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Senior Policy Advisor (fixed-term/secondment)

Government Communications Security Bureau
Job Category:
Policy & analysis
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Fixed Term Contract
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Job Description

  • 9 month fixed-term (or possible inter-agency secondment) – Starting early June 2018.
  • Lead initiatives and develop, review and implement policy across the GCSB
  • Directly contribute to the national security of New Zealand


Applications are invited for a 9 month fixed-term position (starting early June 2018*) as Senior Policy Advisor within the Office of the Director-General's Compliance and Policy team at the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB). 


We have a great opportunity for a Senior Policy Advisor to use their expertise to lead policy initiatives.  You will be responsible for developing policy as well as providing support and advice on policy development, review and implementation across the GCSB.  You will work on issues and across subjects that you wouldn't see anywhere else and your work will directly contribute to the national security of New Zealand.


Our ideal candidate will have:

  • 3+ years' experience in the development of operational policy (preferably within the public sector)
  • conceptual and analytical skills
  • sound judgement, flexibility and excellent interpersonal skills
  • the ability to work collaboratively across an organisation
  • experience developing and implementing solutions to complex and ambiguous problems


This is an opportunity to use your influence and expertise to achieve positive outcomes for the New Zealand Intelligence Community, so if the challenge of working across significant, unique and stimulating subject matter appeals to you, then we would love to hear from you.


Applications for an inter-agency/public sector secondment are also welcome (with relevant approval from your home organisation).


* Start date will depend on gaining the required security clearance


How to apply

Applications must include a completed application form, a current CV and cover letter.  These should be sent to quoting reference number C2/18/15 in the subject line of the email.  Only completed applications will be progressed.

Please direct any enquiries regarding this role to

To be eligible for employment within the NZIC you must have been a NZ citizen for at least 10 years.  Alternatively you must hold NZ Permanent Residence or hold a current NZ Residency Class Visa and have been a citizen of UK, USA, Canada or Australia for at least 10 years.

You must be able to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance.  Ordinarily to obtain this level of clearance candidates must have a 15 year checkable background in countries where meaningful and reliable checks can be undertaken.  Where requisite checks are unable to be made, the candidate application may not be able to be progressed.


Applications close Sunday 25 February 2018.

The NZIC treats all applications for employment in the strictest confidence and we ask that you maintain a similar level of confidentiality.  You are expected to exercise discretion during the recruitment process and throughout your career.

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