Senior Policy Advisor | Wellington
|Category:||Policy and Research|
|Position Type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Attachments:|| Senior Policy Advisor - Position Description.pdf (PDF, 1,019KB)
ESIP and WRSP Team profiles October 2021.pdf (PDF, 497KB)
|Application Close Date:||31-Oct-2021|
Salary Range $101,940 to $132,417
MBIE has a diverse range of policy work programmes that help build the economic success of New Zealand. Our purpose is “grow New Zealand for all” and our policy work makes a difference to many aspects of New Zealanders' daily lives.
We have a well-established public policy community who work across a wide range of subjects; from to labour + employment, healthy + safety to immigration policy.
Our work programmes are as interesting as they are varied.
Our Employment, Skills, and Immigration Policy and Workplace Relations and Safety Policy branches have Senior Policy Advisor vacancies in the following high performing policy teams:
- Immigration Policy – Skills & Residence
- Skills and Employment Policy
- Employment Relations Policy
- Employment Standards Policy
- Health and Safety Policy
- International Labour Policy
Check out the current work programme and about each of the teams in the profile attached.
About our Senior Policy Advisors
Our Senior Policy Advisors work on complex and high profile government policy projects. They apply their policy expertise to deliver results for New Zealand. They use their strong communication and influencing skills to engage and work collaboratively with various groups. They have great knowledge of legislative frameworks and processes, Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles, and a strong understanding of the wider political environment to better position New Zealand for the future.
Our Senior Policy Advisors work across different levels to share their own knowledge with others. With the wide variety of work across the different policy areas, there are numerous development opportunities to grow and build their careers within MBIE.
About our MBIE policy community
MBIE has a diverse range of policy, regulatory and service delivery responsibilities that help build the economic success of New Zealand. This work is all the more important with many key government priorities being delivered in 2021 and beyond. There couldn't be a better time to join us and make an impact!
MBIE has a well-established public policy community. We work with multiple Ministers across a wide range of subjects; from building and resources, to science and innovation, to Maori economic development, to labour and employment, plus many more. Our work programmes are as interesting as they are varied. For more information go to: MBIE Policy Community.
Who we are looking for?
We are looking for motivated people with experience in problem solving complex problems and formulating high-quality policy advice for a range of stakeholders and projects. You may be a seasoned policy professional looking for that next challenge or ready to take your next step into a Senior Policy Advisor role – we'd love to hear from you!
Desired skills + experience
- Experience leading complex policy projects within central government
- Understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles and application of these in public policy and in partnership with Māori
- Wide ranging knowledge of policy development disciplines and processes
- Strong stakeholder relationship building, influencing and engagement skills to gain the cooperation and commitment of others
- Demonstrated capability in working with Ministers, senior public service officials, internal and external stakeholders
- Passion for leading and coaching others to develop their policy craft and take their careers to the next level
- The ability to work through ambiguity and deliver results
Come join us and make a difference to New Zealanders
Click on the APPLY button to submit your CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.
We welcome your enquiries – please contact: Jane.Ransfield@mbie.govt.nz quoting ref MBIE/1571480
Applications close 5pm 31 October 2021