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Careers at DPMC

DPMC is all about ensuring New Zealand is ambitious, resilient and well-governed, so naturally we’re involved in a wide range of work.

Our vacancies


This includes:

  • providing free and frank advice to the Prime Minister on constitutional issues
  • providing policy advice to the Prime Minister and Cabinet on a wide range of complex issues and supporting the operation of Cabinet and Cabinet Committees 
  • ensuring advice across agencies and entities is coherent and takes account of all relevant viewpoints
  • coordinating emergency management responses in a major disaster
  • dealing with national security threats and advising on cyber security
  • leading and coordinating central government’s role on the regeneration of Christchurch
  • managing public sector performance, alongside SSC and the Treasury
  • providing support services for the Governor-General

It’s a stimulating and challenging workplace where people with energy, drive, talent and commitment can make a real difference.

Our wide range of responsibilities means we need people with different experience, nous and backgrounds – in other words people who:

  • have the skills and experience to meet the requirements of our roles
  • engage effectively with people from a range of backgrounds
  • can deliver to a high standard
  • demonstrate high integrity and trust
  • can meet our security requirements

We value our people and provide a supportive workplace with development opportunities.

There are a number of reasons to consider joining us – you can:

  • work on diverse and stimulating work that in many cases is unique to DPMC
  • be close to the action and government decision makers
  • work with high quality colleagues
  • be challenged to do your best and keep on growing
  • have a supportive working environment that encourages flexible working arrangements
  • work in modern offices in or close to Parliament Buildings in the centre of Wellington, and at historic Government Houses in Wellington and Auckland
  • receive support for some personal health and wellbeing programmes
Last updated: 
Monday, 19 June 2017

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