Senior Operational Policy Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 30-JAN-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/C2/20/13
  • Job Title: Senior Operational Policy Advisor
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  • Summary:
  • Do you want to apply your proven ability to develop operational policy to very unique subject matter?
  • Can you take technical and legal requirements and create effective operational policy?
  • Permanent position but will consider 12 month secondment or fixed term options

The Office of the Director-General supports the Director-General to lead the Government Communication Security Bureau (GCSB) in achieving its operational and strategic goals, by providing advice and coordination of strategic policy, risk and assurance, compliance and legal activities.  The Office of the Director-General works in partnership with the Joint Directors-General office.

We are looking for a talented senior policy advisor looking to contribute your expertise in a public sector environment that is different from the rest.  You’ll have a solid understanding and experience of policy development and implementation.

In this position you will:

  • Work collaboratively across the whole organisation to develop policy and manage the policy approval process
  • Be able to manage policy development from drafting to consultation to approval
  • Provide leadership and expert advice on operational policy to management within the GCSB
  • Be part of the entire policy process –both writing policy and also ensuring that all policy across GCSB is of the highest quality and able to be implemented
  • Identify policy gaps and work with teams across GCSB to ensure there is a full policy suite
  • Identify implementation requirements

In turn, you will work in small friendly team in a collaborative, supportive environment that will allow you to deliver excellent quality policy outcomes within a unique and stimulating work setting.

To be successful in this role you will also have:

  • Possession of highly developed conceptual and analytical skills
  • Maturity, political nous, sound judgement and excellent interpersonal skills
  • An appropriate graduate level tertiary qualification, preferably in public policy or law
  • Sound experience in policy development

If this sounds like you and you can demonstrate the above requirements, we are keen to hear from you.

As well as interesting work and a team that celebrates successes, we also offer:

  • Ongoing professional development
  • Flexible hours for work/life balance – we promise you will never have to take work home with you!
  • An active social club
  • Childcare facilities
  • Free on-site gym and fitness facilities
  • 20 days’ annual leave plus additional leave entitlements
  • Subsidised health insurance

A copy of the position description can be found on our website.

Salary range: $79,797 – $119,695

How to apply

For further information about the GCSB and details of how to apply visit  Please note that all applications must include an application form.

To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years. Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years. 

You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance. Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken. Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.

Applications close on Thursday 13 February 2020.

The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality. You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career.