Exciting opportunities at the State Services Commission

Now is the perfect time to join SSC

The State Services Commission (SSC) is responsible for ensuring performance excellence and high standards of integrity across New Zealand's State services. We are proud to be leading the biggest transformation in a generation within the State sector.

To succeed in driving change and delivering better public services, we need smart, talented, and driven people who relish the opportunity to work on complex issues, can see the big picture, and inspire others.

With SSC you will have the opportunity to work on issues that matter across the State sector and help deliver results for our most important stakeholders: the people of New Zealand.

Our people and Kawa

Our professional 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/Charter details the way we do things at Te Kawa Mataaho;

  • Matakite – We are bold and brave
  • Manaakitanga – We value each other
  • Kotahitanga – We are unified in service
  • Whakapau kaha – We deliver for Aotearoa New Zealand.

Why join us?

There are many reasons to join SSC:

  • Our people enjoy the opportunity to be involved in meaningful and impactful work that benefits our country.
  • We are at the heart of New Zealand's public service and being part of this means you gain great insights and exposure across the system.
  • We need your skills, knowledge, and experience to help make a difference to New Zealanders – for current and future generations.

Working for the State Services Commission

What we offer you

As well as the opportunity to be involved in interesting work that makes a long-term difference to New Zealand, we also offer the following:

A great working environment
At Te Kawa Mataaho we foster an inclusive, respectful, and positive working environment. It is important that our teams reflect the communities that we serve.

  • Rainbow tick: We are proud to have the Rainbow Tick accreditation and continue to put a focus on celebrating the richness our diversity brings to our workplace and our mahi.
  • Gender pay gap: As an employer we are committed to continuing to reduce our already low gender pay gap and creating a fair and equitable workplace for all. We will achieve this through our transparent gender pay gap action plan. As part of this plan, we encourage flexible work, ensure that our people practices are free from conscious and unconscious bias and are focussing on gender balance in all roles, with transparent career progression opportunities.
  • Flexible work arrangements enable our diverse workforce: We are on track to implement Flexible Work By Default by July 2020.

A focus on your wellbeing
We take a holistic approach to wellbeing, working together to promote and enrich each other’s wellbeing. We provide services and activities that support and boost your wellbeing. These include wellbeing payments to cover gym or sports membership or preventative health screening. A confidential employee assistance programme is offered should you need support through challenging times.

Professional development
We are a development rich organisation. We learn from each other over weekly Staff Talks, have access to knowledge-based resources, and regularly receive invitations to attend presentations from visiting professionals.

Social events and employee networks
Opportunities to get involved in a range of social events where we enjoy each other’s company in a relaxed setting. Mid-winter games evenings to charity support events. You could also get involved in our social club committee and bring your great ideas to life for all of us! We have several formal and informal employee networks, which help build cross-commission relationships and more diverse conversations across our team.

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