Senior Policy Advisor | Wellington
Senior Policy Advisor
- Bring your passion for policy making
- Opportunity to utilise your ministerial correspondence experience
- Showcase your strong communication, interpersonal and influential skills
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.
In our Strategy, Policy and Planning Group, our aim is to set the long-term direction of the land transport system and enable its achievement through collaborative planning and policy development, and then drive organisation-wide success through effective monitoring of delivery performance.
This Senior Advisor role will positively influence the delivery and achievement of the Transport Agency's strategic objectives through the provision of high quality operational policy advice to the business group and through policy advice to the Ministry of Transport and other government agencies on the impacts of policy change on the activities of the business group and the wider Transport Agency. This role also supports and works closely with Group Management Team members, Principal and Lead Advisors, the Ministerials team, and the Cross Government team to ensure we have an effective and efficient correspondence process that delivers for our customers. You will help manage and coordinate incoming ministerial correspondence and briefing requests. This is a great opportunity to gain experience of the wider Strategy, Planning and Policy Group, their functions and work programmes. You will team up with senior staff to assign tasks and then assist the team to manage to tight deadlines and deliver high quality information for our customers and stakeholders. An ability to juggle and prioritise work, all while keeping a cool head and a calm manner under pressure, will be important in the role, as well as a good sense of humour. You will also get the opportunity to contribute to exciting transport policy and regulatory project work.
We are looking for a collaborative, people person with a can-do attitude who will enjoy building relationships with the rest of the team and our stakeholders to ensure our objectives are successfully met.
What you will bring
To be successful in this role, you will bring:
- An understanding of the policy making process and NZ's regulatory framework
- Experience or understanding of the machinery of Government and the decision making process
- Experience in writing and coordinating ministerial or departmental or local government correspondence
- An understanding of the New Zealand transport system and its policy and regulatory framework would be beneficial
All successfully shortlisted candidates will be sent an invitation to complete a SparkHire video interview that will take no more than 10 minutes
Applications close 17 October 2018
For a copy of the position description and to apply: www.nzta.govt.nz/careers
For further information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.
PD Senior Policy Advisor October 2018.pdf (PDF, 929KB)
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