Senior Policy Analysts

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Advisor/Analyst
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 17-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: MFE/1448100
  • Job Title: Senior Policy Analysts
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  • Summary:
  • Exciting work programme
  • Supportive and inclusive team
  • Flexible working approach by default

Our job as an organisation is second to none; making sure that our amazing corner of the world stays that way. In a 100 years’ time we want to be the most liveable place imaginable, backed by evidence of our natural capital and what it takes to achieve sustainable prosperity. The whole country will be behind us. And it is us – a collection of passionate individuals – that will make it happen.  

About the role  

We are looking for a number of Senior Policy Analysts to support the RMA Statutory Functions project team and the National Direction Team. In the RMA Statutory Functions project team you will be responsible for: 

In the National Direction team you will be responsible for: 

In both roles you will provide coordination and technical leadership for the team/project. 

You will draw on your experience as a resource management professional to advise the Minister and have the opportunity to mentor junior members of the team. Experience in central government would also be an advantage.  

Be part of this exciting work programme and use your analytical skills that will make a difference to all New Zealanders and our environment.  

Our ideal candidate will offer  

  • demonstrated experience in policy development and design
  • demonstrated experience in resource management planning and/or local plan-making processes
  • strong analytical skills
  • leadership/mentoring experience
  • proven experience delivering quality work in a fast-paced environment
  • demonstrated skills in stakeholder management and engagement across diverse groups
  • a desire to influence and think creatively to achieve results
  • strong relationship management skills, quickly building credibility and trust
  • curiosity and openness to develop Te Ao Māori.

Most importantly you will be passionate about looking for realistic and commercially viable ways of achieving environmental outcomes.    

What’s in it for you? 

As well as being part of an innovative organisation with an important purpose of making Aotearoa, New Zealand, the most liveable place in the world, we offer you:  

  • A flexible by default approach to support your work-life balance
  • Agile working, allowing you variety and challenges across the organisation as we work as ‘One MfE’
  • Generous leave entitlements
  • Te Reo Maori language courses (and te Reo Maori competency allowance)
  • An active social club and employee networks
  • Opportunities for development and education.

How to apply  

Apply directly by completing the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter.  Note: your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role.    

If you require further information about the role please contact Abbie Bull at or Rebecca Lloyd at 

Salary range – $92,412 to $119,592 pa.  Appointment within these ranges will be based on skills and experience.   

Applications close: Tuesday, 3 March 2020 

We embrace diversity and inclusion and are committed to equal opportunities. What’s important to us is ‘he rau kotahi tangata’ – embracing our multiple talents – by harnessing our diversity and being inclusive.  We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds.