Head of Policy and Research

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 30-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/POLANDRES
  • Job Title: Head of Policy and Research
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Type: Fixed-term (Until 2023)
Hours: Full-time
Location: Wellington

Transforming the way, we, as a nation, care for children, young people and vulnerable adults in our communities.

About the role

As the Head of Policy and Research, this is your opportunity to be part of the biggest Royal Commission New Zealand has ever seen. You will be responsible for leading the Policy and Research contribution, providing real insights to critical stakeholders and informing the changes that will benefit future generations in care.

This role will also lead, develop and coach a team of high performing research and policy professionals and ensure that all programmes are delivered on time and within the scope of this Commission. This will be an extremely rewarding role, with some exciting challenges along the way.

What you’ll bring for success:

  • Significant Policy and Research experience: exceptional knowledge of research methodologies and processes, and a strong understanding and experience across a range of public policy initiatives
  • Proven leadership experience, empowering high performing teams
  • Significant experience in senior roles in a complex organisations
  • Experience leading and establishing new frameworks including standing up processes
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • Confident in culturally and disability inclusive approaches including tikanga Māori
  • Previous experience with NVivo is desirable
  • Availability to travel throughout New Zealand

Your work life balance is important to us, and we offer flexible working arrangements. We have a commitment to diversity. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences. We aim to ensure that every one of our people has a sense of belonging within our organisation.

About us

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care was established in February 2018. Over the next four years, the Inquiry will investigate the abuse and neglect of children, young people and vulnerable adults who were in the care of State and faith-based institutions in New Zealand between 1950 and 1999 and examine ways to stop further abuse.

The Royal Commission is committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Māori Partnership team bring a kaupapa, tikanga and te reo Māori focus to the development of the Inquiry work programme.

Opportunities like this are few and far between; will you join us on our journey?

How to apply

Please submit your CV, application form, and a cover letter to recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz

Application form can be found at: https://www.abuseincare.org.nz/footer-navigation/jobs/

Applications close: Wednesday, 13 November 2019.

For more information on the Royal Commission please see our website or contact Recruitment@abuseincare.org.nz