Manager: Transport and Health Policy

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 03-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/1414233
  • Job Title: Manager: Transport and Health Policy
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Manager: Transport and Health Policy

Police National Headquarters, Wellington

Salary Range: $130,703 – $176,870.00

Permanent, Fulltime

Job Requisition ID 16101


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!


About us

The purpose of New Zealand Police is for everyone to be safe and feel safe. Our mission is to be the safest country, and our people come to work to make a difference in the lives of everyday New Zealanders.


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 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 15 March Christchurch terror attacks.


We are proud supporters of diversity and inclusion at New Zealand Police. We believe that people are our greatest asset. It’s our people that set us apart. We support and encourage a culture where you can bring your whole self to work.


The role

The Policy and Partnerships Group is developing to support the delivery of an ambitious work programme. We are recruiting a Manager to lead our Transport & Health 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 Transport & Health Policy team provides advice on a wide range of policy issues, from transport security and road safety through to mental health, addiction, alcohol and drugs. We develop government policy and cross government strategies, 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 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 National Security & International team within the Policy and Partnerships Group, with flexibility to manage different teams within the Policy and Partnerships Group in the future as required.


Core Competencies – Level 3 Manager/Leader

  • Deliver
  • Innovate
  • Partner


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If this position sounds like you, click APPLY NOW or visit our Police website:  and select ‘Current vacancies’ to apply today!


IMPORTANT: Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs Website are no longer considered. Please visit our Police website:  and select ‘Current vacancies’ to apply for this position.


PLEASE NOTE: If you are an existing Police Employee, you must apply through our internal Careers site and include your QID number in your application.


If this position sounds like you, click apply now. You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae which provides a brief account of your relevant skills and experience. In addition, you must complete an application form telling us why you are interested in applying for the position and how you meet the Core Competencies of the role, using no more than 4000 characters (including spaces), approximately 600-650 words per section.


If you are an existing Contractor working for Police, you must apply through the NZ Police career site and create a profile as an external candidate. Please do not include your QID.


If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Senior Recruitment Advisor Jessica Harris at


Applications close at 5pm, Wednesday 11th March 2020