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Manager - Firearms Policy

NZ Police
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Policy & analysis
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Job Description

Manager – Firearms Policy

Police National Headquarters


Salary Range: $130,730.00 - $176,870.00

Fixed Term until the end of 2020, Fulltime

Job Requisition ID 11893



Are you an experienced and enthusiastic policy manager looking to make a real difference in a high profile area of legislative reform?


The Government has recently introduced legislation to prohibit most semi-automatic and large capacity firearms from New Zealand. A large scale amnesty and buyback of now prohibited firearms is underway.


The Minister of Police also introduced the Arms Legislation Bill to Parliament in September and it has been referred to Select Committee. The Manager - Firearms Policy will lead a highly dedicated team of Policy staff, working alongside our operational policing colleagues, and other stakeholders to advise the Select Committee and support the Minister of Police to develop and deliver the Bill through the Parliamentary process. The Manager will then lead the subsequent establishment of regulations to enable the delivery of elements of the proposed new legislation.


The ideal candidate will require the ability and experience to lead legislative reform in a highly-complex and fast paced environment, with a high level of public interest. The Manager will work with the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee, senior Police colleagues, the Minister of Police, and a range of stakeholders. The successful candidate will bring the strategic vision and organisational capability to deliver Government's policy intent and contribute to New Zealand Police's goal of becoming the Safest Country.


This is a unique fixed term Policy Manager appointment, with overarching responsibility for the strategic policy direction and reform of New Zealand's firearms legislation. The ability to maintain strong working relationships is a critical success factor for this role.


Your work will impact the wellbeing of New Zealanders.



The following experience and attributes are essential to be successful in this role:

  • Legislative policy experience
  • The ability to rapidly come up to speed on a complex policy environment, with a range of highly motivated stakeholders
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills and the ability to lead and inspire others
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to engage effectively with individuals at all levels
  • An energetic, positive and pro-active approach to their work



Core Competencies - Level 3 Manager/Leader

  • Partner
  • Innovate
  • Deliver
  • Lead


For more information about the above Core Competencies, visit “Our Values” on our website to view our Core Competency Framework: How We Do Things.



Additional Information:

  • Successful applicant must reside in Wellington Area
  • Please confirm in your application your availability to be interviewed on the 23rd October 2019




If this position sounds like you, click APPLY NOW or visit our Police website:  and select ‘Current vacancies' to apply today!


IMPORTANT: Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs Website are no longer considered. Please visit our Police website:  and select ‘Current vacancies' to apply for this position.


PLEASE NOTE: If you are an existing Police Employee, you must apply through our internal Careers site and include your QID number in your application.


If this position sounds like you, click apply now. You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae which provides a brief account of your relevant skills and experience. In addition, you must complete an application form telling us why you are interested in applying for the position and how you meet the Core Competencies of the role, using no more than 4000 characters (including spaces), approximately 600-650 words per section. For further assistance, please click here.


If you are an existing Contractor working for Police, you must apply through the NZ Police career site and create a profile as an external candidate. Please do not include your QID.


If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Jeremy Wood by email at


Applications close at 5pm, Thursday 17th October 2019

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