Pou Tohu Kaupapa Here | Policy Adviser 2020/76

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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 14-OCT-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/2020/75
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Pou Tohu Kaupapa Here | Policy Adviser

Te Aka | Policy and Sector Performance Group
Permanent/Full time*

Salary Range:  $74,025 – $87,088 (Midpoint)


He ngākau titikaha, he hononga tangata

Promoting a confident and connected culture

This is your opportunity to join a growing Te Manatū Taonga and support the delivery of the recent significant investment that has been made for the arts, culture, heritage and broadcasting sectors.

With our exciting new work programme ahead, we are building our capacity across all levels.  Along with responding to the effects of COVID-19 on our sectors which is focused on recovery, regeneration and revitalisation, these roles will support the Ministry’s policy work for either the arts, media or heritage sectors.  This covers a wide range of policy areas, including visual and performing arts, media and broadcasting regulatory reform, heritage buildings and places, memorials and national symbols, and heritage collections and taonga.

We have a vacancy for a Policy Advisor in our media policy team based in our historical building on Lambton Quay in the heart of the CBD.

Kōrero mō te tūranga | About the role
We are looking for a Policy Adviser to join our growing Media Policy teams. 

Reporting to the Manager Policy you will draw on your public policy experience to advise Ministers on important reforms in New Zealand’s media and broadcasting sectors.  The work programme for the team is varied and challenging.  Our projects include supporting the sector through COVID recovery, strengthening New Zealand’s public media system and reforming media content regulation.

Kōrero mōu | About you
To succeed in this role, you will need the ability to:

  • Contribute to complex policy projects and programmes
  • Deliver clear and compelling messages fit for purpose and audience
  • Anticipate Ministers and senior officials’ requirements
  • Build relationships across the arts and media communities.


Experience working with stakeholders in other government agencies, iwi/Māori, and public sector agencies would be desirable. Experience with legislative and regulatory processes would also be useful, although not essential.  There’s a lot of emphasis on professional development, and you’ll receive plenty of support to take ownership of your role.

We are proud to provide a safe and inclusive environment for all.  We continue to actively work on building a more diverse workforce that’s representative of all New Zealanders. If you are exploring opportunities at Manatū Taonga we would love to hear from you.

Ko wai mātou | About us
Manatū Taonga has a broad mandate and wide reach across a complex system. With around 140 staff, we operate a lean and flat structure, with the added advantage of knowing everyone by name. We embrace diversity and inclusiveness, are passionate about our mahi, and welcome experiences from different sectors to strengthen and support the pou of our whare.

We work in a sector that contributes $11 billion to New Zealand’s GDP over 90,000 jobs, ranging from screen production to symphonies, broadcasting to ballet, kapa haka to heritage, and more. Our mahi helps the government promote our unique cultural identity and Aotearoatanga – from policy to programme delivery. With our partners – Māori, public sector agencies and our funded agencies – we connect local communities to cultural experiences to enrich our mātauranga. Our sector funds and tells stories reflecting who New Zealanders are today, helping us to navigate our future – building an inclusive and cohesive nation we want our tamariki to grow up in and call home.

Want to know more about us go to https://mch.govt.nz/about-ministry/jobs-and-careers

Me pēhea te tono |How to apply
For the position description and to apply for this position, please complete the application form and attach your CV and cover letter by clicking APPLY

We are looking for the successful applicants to start as soon as possible.

For enquiries about this position, please contact Keely Newcombe, Executive Assistant Keely.Newcombe@mch.govt.nz

Applications close 5pm on Sunday 25 October 2020

*Te Mahi Hangore | Working Flexibly
Manatū Taonga embraces flexible working. We’re open minded about how you can be your best both inside and outside work so please tell us what working arrangements suit you.

Āheinga | Eligibility

If you are not a New Zealand citizen, you must hold current eligibility to work in New Zealand and for Manatū Taonga in order to work for Manatū Taonga. Please refer to the New Zealand Immigration Service for further information.