Do you have a passion for enabling others to manage and use information?

Want to make the most of your great communication and discovery skills?

Can you support people moving to modern digital ways of working with information and data?

About MPI

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is responsible for ‘Growing and Protecting New Zealand'. It's no mean feat and we have a team of hard working and dedicated people in a variety of roles supporting us to make this happen!

About our team

The Business Technology and Information Services Directorate is part of the Corporate Services Branch within MPI. BTIS's vision is ‘making business easier and better' and our horizons remain to ensure we deliver to business outcomes as outlined in MPIs Information Technology Strategy.

To achieve our vision, BTIS has to be an exceptional service provider, a highly effective team, a creative innovator, change enabler and a responsive integrator between MPI, government, suppliers and industry.

The Information and Insights team is responsible for managing the Ministry's core information and data, supporting and delivering analytic services, providing advice, and leading and championing the use of geospatial, unstructured, non-spatial and digital library information and data.

The Advisory team within Information and Insights brings together specialists from Information Management, Business Intelligence, and Geospatial backgrounds. We provide a service which draws together all these skills and types of data to support a fast paced diverse Ministry which spans both operational, policy and strategic activities. Teams throughout the Ministry use information and data in their day to day work; and seek our advice about what is possible, how to build processes which use information and data effectively, what would be appropriate ways to manage and store content, as well as looking for tips and tricks for how to bring about changes in their processes.

About the role

This role provides advice to Ministry staff teams and leaders about the use and management of information and data. This ranges from advice on how an insight led approach could improve a team's services, to support on how to manage information created by a business process, to staff wanting to know what information or data may be available to support their research. It is also responsible for developing and sharing frameworks, approaches and standards, and for coaching and supporting advisers within the team.

About you

You have an information management or a similar background with experience delivering advisory services.

You will:

  • be an enthusiastic, confident and influential communicator;

  • enjoy working as part of a multi-disciplinary team; and

  • understand the legislation and requirements for the management of information and data.

Ideally you will have experience providing advice about effective digital use and management of information, and supporting team transitioning to modern ways of working.

How / why to apply?

Our work stretches all the way from the Beehive to the border. If you want a career where you help to grow and protect New Zealand in a very real way then this is it. Our team is collegial, supportive and hard working. MPI has a focus on career pathways so this is the first step in your career with us.

See the benefits of working at MPI

To view the position description and apply for the role, please click on “APPLY NOW” in order to be directed to our website. For tracking and reporting purposes all applications must be submitted online.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Ruth Greening, Recruitment Adviser at

Applications close: Monday 22 October 2018

Position Description (PDF From) Available here

MPI is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to New Zealand. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career. We actively encourage applications from any background.