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Senior Advisor Policy

Wellington Region
Full time
Expires in: EXPIRED
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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Senior Policy Advisor- Wellington

Permanent- Full Time


Tuia te tika

Tuia te pono

Tuia te aroha

Mai i te pō ki te ao mārama.


Weave what is just and right

Weave what is honest and true

Weave with genuine intentions

From a state of darkness to the world of enlightenment


Nei rā te reo pōhiri o Ātea a Rangi

E pāorooro atu nei ki ngā maunga kārangaranga puta noa.
Nau mai e te ihi
Nau mai e te wehi
Nau mai e te whakamataku


Te whiwhinga mahi/The Opportunity

  • Ensuring our advice is strongly whakaaro Māori based and advances the interests of wellbeing outcomes for Māori and all New Zealanders
  • Contributing to policy and strategy work that is being led by others across the Group by providing accurate, objective analysis and advice within specified timeframes

As a Senior Advisor, you will be responsible for supporting the achievement of the Ministry's objectives by leading and contributing to the development of timely, accurate, whakaaro Māori based advice on complex policy issues.

This position requires someone who is able to manage their time across multiple pieces of work, while maintaining the delivery of high quality advice. The role is expected to be agile, and at times may provide for movement among the different teams and policy and strategy areas across the broader Ātea a Rangi Group.


He pūkenga tou/Skills and Experience

  • A tertiary degree in a relevant field or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience
  • Providing written reports and presentation to a high standard, including high levels of accuracy
  • Providing policy advice in a public sector organisation and demonstrable experience in a relevant field
  • An understanding of public sector systems and processes, including accountability requirements and the use of performance information to inform decision-making.

Competency in te reo rangatira me ōna tikanga is highly valued however it is not a requirement for the role.

See the job description for more information about the skills and experience for the role.


Ko wai mātou/Who we are

 At Te Tāhū o te Ture - the Ministry of Justice, we're committed to working together for a fair and safe Aotearoa.

Joining Te Tāhū o te Ture means you will become part of an organisation that welcomes and supports people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disabilities and religions. 


He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu/Why you will enjoy working here

We offer you a range of benefits to support your wellbeing and help make the Ministry a great place to be. These include:

  • 22 days holiday leave
  • flexible work arrangements where possible
  • an online professional development portal
  • access to a variety of inclusive and proactive networks

See our full range of benefits here.

With a wide range of jobs, you also get the chance to gain a variety of skills and experience while developing your career.


Utu ā-tau/Salary

 The appointing salary for this role is $110,766 - $154,680 based on skills and experience.


Tono mai/How to Apply

To apply, click the Apply button below to be directed to our Careers Website. You can view a detailed position description here, as well as complete an online application form by attaching your CV and cover letter.

Applications close on Wednesday 24 November 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact

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