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Policy Senior Advisers & Advisers

Ministry of Transport
Job Category:
Policy & analysis
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

It's not every day a role comes along that allows you to help shape New Zealand's future. But as a Senior Policy Adviser or a Policy Adviser, that's exactly what you'll have the opportunity to do.

  • Analyse and develop policy options, and play a role in shaping a vital system
  • Principal, Senior or Adviser level - bring your project management and strategy skills
  • Gain broad exposure across the sector and be supported to grow in your role

Can you lead projects and analyse information to move things forward? Then you can make a positive difference to every area of our society.

The Ministry of Transport is taking on a new direction - it's not just about roads and rail. Transport affects every area of our society and we need to think in broad terms. In one of our policy roles, you'll advise on how those policies can shape that vital transportation system as a whole.

As a Senior Policy Adviser, you'll join us from a background where you've gained solid experience in leading and steering projects, problem-solving complex issues, and assessing options. You'll be someone who can take all the information on an issue, analyse its facets, and decide on a direction. That experience doesn't necessarily have to be in government, but the transport sector would be a bonus. Along with your analytical skills, you'll be a strong collaborative team-player who can work with others and where possible can coach and mentor to build others' capabilities.

As a Policy Adviser, you'll take part in advising on transport issues. This includes responding professionally and comprehensively to requests from the public and the Minister. You'll need to be able to write reports and enjoy doing so, but other than that the most important qualities you'll bring are a great attitude, initiative, and a genuine desire to grow your professional skills and experience.

Whichever role you're interested in, there's a lot of opportunity here. The Ministry of Transport is a small, collegial agency that lends itself to day-to-day variety. You won't be stuck in an isolated unit; it's important that you gain exposure across the whole sector because of its significance everywhere, from health to economy to environment.

These are excellent roles for relationship-builders as you'll work with the public, Ministers, and Crown entities, and engage with them all to consider the future. There's a lot of emphasis on professional development, and you'll receive plenty of support to take ownership of your role.

Join this energetic, motivated agency and make your contribution to New Zealand society, now and in the future.

Interested in discovering more? There's no better place to use and grow your skills. Visit to hear more about the Ministry's direction and the opportunities on offer.

For more information, contact Leanne Mallia via email at or call 022 014 9343

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