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Senior Policy Advisors/Policy Advisors

Stats NZ
Job Category:
Policy & analysis
Wellington - Wellington
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Senior Advisors/Advisors to design our future

  • Lead ground-breaking work on the challenges and opportunities posed by emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence
  • Shape significant world-leading legislative reform
  • Be part of a motivated, high-achieving, team that works across all levels of government to create meaningful change
  • Flexible and family friendly
  • Wellington based   

Who we are

Stats NZ, Tatauranga Aotearoa, lives, breathes and dreams data. We re looking for people who can help us share and channel that passion through policy and legislation to change lives.

Purpose of the role

We re looking for people with strong policy skills who want to help maximise the opportunities and benefits from new and emerging uses of data across government.

As a senior advisor or advisor in our policy teams you ll bring your existing policy knowledge and experience to help shape our work. You ll be part of a committed and flexible team, operating in an exciting and emerging area, covering everything from governance settings to emerging technologies, like artificial intelligence.  It s a new frontier; you bring the policy expertise and we ll bring data.

Person specifications  

We need policy thinkers, leaders and  innovators to join our System Policy, and Legislative Policy teams. There are up to four fixed, permanent, and secondment opportunities available.

To be successful in these roles, you ll have:

  • solid policy expertise
  • already been operating at a high level with experience in policy or legislative development within the New Zealand government
  • proven yourself a team player, who is happy to adapt and enjoys finding their own path
  • a tertiary qualification in a field appropriate to the role.

You ll also have:

  • knowledge of machinery of government
  • an awareness of economic, social and governmental influences, the political environment, and other agencies and groups likely to influence our work.

What s in it for you? 

You ll be joining an inclusive environment in which all people, regardless of gender, race, religion or background can do their best work. Our goal is to provide our staff with a working environment that provides them with the opportunity to:

  • have challenging, varied and interesting work
  • develop and grow their careers
  • balance life and work, and
  • work in an agile, dynamic and flexible manner. 

We operate as one team. We care about our people, and value your drive, energy and inquisitive nature. Bottom line, we are in search of real people that don t believe in the status quo and seek to add value every day.

If you are a passionate and talented person who considers themselves a bit of a policy geek, and relishes the opportunity to work in the data policy space, then come join our team!  

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For more information about this role please email either Dale Elvy at, or Megan Anderson at For more about working for us see,

Applications close:  Midnight, Sunday 26 May 2019.

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