Senior Advisor - Strategy | Wellington
|Category:||Policy and Research|
|Position Type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Attachments:|| JD Senior Policy Advisor.pdf (PDF, 380KB)
|Application Close Date:||17-Oct-2018|
If you want to be a part of transforming the building regulatory system for New Zealand and making a real difference for New Zealanders, then this is the role for you. In this job you will:
- Help set the strategic direction of the building system for New Zealand
- Support the sustainable growth and development of workforce skills to meet the needs of the building and construction sector
- Help define how the built environment can support the Government's climate change objectives
We are looking for a Senior Policy Advisor to join an energetic and driven team to set and drive the strategic direction for the building system. We have a significant strategic programme and you will have an opportunity to contribute to wide-ranging work, from what skills we need to drive and sustainably grow the sector to how the built environment can respond effectively to technological and climate change.
About the role
The Senior Policy Advisor is part of the System Strategy and Performance team. In this role you will be responsible for development of strategic policy and working alongside our operational policy and design teams and partners in MBIE and other agencies to action the strategy. This is a fantastic opportunity to shape and impact positive change for New Zealand's building system that will benefit all New Zealanders.
In the System Strategy and Performance team you will work with our data, research and evaluation experts and external stakeholders, to develop evidence-based policy, strategy and performance measures, and with our policy and implementation teams to effect the intended change.
You will work closely with the team's Principal Advisor to support the strategy development and review cycle. You'll get to lead and contribute to projects that investigate longer term trends and implications for the regulatory system so that we can appropriately prepare for the risks and opportunities ahead of us. You'll also play a key role in leading the development of material for the Building Advisory Panel, which provides MBIE with independent strategic advice on issues facing the construction sector.
About the team and branch
The System Strategy and Performance team sits at the front of the end-to-end policy process in the Building System Performance branch. The team is responsible for leading the development of the regulatory system and branch strategy and frameworks, informed by robust system performance monitoring, research and evaluation.
You will be joining a new team with a new mandate to define the strategic direction for the system and support the branch in how we can best support and deliver to our role in the system.
This is a great opportunity to take on a role that allows you to work through the strategy cycle from design right through to review.
Skills and Experience
We are looking for enthusiastic people with diverse perspectives and backgrounds, who love an intellectual challenge. We are keen to hear from you if you are:
- An experienced policy professional who can think strategically and use research and data to inform your work.
- Experienced in applying strategy and/or policy in a regulatory setting.
- A superb communicator with influencing skills that will allow you to work collaboratively within MBIE and across government.
- Able to demonstrate extensive knowledge and experience of the machinery of government.
MBIE is New Zealand's largest policy shop and we're committed to developing our staff
MBIE is one of the country's largest public sector agencies and we employ more policy people than anyone else in New Zealand across a huge range of policy areas. You could have an entire policy career here in MBIE and never work on the same thing again. While we appreciate you may start off providing advice on the building system we know that in the future you may want to try something new, and we can help make that happen through secondments and voluntary rotations.
Developing our policy staff is a key focus for MBIE. We have a policy competency framework, so you know what's required of you now and what you need to do to progress in the future and we offer the learning and development support to help you get there.
To submit an expression of interest:
Please submit your application online by clicking on the ‘Apply Online' button. This will allow you to register your details and upload your CV and covering letter.
To find out more about this position, please download a copy of the position description, or if you would like more information please contact Fi Sanderson on Fi.email@example.com.
Applications close at 5 pm on Wednesday 17 October 2018.