Senior Policy Advisor

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    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
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 11-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: LINZ/14467222
  • Job Title: Senior Policy Advisor
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  • Summary:

It is an exciting time to join Land Information New Zealand (LINZ). We have recently expanded our Policy team and have Senior Policy Advisor positions available on a permanent basis. You’ll be joining our committed, friendly & welcoming team as they collaborate to tackle several of our key Policy initiatives.


Our Senior Policy Advisor roles gives you a significant opportunity to work across a wide variety of policy areas. You’ll be able to leverage off your previous professional policy experience to contribute to the development and delivery of policy advice, as well as contributing to the development, review and amendment of legislation administered by LINZ. 


You’ll apply your understanding of cabinet, parliamentary and legislative processes to participate in end-to-end policy projects and take the opportunity to develop your professional skills. You’ll be given the independence and autonomy to develop as you lead pieces of policy work.


Our Policy team has a real commitment to professional development. You’ll have the benefit of a personally designed development plan and your manager will work consistently with you on this to see you meet your career goals. You’ll be comfortable thinking strategically and forward planning to develop new, as well as testing existing ideas around the way we work. 


The policy team has close ties with our Crown Property and Geographic Information functions, so you’ll have a chance to build knowledge and understanding of these areas of work and finesse a broader scope of professional excellence. Our team doesn’t focus too heavily on “hierarchy,” we look to every member of our team to represent LINZ in inter-departmental, Cabinet and Select Committees. All team members are given the opportunity to contribute their professional knowledge to provide responses to Ministerial correspondence, Parliamentary questions contribute to Ministerial speech notes.


LINZ is one of the most engaged organisations in the public sector and people always say what a great place LINZ is to work. This is a fantastic role which will allow you to be involved in challenging and politically visible work that impacts positively on New Zealand’s future.


Please note; If you are interested in the above Senior Policy Advisor role but feel your experience currently places you at a more intermediate level, we do also have Policy Advisor positions available currently. 


How to Apply

To apply, please click “Apply Online.” You’ll be taken through to our LINZ Careers Centre where you’ll be able to review further information about the responsibilities and accountabilities of this role in the Position Description. You’ll be able to complete your online application form and upload a copy of your CV/Cover Letter. Please keep in mind when including your CV to specifically highlight the capabilities and skills listed in the above ad and the position description.  


Applications close Sunday 1st March, 2020


As an organisation LINZ embraces diversity, encourages work life balance and we have a flexible approach to the way we work which means you will quickly feel connected and valued.  We also have a variety of networking groups within LINZ so you will have the opportunity to engage across LINZ and develop professionally beneficial and diverse relationships with others.