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Policy Advisor

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
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Policy & analysis
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Join a growing, energetic and passionate team
  • Opportunity to contribute to reform projects that will deliver legislative and regulatory change
  • Play an important role in solving some of the complex and longstanding issues that face New Zealand's building sector.

Play your part in shaping one of New Zealand's major sectors that employs 250,000 workers and is set to contribute more than $41 billion to New Zealand's economy by 2023.  We are looking for experienced policy professionals to help create a better building sector - not only for those in the industry, but for all New Zealanders.

MBIE is the steward and the central regulator of New Zealand's building system. Our role is to work with sector stakeholders to deliver fit-for-purpose, future focussed building regulation so that people who use buildings can do so safely and without endangering their health. We also want efficient and sustainable buildings and a high performing building and construction industry.


About the role

MBIE's work programme is significant and we are growing our policy team to deliver a substantial programme of legislative reform.

This is your opportunity to grow the full spectrum of your policy craft, to ensure the spaces where New Zealanders live and work are safe, durable and sustainable.  No previous building systems experience is required, as you are able to leverage off the knowledge and industry experience of our in-house building system experts.  You will be supported by a range of experienced policy professionals from across the organisation to help test your thinking, develop robust advice and support your career goals. 

As a Policy Advisor you will make connections on a range of issues and apply critical thinking and analytical skills that will challenge the status quo.  You'll have the opportunity to develop, lead and deliver significant policy projects within a high-priority government sector. 


Do you?           

  • Want to work in an environment where you can take your career to the next level
  • Enjoy working on complex problems, generating ideas and coming up with solutions
  • Have the skills to produce high quality advice for Ministers
  • Enjoy building relationships with others and working collaboratively
  • Think it's important to be able to work in a flexible way that suits you, your work and your life


Come work with smart and driven people that want to make a difference

MBIE is an incredibly diverse organisation, employing more than 4,000 people across a range of roles. We share a commitment to growing New Zealand for all.  We create opportunities for our people to gain experience in different parts of our organisation.  We are committed to providing contemporary, flexible ways of working so our people can work in a way that best suits them, their work and their life. That includes giving our people more choice about when, how and where they work.

You may have developed a good base of skills in policy development and be keen to broaden your experience further in a supportive environment for an exciting career in government.  Alternatively you may be ready for that next step up from a graduate role to take your career to the next level.  Either way we'd love to hear from you!

Click on the APPLY button below in order to start the online application process. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.  We welcome your questions and enquiries - to discuss please contact Marg by email quoting ref MBIE/1414372.

Applications close on 26 August


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