Work Broker

at Ministry of Social Development
Published June 3, 2024
Location Kerikeri, New Zealand
Category Admin and Clerical  
Job Type Full-time  
$78,000 – $94,000 per year


Work Broker Ministry of Social Development location Northland. $78,000 – $94,000 per year.

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 - Regional Seasonal Coordinator - Kerikeri, Northland. Full Time, Fixed Term / Secondment (01 July 2024 - 30 June 2025). Location Kerikeri, Northland.

What you'll be doing as a Reginal Seasonal Coordinator - Work Broker, you’ll engage and grow strong relationships with employers and clients within your community to provide a professional service to link MSD job seekers with seasonal job opportunities. You will use influence and networks to seek out current and future employment opportunities from employers in primary industries.

This will involve cold calling, the use of technology and networking to bring in great opportunities for our job seekers. You will also be able to profile job seekers to employers and build long term professional relationships that go from strength to strength. You’ll work alongside Case Managers and other Service Centre colleagues to ensure sustainable employment outcomes are achieved.

This role takes a lead in engaging with horticulture, agriculture, viticulture and other industries to support engagement and recruitment of our clients into seasonal and permanent opportunities, sourcing clients for recruitment and training programmes, and other labour market activity as required. You will have a passion to help people from a diverse background and you’ll have the wellbeing of Northland's people at heart, and totally immersed within the community.

Key duties and responsibilities work with employers to establish and promote vacancies, complete recruitment process and support induction. Educate employers on details of our Products and Services. Work alongside colleagues including Work Brokers and Case Managers across the region about seasonal work available in the region.

Provide in work support to clients placed in employment. Ensure that internal systems are kept up to date, recording all interactions with employers and clients which includes spread sheet management. Work with the Labour Market Team to complement Immigration, Skills for Industry and Cadetship work programmes.

Gather seasonal labour market intelligence. Support Connected and Service Centre activity, which may include reporting, spread sheet analysis, outbound calling and texting. A fast-paced, pressured environment is where you thrive, and you enjoy using your tenacity and initiative to find solutions and achieve goals.

What you'll need to succeed our ideal candidate will have proven skills in sourcing and recruiting suitable talent to fulfil employers’ needs. Strong sales and marketing/customer service skills. Excellent communication, relationship building and networking skills. Meeting deadlines and targets.

Understanding seasonal work or relevant industries such as viticulture, agriculture, horticulture, Health Care, Construction, Retail Trade, Manufacturing, Education & Training, etc. is highly advantageous. Strong influencing and negotiation skills. You will have a full and clear driver’s licence and the ability to travel around the Northland region as required are essential.

What's in it for you Joining MSD means being part of a whānau that celebrates the diversity everyone represents. We provide training and support and 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. You will work with like-minded people who want to get great results for New Zealanders.

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.

Our Core values we care about the wellbeing and success of people. We work together, making a difference for communities. We are inclusive and build a sense of belonging and place. We do the right thing with integrity.

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