New vacancy: Retirement Villages Specialist

Location: Auckland/Wellington

Contract type: Part-time, permanent


About Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission

Te Ara Ahunga Ora is the office of the Retirement Commissioner. Te Ara Ahunga Ora aims to help New Zealanders to retire with confidence. Retiring with confidence means New Zealanders feel secure that they’ll have resources to live and the know-how to make ends meet.

We focus on three areas; Retirement Policies, Retirement Villages and Financial Capability. As part of our role we advise Government on the policies that will enhance retirement outcomes for New Zealanders. We also help support individuals to better prepare for retirement, and we contribute to better understanding of what retirement means in the 21st century. Times are changing.

About the role

The Retirement Villages Specialist is responsible for the operation of the TAAO’s statutory role to oversee a fair regulatory framework for retirement villages.

This includes reporting on sector trends, supporting dispute resolution, and tackling issues through sector collaboration. The role also helps inform New Zealanders so they can make the best decisions about retirement village living, and works with the industry to enhance clear, standardised information.

Role specific skills and experience

  • Empathy with a wide range of New Zealanders, particularly older people
  • At least five years’ experience in a government or sector role preferred
  • Highly articulate, with advanced written (including extensive report writing) and oral communication skills
  • Experience in government compliance and good understanding of the workings of central government and its policy functions
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate complex concepts to varied audiences
  • Experience contributing to the development of strategic planning, organisational goal setting, performance expectations and outcome measurement
  • Proactive and collaborative approach managing internal and external relationships
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving ability with excellent attention to detail
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and demonstrates composure under pressure
  • Extensive and well-developed network of key sector stakeholders

Benefits and perks

  • The ability to be part of an organisation making a difference to the lives of New Zealanders.
  • We're flexible – work from home days and more - we have a people-centric culture focused on wellness, teamwork, diversity
  • Three additional leave days during the summer holidays
  • Generous KiwiSaver employer contributions
  • A passionate and innovative team environment - we're not your typical government agency

Closing Date

All applications must be submitted by Sunday 10 April 2022.