Policy Manager

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
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  • Category: Management
  • Location: Wellington City
  • Date Advertised: 30-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: MOJ/1429948
  • Job Title: Policy Manager
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Our aim is to build a 21st century, people-centred justice system and Ministry of Justice. We are working towards a justice system that will make communities safer, maintain integrity and improve responsiveness, and maintain the civil and democratic rights of all New Zealanders.

Policy Manager, Courts and Justice Services Policy, National Office


You must fill in the attached self-assessment form to be considered for this position.

Kahore tetahi o tatou, taea te mahi, nga mahi e taea o tatou katoa

Not one of us alone can do the job as well as all of us working together

  • Build an effective team, using your strong interpersonal skills and coaching
  • Work with a wide group of internal and external stakeholders to create solutions
  • Deliver advice that makes a difference.

The Policy Group is recruiting for a Policy Manager in the Courts & Justice Services Policy Group.

Policy Group

The Policy Group develops and provides policy advice to the Minister of Justice, Minister for Courts and Associate Minister of Justice.  The purpose of Policy Group is to provide a clear and prominent home for policy advice that contributes to the Ministry’s strategy of modern, accessible, people-centred justice services.

About the team

The Policy Manager reports to the General Manager, Courts & Justice Services.

The Courts & Justice Services Policy Unit provides a broad range of advice to support a fair and trusted justice system. We work to make the legislative framework for courts and tribunals more effective for users, providing people with faster, easier access to justice and reducing unnecessary delays in the system. We also have a strong focus on improving access to justice for all users of the justice system and administer legislation relating to the Family Court, family law and legal assistance.

Policy Managers are also expected to work collectively across the wider Group to share expertise, develop our people and lead our teams to advance our work programme priorities. 

Skills and experience

If you have proven yourself as a thoughtful people leader and coach, then we want to hear from you.

  • You will enjoy coaching and developing your team and supporting individuals to grow and thrive.
  • You will be a proven problem solver and have the confidence to work with complexity and ambiguity.
  • You will have an ability to relate to all types of people, from a range of sectors and stakeholder groups.
  • You will have a relevant qualification at bachelor level or higher.

The Policy Group actively seeks a diverse applicant pool, with a variety of life experiences. An understanding of Te Āo Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi is particularly valuable.


  • Seize the opportunity to strengthen your deliberate approach to people leadership.
  • Be part of the Policy team that is ranked one of the highest in the public sector for quality policy advice.
  • Enjoy a real breadth of work.

The salary range for a Policy Manager is $138,854 – $196,030

The Ministry of Justice is committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures. All staff – regardless of gender, race, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious or ethical beliefs have access to equal employment opportunities, in recruitment, training and career opportunities and conditions of employment.

APPLY by completing the application form and attaching your CV. No need to attach a cover letter, instead please answer the questions in the self-assessment form attached.

Applications close 5pm Tuesday 12 November 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact BSU_Policy@justice.govt.nz