Principal Policy Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Policy and Research
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 03-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1453438
  • Job Title: Principal Policy Advisor
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  • Summary:
  • Be part of an effective and high-performing branch that is known for making a difference
  • Lead work to improve the Tourism experience in NZ
  • Improve growth and productivity in the Tourism Sector

The role

The Tourism Policy team is looking for a Principal Policy Advisor to lead the Responsible Camping policy work programme, we are the government’s lead advisor on Tourism Issues.  Camping is a great way to experience New Zealand but growth in visitor numbers has placed pressure in some places. We are looking for someone with strong experience in regulatory or legislative change ready to lead the long-term policy changes to create a sustainable responsible camping system in New Zealand. You will be the policy lead in a small team and will be a coach and mentor for other team members. Most of the legislation sits with other parts of government so your strong influencing skills will be utilised to rally a range of stakeholders across central and local government and in the tourism industry to implement effective change.

To find out more about Responsible Camping or MBIE follow our links.

About you

We are looking for motivated professionals who are excited about the prospect of improving the lives of New Zealanders, enhancing New Zealand’s environment, and improving the experiences of people visiting New Zealand-Aotearoa. 

You will demonstrate:

  • Proven policy experience;
  • Strategic thinking, including the ability to generate new frameworks and come up with new approaches;
  • The ability to engage and develop effective relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders who are critical to the government’s tourism goals;
  • Excellent advisory skills, including experience in advising Ministers or senior decision-makers;
  • Ability to deliver high-quality work with minimal supervision;  
  • A positive, collaborative approach to working in team environments;
  • Proven intellectual leadership.

As a part of our team you will:

  • Work at the intersection of economic, environmental and social cultural issues of tourism.
  • Work at the interface of government, local government and the tourism industry.
  • Work on a wide variety of projects that have a real impact on New Zealand businesses;
  • Engage with people at a range of levels across government and the private sector;
  • Influence MBIE’s overarching strategic direction;
  • Advance your career within a diverse government agency that offers extensive professional development opportunities;
  • Work with a highly collaborative and innovative team that actively supports each other.

The team

The Tourism branch contributes to economic development in New Zealand-Aotearoa through developing a sector that contributes 10.4% to our GDP and employs 8% of our workforce.  To understand what we want to achieve, you can view the “New Zealand-Aotearoa Government Tourism Strategy” here  We proactively support development through on-the-job learning and we’ll help you manage a healthy work-life balance.  MBIE supports flexible approaches to work to ensure that we truly have the best person for the role.

How to find out more and apply

All applications must be submitted via our online process.

If you have any questions please email steve.scannell@mbie.govt.nz or call 04 901 8335

Applications close 5pm Sunday 15th March