Manager: Policy & Partnerships

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    6 months ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 27-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/123515
  • Job Title: Manager: Policy & Partnerships
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Manager: Policy & Partnership

Manager: Policy and Partnerships


New Zealand Police
Police National Headquarters, Wellington

Permanent, Fulltime

Police Employee/Office of Constable

Remuneration Starting from: $133.365,00

Job Req: 28341


About the role:


Are you an experienced and enthusiastic manager looking to make a real difference?


Do you want to lead and shape policies that support the policing of New Zealanders and build on your cross-agency experience?


Can you use your relationship skills to influence and lead others across Police and our sector partners?


If you are an experienced leader and these questions spark your curiosity then we want to hear from you!


The Policy and Partnerships Group at New Zealand Police provides advice to the Minister of Police and Police Executive on public policy issues. Our work is delivered by four permanent policy teams (National Security & International Policy; Criminal Justice Policy; Transport & Health Policy, and Prevention & Social Policy). We have also established a temporary Firearms Policy team following the 15th March Christchurch terror attacks.


We are recruiting a Manager to lead our Prevention & Social Policy team. We work right across policing and with partner agencies to deliver public policy change that helps us deliver our mission of being the safest country.


The Prevention & Social Policy team provides advice on a wide range of policy issues, from family violence, sexual violence, and building community resilience to organised crime through to youth justice, child and youth wellbeing, and homelessness.


We develop government policy and cross government strategies, and influence legislative and other change across the justice system. 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.


As a Manager in the Policy and Partnerships Group, you will:

  • Manage and support your team to deliver their best work, expand their knowledge, develop their skills and function as a high performing team
  • Contribute to the leadership and management of the Policy and Partnerships Group
  • Lead analysis and development of high quality advice on policy projects initiated by the Minister of Police or Police Executive
  • Work as a partner on policy issues and legislation, often developed by and with other agencies and cross government groups
  • Provide an effective link between policy formulation and operational policing to develop a whole-of-police position.


Successful candidates will be expected to bring a range of relevant management ability, policy skills, knowledge and experience to the role.


This appointment will be made to the Prevention and Social Policy team within the Policy and Partnerships Group, with flexibility to manage different teams within the Policy and Partnerships Group in the future as required.


What you’ll bring:


Being part of the Police whānau is about being our best to ensure our communities are safe and feel safe. Our Core Competencies provide a shared understanding of the behaviours, leadership and technical competence required for success at each level of Police. Whilst we are looking for skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the role, we also place high importance on your state of mind, the alignment of your values with ours, your ability to contribute to and build high performing teams, and the way that you lead yourself or others.


This role is set at Leader/Manager level, this means your key purpose is “to lead tactics for Our Business and enable people to deliver them”.


We will ask you questions based on “How we will deliver Our Business – Core Competencies” and the appropriate role level.


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About us:


Our mission is to be the safest country by delivering services that ensure New Zealand communities are confident, safe and secure.


Working Flexibly:


Your wellbeing inside and outside of work is important to us. We’re open to discussing flexible working options that work for both you and the business.


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How to apply:


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Applications close, 5:00pm Tuesday 9th February 2021