Policy Advisor / Senior Policy Advisor / Principal Advisor | Wellington
|Category:||Policy and Research|
|Position Type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Principal Policy Advisor Final August 2016.pdf (PDF, 395KB)
Senior Policy Advisor June 2015.pdf (PDF, 388KB)
Policy Advisor June 2015.pdf (PDF, 342KB)
|Application Close Date:||25-Feb-2019|
- Be the builders of change in the building system!
- Join a growing, energetic and passionate team
- Be part of the biggest reform of the building regulatory system in the last 15 years.
We are looking for experienced policy professionals to look at the challenges and create a better building sector - not only for those in the industry, but for all New Zealanders.
Play your part in shaping one of New Zealand's leading sectors that employs 250,000 workers and is set to contribute more than $41 billion to New Zealand's economy in 2023.
About the roles
This is your opportunity to practice and develop the full ambit of your policy craft to ensure the spaces where New Zealanders live and work are safe and durable. No previous building systems experience is required, as you are able to leverage the knowledge and industry experience of our in-house building system experts. You will be supported by a range of experienced policy professionals from across the organisation to help test your thinking and support your career development.
- As a Principal Policy Advisor you will have plenty of latitude to use your intellectual leadership to drive policy reform across all key aspects of our complex building regulatory system. As a seasoned policy professional, we offer you the chance to hone your people leadership skills by coaching and mentoring others in your team.
- As a Senior Policy Advisor you are able to think strategically across a wide range of issues and apply critical thinking and analytical skills to challenge the status quo. You'll have the opportunity to develop, lead and deliver significant policy projects within a high-priority government sector.
- As a Policy Advisor you will have the opportunity to grow your policy career within a large and diverse organisation. We care about your professional development and offer a portfolio of bespoke policy trainings which will be made available to you.
What we do
We are the stewards and the central regulator of New Zealand's building system. Our role is to work with sector stakeholders to deliver and support compliance with fit-for-purpose, future focussed building regulation that protects people's safety and property, promotes sustainability and strengthens the performance of the building industry.
Skills and experience for these roles
As an experienced policy professional, you will need to demonstrate your ability to:
- Get to the heart of an issue quickly
- Solve problems and generate ideas
- Produce high quality briefings and Cabinet papers for Ministers
- Influence others and work collaboratively
- Understand the machinery of government
In addition, as Principal Advisor you will need to demonstrate your ability to:
- Lead complex regulatory policy projects
- Collaborate with technical experts
- Coach and develop team members
- Influence critical decision makers such as Ministers and sector leaders to drive change
- Develop regulatory solutions and take legislation through Parliament
- Understand the strategic context and current policy agenda and priorities
- Apply foresight and judgement to identify what is important in the medium and long term
Come work with smart and driven people that want to make a difference
MBIE is an incredibly diverse organisation, employing more than 4,000 people across a range of roles. We share a commitment to growing New Zealand for all.
We create opportunities for our people to gain experience in different parts of our organisation.
We are committed to providing more contemporary, flexible ways of working so our people can work in a way that best suits them, their work and their life. That includes giving our people more choice about when, how and where they work.
Click on the APPLY button below in order to start the online application process. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.
We welcome your questions and enquiries regarding these roles. Please feel free to email Marg.Kennedy@mbie.govt.nz quoting ref MBIE/1378412.
Applications close on Sunday 24th February 2019.