Senior Advisor Regulation (Fixed Term)

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
  • Category: Other
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 09-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: 31384402
  • Job Title: Senior Advisor Regulation (Fixed Term)
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Make history with us

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is at the forefront of some of the biggest issues facing New Zealand. Our rivers, our mountains, our forests, our wildlife, and the New Zealand way of life, all depend on the decisions we make.. The impact of these decisions will last for decades, even centuries.


You will collaborate with our expert teams – from scientists to lawyers, media specialists to cultural advisors – as we work together toward the vision of An environment protected, enhancing our way of life and the economy.  

Senior Advisor – working with our operational teams
EPA is focused on making a real difference in our environment.  Come and help us deliver on one of our strategic priorities.  We want someone with proven ability to help lead our relationships across government.  You’ll be setting the scene for how we work with partner agencies by developing Memorandums of Understanding.

This fixed-term role sits within our Regulation team and will involve working closely with a range of teams across our organisation to help create a consistent approach that delivers benefits across the natural resources sector.  This is an exciting piece of work that calls for systematic and agile thinking. 

We value your knowledge and experience

As well as knowledge of the machinery of government and a passion for great communications and relationship skills you will demonstrate proactivity, creatively and great interpersonal ability.

What we’re looking for
We are looking for someone who is a really good operational policy person, who can

  • Think strategically
  • Get stuff done
  • Is sensitive to how people and organisations function
  • Has the ability to establish and maintain successful working relationships and to develop trust and credibility with others.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including influencing skills
  • High standards of professionalism and performance driven

What we can offer you

This is a fixed term position until December 2020 based in our central city offices on Lambton Quay, surrounded by great cafes, shopping and a stone’s throw from the Waterfront. You’ll be joining a close-knit and supportive organisation who are focused and dedicated to our work and whānau.

The EPA is a great place to work, made up of friendly people with ambitious goals. We value our employees, and take pride in offering a positive working environment, lots of professional development, and supporting work-life balance.

Some of the benefits of working with us include on-site weekly Māori language lessons and regular Te Ao Māori workshops, as well as frequent talks on a range of topics from fascinating external speakers. We also have a variety of staff groups, from kai to adventure running, that cater to the diverse interests of our staff.

In addition to these great benefits at work, we also offer our staff extra leave on top of the standard requirements and challenging and interesting work.

Check out the careers section of our website for more information at

Additional information

Please visit our careers portal for a copy of the job description

For additional information please contact Bree Mackay, Senior HR Business Partner, at  

Applying for the position

Click ’Apply for this job’ now to complete your application form and provide a copy of your CV and cover letter.

 Applications close at 5pm, 23 October

We offer:

Fixed term position until December 2020