Senior/Policy Advisor, (Temporary), Policy and Visitors Group, Wellington

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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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    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Policy/Analysts
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 11-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: DOC/800/2307TI
  • Job Title: Senior/Policy Advisor, (Temporary), Policy and Visitors Group, Wellington
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This is a fixed term role ending 01 June 2020.


Do you want to work on challenging conservation issues that will improve people’s lives? Do you want to work in a supportive workplace that’s committed to your growth and professional development? Do you want to be well-rewarded for your hard work in a flexible working environment?


The Department of Conservation’s vision is for New Zealand to be the greatest living space on Earth. It is responsible for some of the most important issues facing New Zealand. 


Our Policy team aims to look after our unique environment in a way that benefits current and future generations. We are grappling with some big issues; from managing the increasing number of visitors to our beautiful places to protecting NZ’s unique biodiversity while making sure people can connect to our natural and cultural heritage. We want to protect our stunning landscapes while providing opportunity for NZ’s economic and regional development.

The Policy Unit advises Ministers on the full range of issues the Department faces, looking at the next big challenges. The Marine Policy Team progresses exciting programmes to protect our oceans, including marine protected area reform, responding to the Hauraki Gulf Sea Change plan, and advising on marine protection proposals and reviews.


We are looking for a bright and ambitious senior / policy advisor with a passion for providing high quality advice to progress the department’s work on marine protected area reform. This is an exciting opportunity to work on a complex, high-priority policy issue and deliver significant conservation benefits to New Zealand. We are looking for someone to share some of the project management of the policy work as it progresses and provide policy input. You will have government policy experience, be delivery-focused, and ideally have previous experience working on marine issues. 

Your ability to work with and through others, both in and out of the department, will be critical in the role. You’ll also need to think through policy problems clearly and impartially, and to communicate your advice in an accessible and compelling way.


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.

For more information please contact Sam Thomas, 027 259 4264 quoting vacancy 800/2307. 

Applications close at 5pm Monday, 25 November 2019.

DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.