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Policy Advisor

NZ WorkSafe
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Policy & analysis
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Job Description

  • Policy Advisor (2 positions)
  • Opportunity to use your analytical and writing skills
  • Variety in your day, a mix of writing and stakeholder consultation
  • Permanent, Wellington-based roles


WorkSafe New Zealand is the Government's health and safety regulator charged with leading the single biggest shakeup of work health and safety in a generation.  Work health and safety is enjoying some real focus in New Zealand, and we are well resourced to address the policy questions coming out of this area.  The work is exciting and the teams are passionate, positive and supportive.

The Policy and Practice team here at WorkSafe is tasked with driving quality improvement of the health and safety regulatory system and supporting its effective implementation.  Policy and Practice is made up of three contributing teams, each with a slightly different focus. We are looking for one Policy Advisor in the Operational Policy team, and another in the Regulatory Frameworks team.  As a Policy Advisor you will be responsible for researching and analysing operational and regulatory policy problems, developing clear written analyses, and making sound recommendations to decision makers.  You will work collaboratively with others in Policy and Practice and across WorkSafe, pro-actively building trusting relationships.  Your work will help WorkSafe on its journey to being a great regulator.

The successful candidate will have: 

  • A real interest in understanding and analysing regulatory and operational problems
  • Proven ability to engage in a professional and mature manner, and be able to build credibility and trust with stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to influence and negotiate
  • Strong listening and writing skills
  • Relevant experience in policy and / or operational delivery environment.  The relevant experience could include policy projects, operational policy or service design for example.
  • A desire to enhance your skill set in the regulatory environment. 

We are looking for engaged team members who are keen to participate in the growth of these great teams.

Note that the positions are Wellington based.  To express interest in this opportunity click on the ‘Apply' button below. This will allow you to register your details, submit your application for this vacancy and view a full position description.

Applications should be addressed to Kelly Hanson White, Manager Regulatory Frameworks.

Applications close  Monday 29 January 2018.

For further information please contact with any queries.

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