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Manager: Policy

NZ Police
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Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Manager: Policy

New Zealand Police


Salary Range $125,545.00 - $169,855.00


Job Requisition ID 2241


By working for New Zealand Police you'll be joining thousands of others who are collectively working towards the shared mission of making New Zealand the safest country. There are a huge range of roles within New Zealand Police and an amazingly diverse group of people working within them. 

The Police mission is to make New Zealand the world's safest country.


  • Are you an experienced and enthusiastic manager looking to make a real difference?
  • Do you want to lead and shape policies and strategies that support the policing of New Zealanders and build on your cross-agency policy experience?
  • Can you use your knowledge of policy and your relationship skills to influence and lead others across Police and our sector partners?


If you are an experienced policy professional and these questions spark your curiosity then we want to hear from you!


The Policing 2021 programme is transforming the business of policing over the next four years and we are committed to investing in our people. With a new structure and leadership, the Policy and Partnerships Group is developing to support this transformation. We are recruiting a new Manager to lead one of our four policy teams.


We work right across policing and with partner agencies to deliver public policy change that help us deliver our mission of being the safest country.  Our group provides advice on a remarkable range of policy issues, from vulnerable children, youth development and family harm, through serious criminal offending and international organised crime, to drug policy, firearms and other legislation, road and transport safety, national security, emergency management and terrorism. 


The diversity of our business makes for a fascinating and challenging range of policy opportunities in the sectors we span - the social, justice, transport, border control and national security sectors. Our work is almost entirely delivered with partner agencies. We provide strategically aligned policy advice in a very dynamic delivery environment and our work effects New Zealanders every day.

We are currently growing our group and have the opportunity to fill one vacancy on our Management team. The Manager of the International and National Security Policy Team focuses on issues that affect New Zealand and the wider global community including organised crime, drugs, gangs, financial crime, cybercrime and security. The team also advises on border and cross-border issues such as international information sharing, people smuggling and trafficking, counter-terrorism and national security.


As a Manager in the Policy Group, you will:

  • manage and support your team to deliver their best work, to expand their knowledge and to develop their skills
  • lead analysis and development of high quality advice on policy projects initiated by the Minister of Police or Police Executive
  • work as a partner on policy issues and legislation, often developed by other agencies and cross government groups
  • provide an effective link between policy formulation and operational policing to develop a whole-of-police position.


Successful candidates will be expected to bring a range of relevant management ability, policy skills, knowledge and experience to the role. 


Given the sensitive nature of the work, successful applicants will be required to undergo full reference and top secret security checks.



Core Competencies – Level 3 Manager/Leader

  • Deliver
  • Innovate
  • Partner


* To view the description of the above Core Competencies, visit Our Values on our website.




Special Requirements:

  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo a full reference and security check, and be able to obtain, and maintain, a Government Security Clearance to Top Secret level.



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NOTE: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Police are as follows:   
Higher level Security Clearance 
·         most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last ten years, OR 
·         is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last ten years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.




If this position sounds like you, please visit our Police website: and select ‘Current vacancies' to apply today! You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae (maximum 4 pages) which provides a brief account of your relevant education, skills and experience. In addition, you must complete an application form telling us why you are interested in the position and how you meet the above Core Competencies of the role, using no more than 650 words for each section.


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


Applications close at 4pm, Tuesday 27th March 2018. 

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