Principal and Senior Policy Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Government
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Policy
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 13-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: NZHUD/1503723
  • Job Title: Principal and Senior Policy Advisor
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About us | Mō mātou

Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga – Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) leads New Zealand’s housing and urban development work programme. It’s not just about housing – our focus is on people, and the homes and communities they are part of.

The Place-based Policy and Programmes group works with councils, iwi and others based in the community to understand how government policy can influence housing and urban development outcomes for people and communities around New Zealand. They help to ensure the right resources are effectively targeted to the places that need them most and to influence national approaches to addressing housing and urban development challenges and opportunities.

About the roles | Mō te tūnga

These roles are based in a policy team focused on the different contexts of housing and urban systems around New Zealand and the unique pressures faced by communities. Understanding how national policy settings play out locally can help ensure national policy is fit for purpose and supports communities to realise their housing and urban development aspirations. This is interesting, challenging and rewarding work that can make a meaningful difference for people.

About you | Mōu

We are looking for influential policy professionals with capability and experience. You will share your knowledge, coach and mentor others, and work collaboratively across and beyond Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga. You enjoy analysing problems and finding solutions that make a difference in people’s lives and will be intrinsically motivated to build a strong evidence base to support your work and that of others. Your natural curiosity and drive suits a team that thinks locally and nationally while working to join up people and ideas to deliver better outcomes for communities.

You will bring:

  • advanced policy foundations, including excellent written and analytical skills and the ability to see the big picture
  • proven critical thinking skills and ability to take a system-wide approach to policy development
  • understanding of and desire to engage with data, evidence and insights
  • ability to influence and effectively drive work forward
  • ability to interpret evidence, quickly assimilate new information or areas of work and understand unfamiliar and complex issues
  • as a Principal, solid coaching and mentoring experience.  

How to Apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono

Please click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to the application page.  From here you can upload your CV and cover letter.  For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process. Please let us know in your cover letter if you wish to be considered for a Principal or Senior level role. For further information please contact anita.jones@hud.govt.nz. Applications close Wednesday, 27 January.