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Policy Manager

Accident Compensation Corporation
Job Category:
Policy & analysis
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Responsibility for strategic and operational policy at ACC
  • Lead a high-performing team through the development and implementation of priority policy initiatives
  • Collaborate across the system to solve challenging and complex issues

ACC's vision is to create a unique partnership with every New Zealander, improving their quality of life by minimising the incidence and impact of injury.

This is an opportunity for an experienced Policy Manager to apply their policy and people leadership skills within a rewarding and challenging context that supports the wellbeing of New Zealanders.

Reporting to the Head of Strategy, Policy and Research, the Policy Manager leads advice to the ACC Minister, Board and Executive on the future design of the ACC scheme and its implementation. The role provides a unique opportunity to develop strategic policy advice on the future of the ACC scheme and its role in broader health and welfare sectors, and to see that advice get implemented on the ground and make a difference for the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders.

As a highly-motivated people-leader, you'll be invested in the growth and development of your team, and contribute these skills more broadly across the business group.

You'll have an important role bringing a cross-agency perspective to ACC and contributing to inter-agency policy development to achieve strategic outcomes. Working closely with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Treasury, other agencies and across the ACC business, you'll shape high quality policy advice to Ministers ensuring the scheme is future-proofed and delivering for New Zealanders.

If you want to grow your public-sector leadership career, an ability to understand policy and operational perspectives is increasingly essential and we can provide this for you.

What we are looking for:

  • Experience as a Policy Manager, particularly within the NZ government
  • Strong people leadership capabilities, adept and developing and motivating others
  • Enjoy dealing with complexity, intellectually strong and looking to stretch and grow your own capabilities
  • Be collaborative, and capable of connecting effectively across government, comfortably working with external stakeholder groups as well as internal operational colleagues
  • Experience interacting directly with Ministers, and capable of fronting the Board and Executives on issues
  • Familiarity with ACC legislation and the health or welfare system would be advantageous

How to apply

The closing date for applications is Friday, 14 December 2018.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact

At ACC, we recognise that diversity, inclusion and accessibility is important to our business. We embrace the unique perspective and capabilities of our current and future employees, which will help us continue to drive innovation and achieve our business goals. Our culture enables us to create an environment of involvement, respect and connection with the communities where we work - benefitting individual employees and all our clients across New Zealand.

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