Policy Analyst & Senior Policy Analyst – Urban Planning

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    18 hours ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Policy
  • Location: Christchurch
  • Date Advertised: 18-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: MFE/1456715/C
  • Job Title: Policy Analyst & Senior Policy Analyst – Urban Planning
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  • Summary:

Flexible working location with NZ 

  • Exciting work programme
  • Supportive and inclusive team
  • Flexible working approach by default

Share your policy expertise and work on projects that make a difference to all New Zealanders and our environment! 

About the role 

We are looking for an experienced Policy Analyst and Senior Policy Analyst support our Urban policy work programme.

Cities are where most of our people live and are crucial to NZ’s success. Our work is centred around innovative urban resource management policy and planning.  An initial focus will be on implementation of the National Policy Statement for Urban Development and ongoing associated policy development. 

We anticipate significant additional policy work will also be required to support the incoming government.  You’ll also have opportunities to contribute to long-term thinking about the resource management system.

Skills and experience 

Our ideal candidate will offer: 

  • demonstrated experience in policy development and design
  • proven experience delivering quality work in a fast-paced environment
  • demonstrated skills in stakeholder management and engagement across diverse groups
  • a desire to influence and think creatively to achieve results
  • strong relationship management skills, quickly building credibility and trust
  • curiosity and openness to develop Te Ao Māori.

In addition, we are looking for particular experience in translating knowledge and insights about the housing and business development sector to support policy advice.  Experience with empirical data analysis is required along with experience (or a willingness to develop) skills in spatial data analysis (ie,GIS).  

Most importantly you will be passionate about looking for realistic and commercially viable ways of achieving environmental outcomes.  


As well as being part of an innovative organisation with an important purpose of making Aotearoa, New Zealand, the most liveable place in the world, we offer you: 

  • A flexible by default approach to support your work-life balance
  • Agile working, allowing you variety and challenges across the organisation as we work as ‘One MfE’
  • Generous leave entitlements
  • Te Reo Maori language courses (and te Reo Maori competency allowance)
  • An active social club and employee networks
  • Opportunities for development and education

How to apply 

Apply directly by completing the online application form and submit your CV and cover

letter.  Note: your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role.   

If you require further information about the role, please contact Liz Moncrieff at Liz.Moncrieff@mfe.govt.nz 

Salary ranges 

Policy Analyst $66,521 to $86,086 pa – Senior Policy Analyst $92,412 to $119,592 pa 

Appointment within these ranges will be based on skills and experience.  

Applications close: Thursday, 2 April 2020 

We embrace diversity and inclusion and are committed to equal opportunities. What’s important to us is ‘he rau kotahi tangata’ – embracing our multiple talents – by harnessing our diversity and being inclusive.  We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. 

As a flexible friendly employer we are happy to discuss flexible options that may work for you and the business.  We value and care about enabling our people to work in a way that means they can work at their best.