‘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:
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.