Senior Governance Advisor

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
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  • Category: Policy/Analysts
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 26-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: DOC/800/6201/1
  • Job Title: Senior Governance Advisor
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  • Summary:
  • A supportive and engaged team culture
  • Opportunity for career growth and progression
  • Excellent CBD location


Are you looking to join a high performing team where you can make a significant and tangible difference for New Zealand?

DOC is seeking a skilled and experienced Senior Advisor, Governance & Performance, to take a lead role in overseeing the performance of Conservation Crown entities and the delivery of major initiatives across the Conservation landscape. Through this role, you will be given a significant opportunity to grow and progress your career, alongside working on high profile and challenging issues.


He angitūtanga: About the Role

As the Senior Advisor, you will work closely with the Manager – Governance & Performance to ensure the team delivers work programmes across the Crown’s Conservation portfolio, use your skills to lead, inspire, develop, and build overall capability of the team

In this role you will have direct responsibility for advising Ministers, Chief Executives, and other senior decision makers to help deliver improved outcomes across DOC and its partners. You will have significant exposure with Ministers, Chief Executives and Boards to support the delivery of the Government’s Conservation priorities, oversee the performance of the conservation agencies, and ultimately help drive performance over the long-term.


He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

In this fast paced and exciting role, you will bring an ability to see the big picture, with strong analytical skills that enable you to effectively advise Ministers, Chief Executives and senior decision makers. Your innovative thinking will help shape the work programme and identify new approaches.

You will need to have strong skills in developing high quality and concise advice for Ministers, along with the confidence to engage with Chief Executives and Boards. You may have a background in Crown monitoring or specific skills in regulatory, policy, funding and/or commercial. We are open to considering individuals who may bring a mix of skills and experience across these areas.


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

It is an exciting time to join the Governance & Performance team as we continue to increase our capability and take a lead in driving high-performance in the context of a renewed focus on effective delivery of the Conservation legacy for New Zealanders.

We are an engaged and high performing team that offers significant opportunities for someone looking to make the next step. Through this role, you will be given a significant opportunity to grow and progress your career, alongside working on high profile and challenging issues. The work you do will contribute to a lasting legacy for future generations of New Zealanders.


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 Morgan Alexander at, quoting reference 800/6204.

Applications close at 5pm, time on Tuesday 9th of February 2021.

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.