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 also 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

We are made up of people with broad, diverse backgrounds. Our work is far-reaching so the skill sets we need are as varied as our people, however we do look for the following attributes in all of our employees.

  • The ability to own results through being a self-starter and seeing the bigger picture.
  • Being able to mobilise others and work collaboratively.
  • Willingness to deliver through demonstrating agility and execution.

Why join us?

There are so many reasons to join SSC. Our people enjoy the opportunity to be involved in captivating, impactful work that benefits our country. We are at the heart of New Zealand's public service which means you will gain insight and exposure to the whole State sector. You will be encouraged to share your talents with us and help make a difference to New Zealanders, for current and future generations.

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What we offer at SSC

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

  • Professional development
    Excellent learning and development resources to support your professional development. You will also have access to knowledge based resources such as the SSC library, articles and research provided through our information management function as well as invitations to attend presentations from visiting professionals.
  • Employee well-being
    Our employees receive many benefits to assist their well-being such as a contribution towards a gym or sports membership, preventative health screening and reimbursement of some costs for vision care. We also offer an employee assistance programme should you ever need it to help you through challenging times.
  • Social events
    Opportunities to get involved in a range of social events to celebrate anything - from World Cup sporting events to charity events like the Fashion For A Cause clothes swap.
  • Work-life balance
    Support for work-life balance and flexible working arrangements.


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