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
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  • Category: Regulation
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 21-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: NZTA/1419936B
  • Job Title: Senior Policy Advisor
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  • Summary:
  • Are you ready to take the next step to grow your career?
  • Opportunity to showcase your strong interpersonal and influential skills
  • Wellington Location

About us | Ko wai mātou

At the NZ Transport Agency, it all starts with our people. The organisation’s performance and success depends on the people who choose to make this a great place to work and make a difference for New Zealand. The Transport Agency has a strong future focus, understanding that new technologies and changing customer expectations mean the transport system we know today will not be the one we deliver in ten years’ time.

The Regulatory Services group ensures focused, clear, effective end to end regulatory systems management of risks and improve safety and regulatory outcomes by creating a primary accountability for regulatory management. The group is accountable for operational policy, entry, in-service performance, and exit functions to manage harms and risk. The group ensures the setting of clear and consistent expectations in terms of policy, practices, procedures and processes so that customers and regulated parties know what is expected of them and what to expect from us. 

The opportunity |
Te Whiwhinga mahi

We have 2 vacancies available in our newly formed Regulatory Policy team, and we are looking for people centred, energetic, and enthusiastic policy professionals who love writing and solving policy problems.  If you are an experienced Policy Advisor ready to step up to a senior level, then this is for you!

As Senior Policy Advisor you will provide expert advice and work collaboratively with the transport sector to develop and positively influence regulatory policy and legislation.

Working closely with your team, manager and across the Agency, you will lead, influence and support the formation of regulatory and transport policy. You will also contribute to work across the broader sector to identify and monitor risks and work with stakeholders to explore policy legislative opportunities and innovation. 

A crucial part of this role is being able to communicate with and influence a variety of stakeholders, so your strong interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence and credibility will be the key to your success.

This is a great opportunity to shape the Agency’s regulatory policy and genuinely make a difference to future policy.

About you | Ko wai koe

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • A background and experience in the development and delivery of policy
  • An outstanding communication style, including excellent influencing and relationship management skills
  • Superb writing skills
  • Interpersonal savvy and the ability to read people and situations
  • Solid understanding of the machinery of Government and the decision-making process
  • An understanding of the policy within New Zealand’s transport system and regulatory framework
  • Experience in developing successful future focused policies to inform and guide whole of system planning
  • Tertiary qualifications in a related discipline or equivalent experience

Applications close | Rā Katinga : 5 November 2019

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To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.