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Policy Analysts

Full time
Expires in: EXPIRED
Posted by:Ministry of Health
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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

  • Shape how we support mental wellbeing for all people in Aotearoa New Zealand 
  • Join a skilled team in Mental Health and Addiction Strategy and Policy  
  • Salary midpoint of $83,085 - actual salary dependent on your experience

Policy Analysts – Mental Health and Addiction

  • An exciting opportunity for two policy analysts to join us in shaping how we support the mental wellbeing of all people in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Craft advice to Ministers and decision-makers on ways to transform our approach to mental health and wellbeing, substance use, and addiction.
  • Salary midpoint of $83,085– actual salary dependent on your experience.

Come join our inclusive, supportive, and engaged team of strategy and policy professionals. Play a key part in important mahi such as progressing Kia Manawanui Aotearoa, our long-term pathway to mental wellbeing, be part of the team working to repeal and replace the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992 and support our mahi to reduce drug-related harm. 


Ko wai mātou - About Us 

At Manatū Hauora – Ministry of Health we are the kaitiaki of the health system, providing leadership and driving strategy and performance. We regulate the health sector and are the primary source of advice on health matters. Our mahi ensures New Zealanders are cared for by a health system that is innovative, future focussed and world leading. 

Ko tōu ake mahi - What You'll Do 

As a policy analyst you will tackle challenging problems to provide advice and support to the work of the Mental Health and Addiction Strategy and Policy Group within Manatū Hauora. Your work informs Ministers, Government, senior officials, and other stakeholders with accurate and clear communication. The kind of work you are involved with could include repealing and replacing the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992, working to reduce drug-related harm, or improving mental wellbeing of our tamariki and rangatahi, among many other things. 

Mental health and addiction are key issues for people and whānau across the country and our mahi has impact on everyone, including those who experience inequities, and whānau keeping themselves mentally well. 


Ko ngā pukenga ōu - What You'll Bring 

  • Tertiary qualification in a health or relevant field and/or equivalent experience
  • Experience of strategy and policy work; government structures and relevant legislation is beneficial
  • Analytical skills including consideration of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Proven ability to manage competing priorities
  • Good communication, writing and relationship management skills
  • Lived experience in mental health and/or addiction will be considered favourably.


Ko te mahi i tō mātou whare - What We Bring  

At Manatū Hauora we foster a culture where people work collaboratively and look out for each other. Other great things about working here include:  

  • Flexible working options   
  • A generous Wellbeing | Hauora contribution  
  • A modern, bright office, with an in-house café.  

Ngā Uaratanga – Our Values 

Our Values underpin how we work together and with the health and disability sector, public service colleagues and communities. 

  • Manaakitanga –We show care, inclusion, respect, support, trust, and kindness to each other 
  • Kaitiakitanga –We preserve and maintain an environment that enables our people to thrive 
  • Whakapono –We have trust and faith in each other to do the right thing 
  • Kōkiri ngātahi – We commit and work together towards a common purpose 

Me pēhea te tono - How to Apply 

To view the position description and apply, please follow the online process at our Careers Website. Please ensure you upload a CV and covering letter with all applications. If you have any questions email the recruitment team at Applications close on Sunday, 26 November 2023. To apply, you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – For information on work visa eligibility, check out the Immigration New Zealand website.  

We value diversity and are committed to working in an inclusive and respectful way. We welcome applicants from all walks of life and appreciate the richness of experience that your point of difference could bring to us. Please contact us if there is any support we can provide to ensure the recruitment process is accessible to you.