Job Description Team Leader Emissions Trading Scheme Operational Policy – Forestry & Land Management Ma tau rourou, ma taku rourou, ka ora te iwi (with your contribution and my contribution the people will prosper) Are you an experienced senior policy or implementation adviser looking for your next step?This is a great opportunity to grow and lead a new team to broaden your leadership experience and policy implementation skillsYou will lead a small team to solve complex operational policy challenges and improve how we deliver forestry in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)Flexible working options are available Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our teamThe Operational Policy – Forest Incentives team provides regulatory and operational policy advice on the Emissions Trading Scheme for forestry and the Government’s broader afforestation incentives. We are a highly motivated team with a focus on developing user-centric regulations, operational policy, and guidance.The team is part of the Forestry and Land Management directorate. The directorate covers a wide range of forestry regulatory and operational responsibilities, with a focus on supporting sustainable land management, use of our forestry resources and New Zealand’s climate change responsibilities. Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role We are looking for a skilled and highly motivated senior policy or implementation adviser to lead a new sub-team focussed on implementing forestry in the ETS.The Team Leader Operational Policy will lead two core projects: Design and deliver a new Guidance and Outreach work stream to support foresters and farmers to participate in the ETSDevelop and implement a suite of new Operational Policies, Processes and Procedures to ensure the way Te Uru Rākau administers the ETS is effective and transparent This role is dynamic and involves a mix of policy development, process design, and on-the-ground implementation. Core responsibilities of the Team Leader include: Supporting the Manager of the Forest Incentives team to deliver the work programme, with specific responsibility over projects to implement improvements to the ETS.Leading a team of 2-5 analysts to deliver the outputs and objectives of the two implementation projects.Providing advice to Senior Leaders and Ministers on operational policy and implementation. Leading and contributing to the development, documentation, review and improvements of operational policy, processes and procedures to implement new climate change forestry policy.Work with Iwi, Treaty Partners and a wide range of external stakeholders including farmers and foresters to design and deliver guidance about forestry in the ETS.Supporting and having accountability for team engagement and performance. Salary Band $109,626 – $148,318Mōu – About YouYou will be a talented person with previous experience in leading small teams to deliver pieces of work. You will have a background in policy, operational policy or implementation, ideally in a relevant sector such as forestry or agriculture.To excel in this role you will have strong analytical and communication skills, an ability to develop collaborative working relationships with a range of stakeholders, Iwi and Treaty Partners, and a customer-centric work ethic. You will be able to quickly engage team members and establish a positive team culture.If you enjoy a fast-paced and engaging work environment, supporting New Zealand to achieve its climate change commitments – this role is for you.Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua – About MPIMinistry for Primary Industries (MPI) has a strength of common purpose and a passion to sustainably grow and to protect Aotearoa, for the benefit of all New Zealanders. We are a team of experts with massive breadth of experience, offering opportunities to break out of our comfort zone and embrace intellectual and complex challenges.About Te Uru RākauForestry is one of our country’s most successful primary industries. Te Uru Rākau, a branch within the Ministry for Primary Industries, builds on this success to create a sustainable and innovative forestry sector that continues to grow and adapt. Join our dynamic and diverse Te Uru Rākau team who all share the common goal of improving the social, environmental and economic outcomes for New Zealand.To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here.