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Senior Policy Adviser or Adviser 2018/12

Ministry for Culture and Heritage
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Policy & analysis
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Job Description


He ngākau titikaha, he hononga tangata
Promoting a confident and connected culture


Senior Policy Adviser or Adviser

Fixed-term or Permanent

Vacancy 2018/12



About the role

We are looking for either a Senior Policy Adviser or a Policy Adviser to join our expanding Policyteam.  Reporting to the Manager Policy you will draw on your public policy experience to advise Ministers on exciting reforms in New Zealand's arts and media sectors.


You will need to demonstrate:

  • Relevant experience in policy analysis in the public or cultural sector
  • Well-developed analytical and research skills
  • A good working knowledge and understanding of the policy sector  
  • A relevant post graduate qualification.
  • Experience working with iwi and Māori stakeholders in a public policy environment would be desirable.


Please carefully consider the position description for more details. These are full-time positions based in Wellington.  Potential fixed term (to June 2019) or permanent role available.



About us

Our purpose is to promote a confident and connected culture.  Our work is diverse – we support many of the arts, media, heritage and sports organisations of Aotearoa; we also advise government on cultural matters and provide historical and heritage resources for everyone to access. The organisations we fund deliver a range of cultural experiences for all of us to learn from, appreciate and enjoy. With approximately 115 people based in central Wellington Manatū Taonga is a relatively small Ministry with a broad mandate, wide reach and big heart.


Salary Ranges
The range for a Senior Policy Adviser position is $80,320 (85%) - $103,943 (110%)


The range for a Policy Adviser position is $68,547 (85%) - $88,707 (110%)



How to apply

Please down load the relevant position description - Senior Adviser or Adviser.


For enquiries about this position please contact Christle Rayen, Team Administrator at


To apply for this position, please send your CV, covering letter and complete the application form by clicking Apply Now.


Applications close 5.00pm on Sunday 25 March 2018.

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