About this role Are you interested in playing a key role in protecting New Zealand’s sensitive assets?Do you enjoy an intellectual challenge and complex decision making?Are you looking for fast paced, meaningful work with a high level of public interest? The work of the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) ensures responsible overseas investment for a prosperous New Zealand. New Zealand values its land and business assets and it is considered to be a privilege for an overseas person to acquire them – that’s why the OIO exists.As part of our proficient and professional team, you’ll be provided with a broad variety of challenging work which will include assessing on applications from overseas investors to invest in sensitive New Zealand assets, and the formulation of advice to aid decision making. You will also have variety through pitching-in and work across the different functions across the OIO so that we have the flexibility needed to respond as the demand and priorities change.Our successful applicants will: Have a background ideally in a commercial or regulatory environmentHave strong analytical skillsEnjoy working as part of a cohesive, high functioning teamDisplay excellent communication skills and have the ability to relate well to people of all levels and backgrounds 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. You will be rewarded with a competitive salary, a supportive team environment and the chance to develop your career in a Regulatory environment.If this sounds like you, then apply online and submit your covering letter and CV. Whilst a legal qualification is valuable it is not essential. Experience in any of New Zealand’s primary sectors would be an advantage.Please note that this is a 12-month fixed term role based in Wellington.About usThe Overseas Investment Office (OIO) assists the Government in applying the Overseas Investment Act 2005. This Act makes sure New Zealand’s sensitive assets are in good hands and enables overseas investment that benefits New Zealand.The OIO assesses applications from overseas investors wishing to purchase sensitive assets and advises ministers on whether or not to grant consent. The OIO also makes consent decisions itself, under delegations from ministers.The OIO also enforces the provisions of the Act to ensure investors gain consent when required; give truthful and complete information about themselves and their plans; and keep the commitments they made when they were granted consent.The OIO is part of Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) is the government department responsible for land related functions (including land titles), geodetic and cadastral survey systems, topographic information, hydrographic information, managing Crown property and administering the Overseas Investment Act.Click on the ‘Apply Online’ button below to submit your application. We would like to see your CV and Cover Letter reflect your relevant experience and specific examples of similar work you have done. You will be taken to our Toitū Te Whenua LINZ Careers Page where you can complete your application form and upload a copy of your CV & Cover Letter.