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Analysts - Skills, Employment, and Enterprise

The Treasury
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Policy & analysis
Wellington - Wellington
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Play an important role in raising living standards for New Zealanders
  • Provide skillful advice to Ministers, agencies and senior leaders
  • Be part of a supportive, enthusiastic and high performing team


The Treasury is the New Zealand Government's lead economic and financial advisor.  Our vision is to be a world leading Treasury working towards higher living standards for New Zealanders.

We have a great opportunity for two Analysts to join our Skills, Employment, and Enterprise team here at the Treasury. The team is responsible for Treasury's Labour Market, Immigration, Tertiary Education, Science and Innovation, Competition, Collective Bargaining, Economic Development, and Business Growth policy advice. 

Our Team

You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that provides policy advice to Government on a wide range of issues across the economy.

You'll have the opportunity to work across the wide range of policy issues we advise on. The roles requires advising a range of agencies and Ministers on the business environment, the labour market and the tertiary education system.

The team currently has 16 members, at a range of levels and from a range of backgrounds. We are part of the Growth and Public Services directorate, with 6 other teams working across a range of issues including Climate Change, Regional Economic Development, Natural Resources, Education, Economic Strategy and Regulatory Quality.

What we are looking for

As an Analyst at the Treasury you are.  Ideally you'll also have:

  • At least three years' policy or analytical experience
  • The ability to use communication, leadership, relationship and analytical skills to get traction on complex policy problems
  • Well tested interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • An ability to work constructively in a team environment, and
  • A relevant tertiary qualification


If you have strategy, policy, finance or other similar experience we want to hear from you. An understanding of labour market, economic development or the business environment would be an advantage, however we are interested in candidates from a broad range of backgrounds.

We can offer

  • A lively and supportive team environment with challenging and interesting issues to address
  • Interesting and stimulating work across a diverse range of areas, with opportunities to improve living standards for New Zealanders
  • A commitment to providing work and training opportunities that support your development and career aspirations, and
  • A focus on individual and team development, constructive debate and collective impact.


The Treasury prides itself on the quality of its staff and understands the importance of fostering a work environment where excellence is recognised and where staff are encouraged to develop their own talents and potential. We value diversity and encourage a positive work/non-work balance with flexible work arrangements.

Inter-agency Secondments from other government agencies will be considered and please talk to us about flexible work options.

Applications close 29 April. All applications must be made online.

Please see the attached Job Description for further detail and for more information please contact Laura Maguire, Team Assistant Skills, Employment & Enterprise ( 

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