Work for us

This is an exciting time to join the Office of the Auditor-General. We're here to make a difference, and we have opportunities for you to further your career in an organisation uniquely placed to influence improvements throughout the public sector.

What we offer

If you're working for us in a permanent role, we offer you:

  • five weeks' annual leave;
  • seasonal influenza immunisations;
  • two-yearly eye-tests;  
  • discounted health insurance;
  • life and total permanent disability insurance (at the Auditor-General's discretion);
  • study assistance;
  • access to a career board, to help develop you in your current role or toward the next one;
  • flexible working arrangements;
  • parental leave (including your full annual leave entitlement);
  • access to a counselling and support service (the Employee Assistance Programme);
  • workplace support networks (including a Rainbow Network); and
  • a contribution to the costs of eyewear.

For more information, please contact Sandy Hoggarth (04 917 1500 or recruitment@oag.parliament.nz).

Senior Advisor, People

The Office of the Auditor-General | Te Mana Arotake(the Office) is focused on significantly enhancing its influence and impact on the public sector to deliver better results for Aotearoa New Zealand. The Office is dedicated to making a difference to the lives of New Zealanders. Over the next few years, we’re expecting to deliver more outputs, and we want our work to have greater impact in the future.

We have an exciting opportunity for a fixed-term role through to November 2022 in our People and Capability team. Do you thrive on working in partnership with senior leaders? Do you enjoy coaching and supporting colleagues? Is supporting the delivery of strategic capability and culture initiatives something that motivates you? If you answered “Yes”, then this could be the role for you!

We’re looking for an experienced, trusted, and credible HR practitioner who can actively partner with our Business Groups to ensure that their people have the capabilities and experience to deliver the Office’s goals and strategies. We’re interested in how you and your experience will add to our People and Capability team.

Some of the aspects to be successful in this role include:

  • significant experience in applying Human Resource methodologies, tools, and techniques;
  • proven experience in managing complex employee relations issues;
  • advanced ability to build and maintain strong and influential relationships;
  • demonstrated experience in facilitating groups and leading projects and initiatives;
  • a high level of resilience; and
  • a great sense of humour!

We offer our staff:

  • Learning and development opportunities.
  • We support flexible working.
  • Health and well-being benefits.

As an organisation people matter to us, our independence is critical, we act with integrity, and we’re here to make a difference.

We have a diverse and inclusive team that helps us to understand the issues facing the public sector and how these affect the lives of New Zealanders. We strongly welcome applicants from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.

For more information, please contact Sandy Hoggarth on 04 917 1500 or recruitment@oag.parliament.nz.

You must apply online through jobs.govt.nz (you'll find the application form and position description there, too).

Applications close Monday 2 August 2021.

Apply now, as this advert may close early if we find what we are looking for.

Manager, Strategy and Performance

The Office of the Auditor-General | Te Mana Arotake(the Office) is focused on significantly enhancing its influence and impact on the public sector to deliver better results for Aotearoa New Zealand. The Office is dedicated to making a difference to the lives of New Zealanders, by helping to continuously improve the public’s trust in public services and the value those services deliver.

We’re looking for a Manager, Strategy and Performance to co-ordinate and advise the Office on strategy, planning, and project and programme management.

You’ll be responsible for providing timely and effective support to our senior leaders by leading the development, implementation, and ongoing improvement of the Office’s strategy, business planning, governance arrangements, and reporting systems. You’ll lead a small team and contribute directly to the work programme.

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • a relevant tertiary qualification, preferably in business and/or public finance and administration;
  • deep experience in organisational strategy development, business planning, project and programme management, performance reporting, and governance and accountability;
  • a sound understanding of the system and operation of government and public management in New Zealand;
  • experience leading high-performing teams; and
  • excellent interpersonal and strong relationship management skills.

Our benefits

  • Learning and development opportunities.
  • Flexible working.
  • Health and well-being benefits.
  • A unique operating environment with Parliament.

What we stand for
People matter | Our independence is critical | We act with integrity and courage | We’re here to make a difference

We have a diverse and inclusive team that helps us to understand the issues facing the public sector and how these affect the lives of New Zealanders. We strongly welcome applicants from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.

For more information, please contact Sandy Hoggarth on 04 917 1500 or recruitment@oag.parliament.nz .

You must apply online through jobs.govt.nz (you'll find the application form and position description there, too).

Applications close Wednesday 4 August 2021.

Sector Manager, Parliamentary Group

The Office of the Auditor-General | Te Mana Arotake(the Office) is focused on significantly enhancing its influence and impact on the public sector to deliver better results for Aotearoa New Zealand. The Office is dedicated to making a difference to the lives of New Zealanders. The Office expects to deliver more outputs and we want our work to have greater impact in the future.

Sector Managers have an influential senior role, engaging with chief executives, governors, elected representatives, and Parliament.

As a Sector Manager, you’ll take responsibility for a portfolio of public entities, and lead the Office’s relationship with them to influence the improvement of public sector performance and accountability.

You’ll also maintain an understanding of challenges facing the public sector and how these are being addressed, and, working closely with other sector managers and appointed auditors, lead the Office’s thinking about what work we do on these matters.

You’ll need to have:

  • a tertiary qualification, preferably in accounting, economics, public policy, or law;
  • experience in advising ministers, members of Parliament, or parliamentary select committees;
  • experience working at a senior level with governors, chief executives, and senior managers in the public sector;
  • a thorough understanding of New Zealand’s system of government as relevant to the role; and
  • an understanding of finance, accounting, and auditing practices (or the ability to come to grips with these practices quickly).

Our benefits

  • Learning and development opportunities
  • We support flexible working
  • A unique operating environment with Parliament

What we stand for
People matter | Our independence is critical | We act with integrity and courage | We’re here to make a difference

We have a diverse and inclusive team that helps us to understand the issues facing the public sector and how these affect the lives of New Zealanders. We strongly welcome applicants from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.

It is preferable that you can gain and maintain a Confidential national security clearance. Ordinarily, this means that you must be a New Zealand citizen, be a permanent resident, or hold a current residency class visa and intend to become a citizen when eligible. You must have a five-year checkable background in NZ, UK, USA, Canada, or Australia. Use this online tool to self-check your eligibility for a security clearance. Please note that this tool is not part of the formal security clearance process: www.protectivesecurity.govt.nz/eligibility-tool.

For more information, please contact Sandy Hoggarth on 04 917 1500 or recruitment@oag.parliament.nz.

To find out more about this role watch the video.

You must apply online through jobs.govt.nz (you'll find the application form and position description there, too).

Applications close Sunday 25 July 2021.

Notes for applicants

  1. We usually ask candidates to apply through the jobs.govt.nz website. We'll use the information you provide through that site to help us consider your suitability for the position you've applied for. (If your application is successful, we'll put this information on your personnel file. You can ask to see the information in that file, and to seek any correction you think necessary to ensure accuracy.)
  2. If the advertised position doesn't include a link to the jobs.govt.nz website, please email your curriculum vitae and a covering letter to the Advisor, Talent and Recruitment.
  3. Many positions in Audit New Zealand and the Office of the Auditor-General require you to have a satisfactory security clearance. Therefore, any offer of employment might be conditional on a satisfactory security clearance.
  4. If we proceed with your application, we'll ask for the details we need for your security clearance and details of any criminal convictions.
  5. Please note that if you've given incorrect or misleading information, or have left out any important information or fail to obtain a security clearance, you may be disqualified from appointment. If you've already been appointed, your employment may be immediately terminated.
  6. If your application is successful, we'll need to see:
    • certificates of your educational qualifications;
    • if applicable, evidence of your New Zealand Citizenship, residency, or work permit.
  7. All employees of the Controller and Auditor-General must be independent of the organisations we audit. Accordingly, as an employee you will be required to complete an independence declaration. This declaration includes the disclosure of a financial interest of you (or a family member) in an audited organisation, or a personal relationship with a member of that organisation’s executive or staff.
  8. If your disclosure reveals an existing or potential problem you won't be assigned to any project where your independence as an employee could be compromised, or where a conflict of interest situation might arise. At the extreme end of the spectrum, you might be asked to divest yourself of any investments in an organisation under audit.

What we stand for: People matter | Our independence is critical | We act with integrity and courage | We’re here to make a difference

Page last updated: 23 July 2021