Principal Policy Advisor

  • Company:
    New Zealand Police
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:

: Policy and Partnerships, it starts with you!

  • Based at Police National Head Quarters
  • Salary starting from $133,365
  • Permanent
  • About the role

    The diversity of our work programme in Police provides a fascinating and challenging range of policy opportunities across the sectors we span. Working in the Partnerships and Policy Group within New Zealand Police means our focus is on providing strategic policy advice that is also firmly connected to our operational demands and practice. The work environment is fast paced and dynamic. Our work affects New Zealanders every day.

    While the role is appointed to the wider Policy and Partnerships group, and there may be future rotation opportunities, the current vacancy sits within our Criminal Justice Policy team. The Criminal Justice Policy team works with Police groups and other agencies across the criminal justice sector to support legislative changes and policy relating to the administration of justice, the management of offenders, and improvements in the criminal justice system.

    Key Accountabilities:

  • Relationship management skills – you can influence and lead others across our organisation and work positively and effectively with our government and community partners.
  • Policy expertise – you are able to lead complex policy work, and collaborate with others to develop innovative policy approaches.
  • Effective communication – you present your thinking clearly and concisely, both in writing and verbally.
  • Team player – you actively contribute to a high-performance team culture that focuses on supporting others and building our performance.
  • What you’ll bring

    Being part of the Police whānau is about being our best to ensure our communities are safe and feel safe. Our Core Competencies provide a shared understanding of the behaviours, leadership and technical competence required for success at each level of Police. Whilst we are looking for skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the role, we also place high importance on your state of mind, the alignment of your values with ours, your ability to contribute to and build high performing teams, and the way that you lead yourself or others.

  • You want to make a measurable difference for the people we serve.
  • You will have substantial policy experience across a diverse range of policy projects with varying degrees of complexity, include experience leading a legislative process.
  • You are a critical thinker, who can work through ambiguity and under pressure
  • You are able to develop effective and enduring relationships with our internal and external partners, that enable us to influence and traverse differences successfully
  • You provide thought leadership and support to the team.
  • This role is set at Team Leader/Manager level , this means your key purpose is “to lead the activities for Our Business and enable people to deliver them.”

    We will ask you questions based on “How we will deliver Our Business – Core Competencies” and the appropriate role level,

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