Head of the Auckland Policy Office

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 day ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Part Time
  • Category: Policy and Research
  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 10-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1455316
  • Job Title: Head of the Auckland Policy Office
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  • Summary:
  • Key strategic role connecting Auckland with government policy
  • Trusted advisor to a range of executive level stakeholders
  • Potential for flexible hours, approx 0.8 FTE position


About the role:

The Head of the Auckland Policy Office (APO) is a key position connecting Auckland with government outcomes.  The primary purpose of the role is to ensure a joined up, integrated and aligned approach to advancing economic, social, environmental and cultural outcomes in the Auckland region.  It is policy focussed but considers the nexus between policy and operations.

The Head of the APO will be a source of intelligence to the APO Chief Executive Governance Group whilst maintaining a dotted reporting line to MBIE’s Chief Executive.  The office is responsible for bringing an informed Auckland perspective on the development of central government policy and how it impacts on Auckland and national economic growth for New Zealand.

As the Head of the APO, you will provide overall leadership to the office.  As a confident and influential communicator, you will ensure delivery on an agreed cross-agency work programme and a joined-up government approach by managing, facilitating and negotiating a wide range of diverse stakeholders, including public services, iwi and business. 

We are looking for a highly successful leader who has:

  • Significant experience at a senior level leading strategic policy functions within the public sector or a large complex private sector organisation.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and motivate people especially during times of change.
  • A reputation for political nous and proven track record of building and maintaining the trust of senior colleagues, Ministers and other senior officials
  • Proven leadership and involvement in Auckland issues and concerns including a substantial understanding of the New Zealand economy.
  • Demonstrated deep understanding of how New Zealand State Services operate.
  • Experience in contributing to the development and implementation of organisational operating models.


How to apply:

To discuss this role confidentially please contact Amy Tea on 027 435 3000 or Jo Bell on 021 173 3523 Click on the APPLY button below to view a position description and complete your application. All applications must be submitted via our online process.

Please note, to be considered for this position you:

  • Must have the legal right to work in New Zealand
  • Must have the ability to gain and maintain a national security clearance to Confidential level


Applications close at 10am on Sunday 29th March 2020.