Manager Strategic Policy

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
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  • Category: Policy and Analysis
  • Location: Wellington (Te Whanganui a Tara)
  • Date Advertised: 27-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: APA/1507474
  • Job Title: Manager Strategic Policy
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  • Summary:
  • Full time Permanent Position
  • Strategic Projects
  • Training and mentoring opportunity

 ‘Kotahi anō te kaupapa, ko te oranga o te iwi’  –  ‘There is only one purpose to our work:  the wellness and wellbeing of our people.


Mō mātou | About us

The Manager Strategic Policy is one of two Policy Managers responsible for providing advice to the Minister and Chief Executive on strategic policy issues that contribute to improving outcomes for Māori and supporting the delivery of our strategy, Hōkai Rangi. The Manager Strategic Policy has a role supporting the Department in critical areas such as rehabilitation and re-integration, kaiwhakamana policy, and the management of high risk individuals. This position also has a pivotal role working across the Justice Sector on Criminal Justice transformation.


The strategic policy team frequently provides advice on the potential impacts of legislative change, so a strong understanding of the machinery of government and some familiarity with how the justice sector operates are required for the role. Inclusion of Maori and Pacific perspectives in all policy development and advice is important; so too is a willingness to work in a collaborative and consultative way with your fellow policy manager.


Mō te tūnga | About the role

As Manager Strategic Policy, you would lead a team comprised of staff at adviser, senior and principal level. You would be responsible for the provision and delivery of policy advice on specific issues, taking into account current and proposed legislation, resourcing implications, demographic trends, cultural factors, advice and proposals from other government agencies, and sector initiatives already underway.

This is an exciting opportunity to make your mark and continue to develop and implement best practice policy, and insights on behalf of the Department. 


Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

An ability to work collaboratively with partner agencies is critical to the success of the strategic policy work programme, as is a keen sense of how the work of Ara Poutama Aotearoa can help drive the Government’s wider social and justice sector objectives.


To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following attributes and experience:

  • Work across the Justice sector to identify levers and enablers that achieve change and ensure wellbeing outcomes for Māori in the criminal justice system.
  • Work with agency partners and stakeholders on areas of greatest inter-connectedness and value.
  • Understand the environmental context that will help deliver the intent and goals of Hōkai Rangi.
  • Facilitates excellent working relationship across Ara Poutama Aotearoa and the Justice system.
  • Partners with operational colleagues and the Justice sector to ensure that the needs of people, including people in our care, are taken into account in policy development.
  • Provide policy support for improving outcomes for Māori and delivering on the intent of Hōkai Rangi.
  • Strengthening our relationships other Government agencies to improve outcomes with and for Māori.
  • Work closely with Rautaki Māori to ensure a Te Ao Māori worldview is incorporated into policy development. 
  • Leads on sector wide policy development and advises for Ara Poutama Aotearoa.

Further info

The salary range for this role is $151,619 – 214,050.  Appointments are based on demonstrable skills and experience relevant to the role.  The role is based in National Office, Wellington. 

To apply, please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter (PDF) describing your motivation for wanting to join Ara Poutama Aotearoa, highlighting relevant skills and experience.  Alignment to our kaupapa and values is critical to our success – we ask that you provide examples which reflect and demonstrate this.

Note:  We will be reviewing applicants through the advertising process and could be advising outcomes of your application before the role closes. 

Applications close 11pm on Sunday 14 February.