Policy Advisor – Urban Planning

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Posted:
    4 months ago
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  • Category: Policy
  • Location: Auckland
  • Date Advertised: 06-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: NZHUD/1430558
  • Job Title: Policy Advisor – Urban Planning
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About Us

The Urban Growth Agenda (UGA) has mandated a role for central government to partner with local government and iwi as a means of increasing the pace and scale of urban development and to ensure public investment in infrastructure is aligned to help deliver connected, thriving and sustainable urban communities. This has led to the creation of Urban Growth Partnerships between central government, local government and iwi, which are addressing some of the challenges and opportunities of growth in our major urban centres.  An important aspect of the Urban Growth Partnerships is spatial planning, which aims to provide a long-term and integrated approach to land use and infrastructure planning.

About You 

The Places and Partnerships team leads HUD’s urban partnerships and spatial planning work in conjunction with other government agencies.  We are looking for an Advisor to support the urban growth partnerships underway in our major urban centres.  You will work closely with local government, iwi, central government agencies, and the private sector on joint spatial plans and associated urban growth and housing initiatives.  

You will have strong relationship skills and a background in urban planning and/or infrastructure planning.  Having experience in spatial analysis and operating ArcGIS would be an ideal (though not essential) along with a knowledge of local government policy and planning processes.  

You’ll be able to demonstrate: 

  • Experience leading central government policy projects
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Experience in urban planning and/or infrastructure planning
  • Experience (and a high degree of comfort) dealing with ambiguity
  • Proven ability to communicate with influence
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills with other key agencies and providers including local government
  • A relevant tertiary qualification, in a discipline relevant to policy, social science, economics 

The issues we are facing are complex. We know we won’t achieve change by focusing simply on the regulations, controls or the operations of government. Instead, we are shaping a platform that will enable change to happen. 

What to do next

If this looks like your next career move, then please Apply Now below.  For any enquires please feel free to contact Jo Attewell at jo.attewell@hud.govt.nz.   

Please Apply Now and complete the on-line application and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Applications close at Wednesday 20th November 2019.