Senior Policy Advisor | Tourism Policy | Wellington
|Category:||Policy and Research|
|Position Type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Senior Policy Advisor - Position Description.pdf (PDF, 1,019KB)
|Application Close Date:||20-Oct-2021|
Senior Policy Advisor, Tourism Policy
Salary Range: $101,000- $132,000
- Play a key role in leading the recovery of tourism in New Zealand.
- Tackle some of the longstanding challenges in the sector and help build a more sustainable, regenerative tourism model in New Zealand
About the role
Do you care about how New Zealand welcomes visitors, when the chance returns? Do you want to help shape the future of one of New Zealand's most important industries? Do you want to be part of a dynamic, supportive policy team, driving innovative reform?
There's never been a more important time to work in Tourism. With our borders closed to international visitors there's an opportunity to address some of the systemic challenges arising from high visitor growth, support our communities most impacted by the lack of international visitors and plan to reconnect to the world again when the time is right.
We're looking for a talented senior policy advisor to join our tourism policy team. In this role you will have the opportunity to:
- Tackle some of the longstanding challenges in the tourism sector in New Zealand, and help to rebuild a tourism sector that gives back more to our people and the planet.
- Contribute to the Tourism Industry Transformation Plan, an opportunity to rebuild tourism in New Zealand on a more sustainable, regenerative model, working in direct partnership with industry, iwi and unions.
- Support the introduction of a new regulatory regime for freedom camping, which will make changes to the way people travel around and experience New Zealand.
- Lead on the delivery of policy advice across a range of topics
- Collaborate with colleagues across government and regularly engage with the tourism sector.
- Bring a creative approach to problem solving and a strong attention to detail to ensure we continue to produce work of the highest quality.
- Join a dedicated branch focussed on building tourism back better.
- Mentor and support the development of team members.
Desired skills and experience
- A minimum of 2 years' experience in government policy (operational or otherwise)
- Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
- Strong analytical skills
- A relevant tertiary qualification.
About the team:
The Tourism branch is responsible for a range of Policy, Operational-Policy, Operational, and Event functions. Prior to COVID-19, tourism was New Zealand's largest industry and biggest export earner, accounting for 6% of GDP, and 8% of employment. Most regions of New Zealand regarded tourism as part of their economic lifeblood.
Significant policy challenges are emerging as the sector recovers and rebuilds as New Zealand reconnects with the world. Policy and operational policy teams will play a crucial role in leading recovery for the tourism industry.
Why work for us?
Developing our staff is a key focus for MBIE. We aim to create a culture where staff are empowered to bring fresh perspectives to issues and to think outside the box. MBIE offers significant opportunity for developing experience across a broad variety of areas. We encourage excellence and proactively support development through on-the-job learning, training courses, conferences and seminars.
The purpose of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to Grow New Zealand for All. Our goal is to create a strong and high-performing economy by creating an environment that supports businesses to become more productive and internationally competitive.
How to apply:
Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website. You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.
You must have the legal right to live and work in NZ.
We welcome your questions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting ref MBIE/1571386
Applications close at 5pm on 20 October 2021