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Senior Policy Advisor

NZ Police
Job Category:
Policy & analysis
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Senior / Principal Policy Advisor

Crime Prevention Group

New Zealand Police

Police National Headquarters, Wellington

GRADE 21 $114,410 - $154,790

Permanent Position

Job Requisition ID 4952



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


Do you want the opportunity to shape and develop prevention and enforcement policies and strategies and build your inter-agency policy experience?


We are looking for an experienced Senior Policy Adviser who, amongst other projects, will be focussed on developing and delivering on the ambitious work programme to reduce the over representation of Māori in the justice system.


You will work with our sector and community partners as well as internal policing groups such as Maori, Pacific and Ethnic Services to aid in the development and implementation of innovative prevention and enforcement policies and solutions.


Police have challenging performance targets to ensure we deliver real results. Meeting these targets will not be easy. But we're here to tackle the difficult issues and we're committed to making our communities safer. 


The Policy and Partnerships Group works with colleagues right across policing and with our sector partners to deliver public policy change that will take us towards 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 gangs, 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, transport, justice, border control and national security sectors. Our work genuinely effects New Zealanders every day.


We would expect that you have understanding of Te reo Māori and tikanga Māori, and to be able to work comfortably in government, and with whānau, hapu and iwi.


We would also welcome applications from suitably qualified Principal Policy Advisors as we would be willing to appoint at that level for the right candidate.


CORE COMPETENCIES - You will demonstrate the following:

  • Communicate - Level 1 Individual Contributor
  • Partner - Level 1 Individual Contributor
  • Solve - Level 1 Individual Contributor


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



  • At least 3 to 5 years relevant policy experience
  • Relevant post-graduate qualification is desirable


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If this position sounds like you, visit our NZ Police website here and select ‘Current vacancies' to apply for this position now! You will be required to submit a Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae (maximum four pages) with 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 applying for the position and how you meet the Core Competencies of the role, using no more than 600 words for each section.


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


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


If you have any questions about this vacancy, please email

Applications close at 4pm, Thursday 29th March 2018.

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