Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission leads the public sector in the service of our nation. 

Ngā tūranga mahi e wātea ana Current vacancies

We have no current vacancies at this time. 

Position Location Date listed Closing date

Vacancy: Secretary of Defence and Chief Executive, Ministry of Defence 

Wellington - Wairarapa 14/03/2024 04/04/2024

To apply for Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission roles, visit jobs.govt.nz. Follow the link in the relevant vacancy.

For Public Service secretary and chief executive roles, email CErecruitment@publicservice.govt.nz

He arataki, he whakarato We lead, we serve

Our vision is to build a leading edge, unified, trusted Public Service that serves Aotearoa New Zealand and its people. To do this effectively, we need smart, talented and driven people motivated by spirit of service, who work with intensity on complex issues, can see the big picture and inspire others. We are at the heart of New Zealand’s Public Service and being part of this means you gain great insights and exposure.

Our value proposition 

Work that makes a difference

We enable you to be involved in significant and meaningful work, with system-wide impact that makes a positive difference for New Zealand and New Zealanders.


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Development and opportunity rich

We are a development and opportunity rich organisation. We have high expectations and will help you to succeed in your current job and your career. 


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Flexible by design

We provide flexibility, tools and equipment to help you do your best work in a modern, vibrant and collaborative working environment. 


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Positive workplace culture

We embrace diversity and fostering an inclusive, respectful and non-hierarchical culture, built on our kawa and public service values.


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Commitment to Māori and te Tiriti

We give you a variety of opportunities to grow your capability, understand te ao Māori perspectives, practice tikanga and use te reo Māori in our work, as part of Te Angitū — our Māori strategy.

As a good employer, we engage in a range of initiatives that support our commitment to you and help us deliver on our value proposition:

  • Rainbow tick: We are proud to have the Rainbow Tick accreditation and continue to put a focus on celebrating the richness our Rainbow communities bring to our workplace and our mahi.
  • Wellbeing support: we take a holistic approach to provide services and activities that support and boost your wellbeing, including wellbeing payments to cover gym or sports memberships, preventative health screening and a confidential employee assistance programme.
  • Employee networks: we have a range of employee networks and a social club that focus on celebrating the richness and diversity in our workplace, building our cross-Commission and Public Service relationships.
  • Addressing pay gaps: As part of Kia Toipoto, we are committed to continuing to reduce and close any gender, Māori, Pacific and ethnic pay gaps and create a fair and equitable workplace for all. To achieve this, we focus on transparency, equitable pay outcomes, leadership and representation, effective career and leadership development, eliminating all forms of bias and discrimination and offer flexible-work-by-default.


Our Kawa

Our team is made up of people with broad and diverse backgrounds. Our work is far-reaching, and the skill sets and experience we need are varied.

Our Kawa was developed with and for our people and acts as our charter, which guides the way we do things at the Commission in order to succeed.

The image has 4 parts, shown in 4 circles with text underneath each. The first circle has a picture of a rocket with the text: We are bold and brave. Matakite. The second circle has a heart between 2 hands with the text: We value each other. Manaakitanga. The third circle has a picture of a biology cell with the text: We are unified in service: Kotahitanga. The fourth circle has a fern with the text: We deliver for Aotearoa NZ; Whakapau kaha.

Te Angitū Māori Capability Strategy

The Commission continues to develop our organisation’s capability to deliver and perform at our best. This includes modelling best practices for the Public Service and enabling us to lead and serve as a high-performing organisation and a great place to work.

Te Angitū draws on the work of Te Arawhiti to transform leadership through Whāinga Amorangi using their Māori Crown Relations capability framework. It incorporates Te Mahere Reo Māori i Te Kawa Mataaho, our Māori language plan to grow a te reo Māori-confident and capable workforce. We have formed a cross-Commission team, Te Rōpū Angitū, to help champion the strategy, organise cultural events, celebrate good practice and support wider culture change in teams.

Our organisation’s goal is that, by 2024, our staff will be able to confidently understand, value and participate in te ao Māori in a way that enables our organisation to support the Māori Crown relationship. We give our staff a variety of opportunities to grow their capability, understand te ao Māori perspectives, practice tikanga and use te reo Māori in our work, as part of Te Angitū.