Jobs Listing Branding
Location Wellington, Wellington
Listed Tue 13 Feb, 2:26 pm
Type Full time, Permanent
Reference BRLLHC91001
  • High-profile public sector organisation
  • CBD location
  • Great Salary Package

The Strategic Advisor is responsible for providing strategic advice and support to the Chief Actuary.
The role will complement the technical expertise within actuarial functions by ensuring a strategic and policy lens is also applied to the work.


  • Assist the Chief Actuary with initiatives that identify and implement measures to improve the system in which actuarial outputs are prepared
  • Develop and establish networks and effective working relationships with external stakeholders to ensure a shared understanding of expectations, roles and responsibilities in regard to various projects and day-to-day tasks.
  • Maintain a strategic overview of actuarial activities; including evaluating progress in all key areas, agreed programmes and projects.
  • Enlist the support and cooperation of agencies around a collective set of priorities and actions to improve the efficiency and impact of actuarial activities in contributing to improved social outcomes. This will be achieved through considering data and information needs, consistent approaches to valuation, and opportunities to work together to achieve common outcomes.
  • Respond to and meet with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders and groups related to matters of immediate concern; coordinate responses and solutions and feedback to the Chief Actuary and other key stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Provide comprehensive briefings; recommendations; and initiate action as requested by the Chief Actuary.
  • Provide timely and sound research, analysis and advice to support the effectiveness of the Chief Actuary in the oversight of actuarial functions.
  • Monitor and facilitate initiatives established by the Chief Actuary to ensure timely and successful completion.

To be successful in this role you will require:

  • 7 or more years' experience working in a senior position in government or social sector agency
  • Understanding of social investment and the government's objectives for the social sector
  • Able to quickly form relationships with internal and external stakeholders for mutual benefit and influence change through those relationships
  • High level of political and commercial awareness
  • Experience in processing information and making sound decisions quickly
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Significant analytical experience and demonstrated attention to detail
  • Significant strategic and tactical experience.
  • Experience in engaging with staff, including those from a technical background
  • Experience working under pressure to set priorities and managing tight deadlines
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience.

If you are interested in this opportunity please click the APPLY NOW button. All applications will be acknowledged electronically.

For further information contact Michael Chhim on 021 582 1128 quoting job number 91001.

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Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.