Senior Policy Advisor

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 11-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/12252
  • Job Title: Senior Policy Advisor
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Senior Policy Advisor

Police National Headquarters


Salary Range: $92,940.00 – $161,115.00

Permanent, Fulltime

Multiple Positions Available

Job Requisition ID 12252



Are you an experienced, enthusiastic problem solver looking to make a real difference?


Would you like the opportunity to shape and develop policy that aims to reduce harm to all New Zealanders?


Can you use your knowledge of the policy process and relationship management skills to influence and lead others across Police and our government partners?


If you are a policy professional and these questions spark your curiosity then we want to hear from you!


The New Zealand Police Policy and Partnerships Group provides advice on a wide range of policy issues, from vulnerable children, family harm, firearms, organised crime and money laundering, to drug policy, transport safety, national security, emergency management and terrorism.


The diversity of our business makes for a fascinating and challenging range of policy opportunities in the sectors we span. We provide strategically aligned policy advice whilst remaining firmly connected to operational demands and practice. The work environment is fast paced and dynamic and our work affects New Zealanders every day.


Our work is delivered by four permanent policy teams (National Security and International; Justice; Transport and Crime Prevention). We have also established a temporary Firearms Policy team to deliver an ambitious work programme following the 15 March Christchurch terror attacks.


We are recruiting for up to two Senior Policy Advisors to join the Group. Appointments will be to the Group, but one of the positions will initially be in the Crime Prevention team, with the possibility of future rotation to other teams. The Crime Prevention team’s work programme includes criminal justice system reform, drug policy, contributing to multi-agency work on preventing family harm and sexual violence, and addressing the harms associated with organised crime.



Core Competencies – Level 1 Individual Contributor

  • Partner
  • Solve
  • Deliver
  • Communicate


For more information about the above Core Competencies, visit “Our Values” on our website to view our Core Competency Framework: How We Do Things.



Special Requirements:

  • At least 3 to 5 years relevant policy experience
  • Relevant post-graduate qualification is desirable



Additional Information:

  • Successful applicant must reside in the Wellington area
  • Multiple positions available



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If this position sounds like you, click APPLY NOW or visit our Police website:  and select ‘Current vacancies’ to apply today!


IMPORTANT: Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs Website are no longer considered. Please visit our Police website:  and select ‘Current vacancies’ to apply for this position.


PLEASE NOTE: If you are an existing Police Employee, you must apply through our internal Careers site and include your QID number in your application.


If this position sounds like you, click apply now. You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae which provides a brief account of your relevant skills and experience. In addition, you must complete an application form telling us why you are interested in applying for the position and how you meet the Core Competencies of the role, using no more than 4000 characters (including spaces), approximately 600-650 words per section. For further assistance, please click here.


If you are an existing Contractor working for Police, you must apply through the NZ Police career site and create a profile as an external candidate. Please do not include your QID.


If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Gillian Ferguson by email at


Applications close at 5pm, Friday 25th October 2019