Lead Capability Advisor

Company Name: Ministry of Social Development

Location: Wellington, NZ

Job Duration: 2021-07-21 to 2021-08-20


Lead Capability Advisor




Our success is in our people.  Having highly effective, diverse and strong leadership is critical in our increasingly complex and dynamic working environment.
We are seeking a passionate and innovative Lead Capability Advisor to design leading practice content and delivery solutions for developing our leadership talent pipeline across all levels within the Ministry.   

The role

Reporting to the Director Learning and Capability Strategy, within the Human Resources Business Group, a key focus of the role is ensuring there are leading edge, high quality and fit for purpose programmes  to develop our  emerging leaders from operational and specialist level to senior and executive level practitioners.
Engaging with key internal and external leaders and stakeholders, the Lead Capability Advisor will constructively challenge conventional thinking and assumptions and advocate for new leadership approaches. You will bring thought leadership to the Learning and Capability team, and more widely across the organisation to seek new and innovative ways of grow our capability.


Skills and experience


To be successful in this role, you will have:

•    Demonstrated ability to lead, influence and shape planning and implementation of leadership and management development strategies and initiatives
•    Proven experience in learning and capability development within a large, complex organisation
•    Indepth theoretical knowledge of contemporary learning and capability development practice and the necessary knowledge of tools, channels and resources to enable effective delivery
•    A proven track record of connecting strategic leadership development to operational reality
•    A sound understanding of the public sector operating environment


We offer you an exciting time to join our team and organisation.  This is an opportunity for you to take your career to the next step and influence our leaders of tomorrow.




How to Apply



To apply, click the ‘Apply Now’ button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form.  Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the competencies listed in the position description. 

All applications must be made online.  If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at jobs@msd.govt.nz 

Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.


Closing date:  3 August 2021.


Salary range:  $100,014 – $150,022