Principal Advisor – Regulatory System Assurance

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Category: Policy and Research
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 24-JAN-20
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1445044FT
  • Job Title: Principal Advisor – Regulatory System Assurance
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  • Summary:
  • Work at the forefront of regulatory thinking in the NZ public sector
  • Develop and implement new frameworks and tools to ensure our regulatory systems are functioning effectively
  • A friendly, diverse and stimulating environment

About the role.

MBIE has an ambitious goal: to be world leading in all our regulatory systems. You will help to drive MBIE’s regulatory stewardship programme to reach this goal. You will be part of a small team which reports to MBIE’s Senior Leadership Team (SLT) about regulatory system performance, and works with teams across MBIE to help make regulatory stewardship part of MBIE’s “DNA”- the way we do things. 

The purpose of the Regulatory Stewardship Assurance team is to provide the SLT and external stakeholders with confidence that MBIE’s regulatory systems are robust and operating effectively. This is a new function, and you will be part of a new team developing high quality frameworks, systems and processes, and implementing these, in order to provide the assurance sought. 

As you do so, you will work with a wide variety of senior leaders in policy, operational and service delivery roles across MBIE – giving you the opportunity to see what the whole organisation does.

This is a Principal Level role that could be a secondment, permanent or fixed term contract.

We are looking candidates for who can apply their skills across a wide range of issues. Are you:

  • Hardworking and thrive on a good challenge
  • Intellectually curious and able to ‘follow your nose’ to find, and solve, policy problems
  • Good at communicating complex information orally, written and visually
  • Able to think critically, analyse evidence and information and develop clear, well-reasoned advice
  • A self-starter who is confident delivering high quality work with minimal supervision
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity

Skills and experience required:

  • Demonstrated ability to build new frameworks, systems and processes
  • Strong collaborative skills and ability to maintain good working relationships  when testing and challenging others
  • The ability to see the bigger picture and make linkages between different topics and areas of work
  • Strong knowledge of government and how it works

Why work for us?

The Strategic Policy and Programmes Group (“SPP”) works across MBIE to help bring its various parts together, influence it to look across and ahead, and incubate new ideas and programmes. The Regulatory Stewardship Assurance team in SPP does this for one of MBIE’s core roles- stewardship of a large collection of regulatory systems.  If we are to grow New Zealand for all we need to be amongst the best in the world at regulation, and a lot of what we do in MBIE is about regulation – making policy for it, designing it, delivering services to make regulation work, and ensuring compliance with it.

About MBIE:

The purpose of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to Grow New Zealand for All.  Our goal is to create a strong and high-performing economy by creating an environment that supports businesses to become more productive and internationally competitive.

This role reports to the Manager, Regulatory Stewardship Assurance in the Regulatory Stewardship Branch. The General Manager Regulatory Stewardship reports to the Deputy Chief Executive, Strategic Policy and Programmes, and to the MBIE Regulatory Governance Board, a standing committee of MBIE SLT.

 How to apply:

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website.  You may view a position description at this site, as well as 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.

Email Steve Scannell steve.scannell@mbie.govt.nz quoting ref MBIE/1445044 if you have any further questions.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 10 February 2020.