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Team Leader - Policy Capability and Regulatory Stewardship

Ministry for Primary Industries
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Job Description

  • Are you interested in working to ensure the Ministry for Primary Industries produces the best policy advice possible?
  • Do you enjoy thinking about regulatory systems and how to improve them for the benefit of all New Zealanders?
  • Do you have ideas about how the primary sector can attract, train and retain the talented workforce it needs for the future?

About the team

The Skills and Regulatory Stewardship team sits within the Policy and Trade branch of MPI. The team has the following key focuses:

  • Leading the Building Policy Capability work programme to improve the quality of policy advice
  • Leading the development and delivery of a work programme to build the capability and capacity of the primary sector workforce.
  • Ensuring regulatory processes across MPI are of sound quality and meet government requirements and expectations

About the role

The Policy Team Leader will manage a small team within the Skills and Regulatory Stewardship Team, working closely with the Manager, Skills and Regulatory Stewardship. The Policy Team Leader will lead MPI's regulatory stewardship and policy capability work programmes and will also have the opportunity to lead specific projects designed to ensure the primary sector has the workforce it needs for the future. A range of flexible working options will be considered for this role.

About you 

You will be an experienced Policy Team Leader or a Senior Policy Analyst who is looking to step up into a management role. You will be a highly motivated individual who enjoys a role with variety. Your skills and experience will include:

  • experience in regulatory stewardship and/or policy capability
  • a collaborative working style
  • extensive policy experience
  • a track record of delivering high priority projects
  • the ability to motivate a team

You will need excellent communication skills and experience dealing with a wide range of stakeholders.

Find out more about policy at MPI

Why and how to apply

See the benefits of working at MPI

Working at MPI puts you at the centre of the government in an organisation which operates from the border to the Beehive and spans the length and breadth of the country.  If this sounds like a role that interests you and you are driven to succeed, please click apply now to view the position description and/or apply for the role (submitting a cover letter and current curriculum vitae).

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Katrina Minx, Senior Recruitment Advisor on 04 831 4908 or  

Applications close: 10th July 2019

The Ministry for Primary Industries is committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values inclusion and diversity. Your unique talents and experience will help us deliver exceptional services to our communities in Aotearoa. In return you'll enjoy an inclusive and flexible working environment in a diverse team of people while you're growing your career here in NZ and internationally. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so that we can assist you through the recruitment process.

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