Principal Policy Advisor Strategic Policy

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Policy and Research
  • Location: Other
  • Date Advertised: 25-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1446414
  • Job Title: Principal Policy Advisor Strategic Policy
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  • Summary:
  • Work alongside engaged and passionate people
  • Solve interesting challenges on behalf of New Zealanders
  • Flexible location – Wellington, Christchurch or Auckland


Play your part in shaping one of New Zealand’s major sectors that employs 250,000 workers and is set to contribute more than $41 billion to New Zealand’s economy by 2023.  We are looking for an experienced Principal Policy Advisor, Strategic Policy  to help create a better building sector – not only for those in the industry, but for all New Zealanders.

The work programme of the Group you will be joining is interesting and varied. We work with several Ministers across a range of subjects.  We are the stewards and the central regulator of New Zealand’s building system. Our role is to work with sector stakeholders to deliver future focused building regulation that protects people’s safety and property, promotes sustainability and strengthens the performance of the building industry.

Join us and we guarantee you will always have interesting and challenging work to grow the full spectrum of your policy craft.


About the role

Working as part of the Building System Strategy and Performance team you’ll play a key role in the development and delivery of significant strategic initiatives for the building sector.  No day will be the same – you’ll thrive on the intellectual challenge and the numerous opportunities to apply your policy craft to deliver tangible results. 

You are a superb communicator with influencing skills, and able to work collaboratively across various groups. Furthermore, you bring a solid understanding of legislative frameworks and processes, and a strong understanding of the wider political environment and Ministerial priorities.  You will also have a passion and ability for developing the capability and expertise of others through coaching, mentoring and the provision of up to date frameworks, concepts and knowledge.


Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a person with experience applying policy principles to a number of strategic initiatives with strong stakeholder management and communications skills.

You will have:

  • Experience leading complex policy projects
  • An understanding of the role of government, regulators and the policy process
  • Strong stakeholder relationship building, influencing and engagement skills to gain the cooperation and commitment of others
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to present information and ideas effectively and engagingly to a wide range of audiences


Come work with smart and driven people that want to make a difference

We create opportunities for our people to gain experience in different parts of our organisation.  Our values are part of everything we do. Our people are strong collaborators, who believe we are always Better Together – Mahi Tahi. We are Bold and Brave - Māia in the way we create, innovate, learn and share. We take charge of Building our Future – Pono Me Te Tika and we Own It – Pae Kahurangi in everything we do.

We are committed to providing contemporary, flexible ways of working so our people can work in a way that best suits them, their work and their life. That includes giving our people more choice about when, how and where they work. 

This position can be located in Wellington, Christchurch or Auckland.  When applying please confirm your preferred location in your cover letter.  

Click on the APPLY button below in order to start the online application process. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.  We welcome your questions and enquiries – to discuss please contact Marg by email quoting ref MBIE/1446414.

Applications close 9 March 2020