Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga - The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) leads New Zealand's housing and urban development work programme.

• Flexible working for work/life balance - can be based in Wellington or Auckland
• Work in a supportive and diverse team
• Wellington location is opposite the railway station

Mō te tūnga | About the role

You will contribute to the effective delivery of Public and Transitional Housing supply across Aotearoa. You will be responsible for:

• Working as part of a team in assessing new funding applications for Public and Transitional Housing and undertaking a ‘value for money' assessment of proposals against criteria. Those criteria include ‘fit for purpose' considerations such as housing design, configuration, location and demand information. Place-based initiatives and the MAIHI (Māori and Iwi Housing Innovation) framework are also considered as part of the assessment.
• Ability to interpret development plans, against design standards, and provide concise feedback to stakeholders.
• Assessing commercial, legislative or design risks, and recommending risk mitigants.
• Engaging and building relationships with a wide spectrum of internal and external stakeholders.

Ō wheako, ō pukenga | About you

This is a unique opportunity for someone with a background in architecture, urban design, planning, property valuation, or land development and construction, to join our Housing Supply Team. Experience in an Iwi, Crown, Council or SOE environment is also advantageous. As a Senior Commercial Advisor you will bring a combination of:

• Understanding of urban design principles and processes. This may be acquired through relevant experience or qualification.
• Strong commercial acumen related to property development including knowledge of the housing sector and key operatives and trends. 
• Proven organisational skills to manage projects at different stages of development.
• Working knowledge of the Resource Management Act and Building Act. 
• Understanding of differing lease documentation and the Residential Tenancies Act.
• Willingness to develop into other roles within the team including financial viability and construction monitoring 
• A proven track record of building and maintaining effective working relationships within a team, a wider organisation, and with external stakeholders.
• A collaborative, consultative approach to your work. 
• An appreciation of the iwi/ Māori property development sector and committed to a programme where iwi are development partners. 
• Comfortable working within a public sector environment.

Mō mātou | About us

 Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga reflects the intention of ‘the foundation for a treasured home'. The name comes from the Māori whakatauki (proverb) ‘he kura kāinga e hokia, he kura tangata e kore e hokia', - ‘a treasured home will endure, not so a treasured person'. It carries with it a strong connection to our purpose: he kāinga ora, he hapori ora - thriving communities where everyone has a place to call home. The importance of ensuring the wellbeing of people within the home, and our connection with the land - acknowledges the generations of people who have always called this place ‘home' - and affirms our commitment to delivering for future generations of New Zealanders.

What we can offer you:

• Flexible working policy to give work/life balance
• Four weeks and three days annual leave• Engaging employee-led people networks that celebrate diversity, provide safe spaces, and encourage thought-leadership 
• Close to the railway station, modern office space and cloud -based technology that allows for joined up, cohesive collaboration 
• Wellbeing initiatives, tools and courses, and a discounted health insurance scheme 
• Open minds – we aren't afraid of change and encourage fresh approaches and ideas from people who want to make a difference 
• We work to make sure the aspirations of whānau, hapū and iwi are enabled

We have a stepped remuneration framework where salary movement happens though defined step increases within a role salary band. Appointment to a step within the salary range will depend on the experience and skills the person brings to the role which will be better known following a recruitment process including an interview.

Salaries automatically move up a step on an annual basis. 

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Please click on the APPLY button to be directed to the application page, from here you can upload your CV and cover letter. Please note, while applications close on Sunday 18 September 2022, we will be reviewing applications as they are received and may progress with suitable applicants prior to the application closing date. Therefore, please apply as soon as possible if you are interested in this position.

For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process. You must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand to be eligible for this position. 

For further inquiries please email recruitment@hud.govt.nz