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Chief or Senior Policy Analyst

NZ Ministry of Education
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Chief or Senior Policy Analyst - System Policy

Based in Wellington 


We are looking for a capable and committed Chief or Senior Policy Analyst to join our System Policy team to lead the development of policy in some high profile, new and challenging areas.

Education is key to our well-being, social cohesion, and citizenship.  It is crucial to New Zealand's ability to achieve sustainable and inclusive economic growth. Successful candidates will join our policy community and be based in the Education System Policy Group. We are a group with a strong policy culture that works on issues affecting a huge system that directly impacts the lives of all New Zealanders.

We need a Chief or Senior Policy Analyst that is keen to have an impact across the entire education system and wants to see their work contribute to lifting children and young people's outcomes across the whole system.  In particular, your work will lead and contribute to potential significant education reforms arising from the Tomorrow's Schools Review.


We would like to hear from you if you have proven policy experience at a senior level, and

  • Thrive in a fast-paced policy environment
  • Have proven ability to  collaborate with others to find solutions
  • Are a critical thinker and can bring innovative approaches to complex policy issues
  • Have sound approaches to developing evidence-based analysis and advice
  • Has experience providing high quality advice to senior leadership teams and Ministers


In return we can offer you the opportunity to contribute to a high profile, challenging and ambitious agenda for change, a strong focus on the development of our people, and the ability to drive and influence policy direction.

For more information, please contact Anne Fontaine at


Applications close: Friday, 1 February 2019.

Shortlisted applicants must be available for an interview on either Thursday 07 February or Friday 08 February.

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