Assistant Policy Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category:
  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 31-JAN-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/1535
  • Job Title: Assistant Policy Advisor
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Assistant Policy Advisor


Remuneration range: $59,634.00 – $80,683.00

Permanent, Full-time

Job Requisition ID 15041


Are you an enthusiastic problem solver looking to make a real difference?

Would you like the opportunity to develop policy that aims to reduce harm to all New Zealanders?

If you are interested in a policy career and these questions spark your curiosity, then we want to hear from you!


About us


The purpose of New Zealand Police is for everyone to be safe and feel safe. Our mission is to be the safest country, and our people come to work to make a difference in the lives of everyday New Zealanders.


We are proud supporters of diversity and inclusion at New Zealand Police. We believe that people are our greatest asset. It’s our people that set us apart and build trust and confidence in communities. We support and encourage a culture where you can bring your whole self to work.


The role


The Policy and Partnerships Group within NZ Police is recruiting for Assistant Policy Advisors to join the Group, as we continue to grow.


The Group provides advice on a wide range of policy issues, from family harm, mental health, drugs and transport safety to firearms, organised crime, national security and terrorism.


The diversity of our business makes for a fascinating and challenging range of policy opportunities in the sectors we span. We provide strategically aligned policy advice whilst remaining firmly connected to operational demands and practice. The work environment is fast paced and dynamic, and our work affects New Zealanders every day.


Our work is delivered by four permanent policy teams (National Security and International; Justice; Transport and Crime Prevention). We have also established a temporary Firearms Policy team to deliver an ambitious work programme following the 15 March Christchurch terror attacks.


Appointments will be to the Group, and the positions may be placed in any of the policy teams. However, we’d be interested in hearing about your particular areas of interest.


Competencies – Level 1 Individual Contributor


•             Communicate

•             Partner

•             Solve


For more information on the above core competencies, head to How We Do Things. For more information Our Values, click here.

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If this position sounds like you, click APPLY NOW or visit our Police website:  and select ‘Current vacancies’ to apply today!


IMPORTANT: Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs Website are no longer considered. Please visit our Police website:  and select ‘Current vacancies’ to apply for this position.


PLEASE NOTE: If you are an existing Police Employee, you must apply through our internal Careers site and include your QID number in your application.


If this position sounds like you, click apply now. You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae which provides a brief account of your relevant skills and experience. In addition, you must complete an application form telling us why you are interested in applying for the position and how you meet the Core Competencies of the role, using no more than 4000 characters (including spaces), approximately 600-650 words per section. For further assistance, please click here


If you are an existing Contractor working for Police, you must apply through the NZ Police career site and create a profile as an external candidate. Please do not include your QID.


 Additional Information:


•             Successful applicant must reside in the Wellington area

•             Multiple positions available


Working flexibly


We’re open to discussing flexible working options that work for both you and the business. NZ Police is committed to providing the best environment to help you perform to your potential, and your wellbeing inside and outside of work is important to us too.



For enquiries, please contact Jessica Harris,


Applications close at 5pm, Friday 14th February 2020.