.

We require our people to:

  • hold New Zealand citizenship, although New Zealand permanent residency may be sufficient for some roles
  • be able to get and maintain an appropriate security clearance