Programme Lead, Operational Policy and Performance, (Fixed Term)

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  • Category: Policy/Analysts
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 13-OCT-20
  • Job Reference: DOC/T400/11450/3
  • Job Title: Programme Lead, Operational Policy and Performance, (Fixed Term)
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Now is the perfect time to join the National Compliance Team at the Department of Conservation as we increase in size and capability to strengthen our conservation law enforcement function. DOC’s compliance function makes a key contribution to the protection of New Zealand’s unique wildlife, cultural and natural taonga. It does this by enforcing compliance with the rules that apply on public conservation land, in marine reserves and mammal sanctuaries, and to protected wildlife.


He angitūtanga: About the Role

As our next Programme Lead, Operational Policy and Performance, you will be responsible for leading operational policy, capability, systems and performance improvements for DOC’s law enforcement and regulatory compliance function in collaboration with our Team Leads, Investigations. Your work will involve collaboration across the department as you put in place initiatives to lift performance. Throughout the journey, you will monitor and report on progress, and plan, oversee and monitor the uptake of new compliance initiatives.

This is a fixed term position for a period of 2 years.


He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for


  • Experience in developing operational policy
  • The ability to analyse and enhance system performance
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships across complex environments
  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline or equivalent compliance experience
  • Excellent time management skills
  • The ability to handle ambiguity
  • Experience in planning and reporting and a full driver’s licence


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What’s in it for you?

This is your chance to be a part of a progressive and highly significant function within the Department. DOC’s National Compliance Team is currently undergoing a period of significant growth, as we work towards delivering an enhanced programme of work with capability at its heart.

A fantastic supportive and collaborative working environment. Being the multiple award winner of the most attractive employer in the public sector (and second overall) with an average turnover beyond 10 years, we know people generally really enjoy working with us!

We offer a range of flexible working options depending on the needs of the role and its work context.

The chance to join a large organisation that’s still growing. DOC has been undergoing a steady period of growth, we highly value the new expertise and fresh perspectives brought into the organisation. This is your chance to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement.

Excellent development opportunities across the Department.


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre with a CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the requirements above. 

For any enquiry, please contact Meena Pratap at

Applications close at 5pm, on Tuesday, 27th of October 2020.

DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. We offer a range of flexible working options depending on the needs of the role and its work context.