Senior Policy Advisor (Employment Relations Policy Team) at Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Discover a career with purpose at MBIE
Opportunities to lead policy projects within Employment Relations Policy
Permanent based opportunities in Wellington central, Christchurch or Auckland
Salary range $103,290 - $132,417 plus kiwisaver and wellness benefit
About the role:
We are looking for Senior Policy Advisors to join the Employment Relations Policy Team in MBIE’s Workplace, Relations and Safety branch. The team develops advice and provides analysis on the employment relations system, including its core regulatory framework and settings. Our work is all about the relationship between employers and workers. It is often high profile, involves really interesting trade-offs, and is usually fast paced. Our team is supportive and close-knit.
We have a range of exciting opportunities in the team. You will be able to play a lead role in the areas that we are currently working on, or that are on the horizon, such as Fair Pay Agreements, bullying and harassment at work, addressing gender and ethnic pay gaps through pay transparency, and looking at our dispute resolution system. z
The other teams in the Workplace Relations and Safety branch work on policy projects relating to international labour, health and safety, employment standards and accident compensation. We work in a collaborative environment to deliver the government’s priorities - with the wide variety of work across the branch there are often development [opportunities] to work with other teams on projects that will help you grow and build your experience and work towards your career goals.
Our work is interesting, high-priority and can result in big impacts for everyday New Zealanders. Our projects often involve regulatory change so you will get the opportunity to be involved in government and parliamentary processes, and in policies which will make a difference in the lives of people at work.
We have a flat structure where you will be talking directly to Ministers and stakeholders about your work. Our team works closely with our operational counterparts, so you’ll get good experience at making sure our policies are well implemented.
We offer a supportive culture where you are encouraged to lead, and thoughtful peer review from colleagues across the branch is the norm. Working alongside experienced and supportive policy professionals you will be able to develop and apply your public policy skills and experience to make a difference for New Zealanders.
Some of our best people are part-time or work flexibly, and we are really open to those options.
Skills and experience required:
We are looking for motivated people with experience in problem solving complex problems and formulating high-quality policy advice for a range of stakeholders and projects.
They have great knowledge of legislative frameworks and processes, Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles, and a strong understanding of the wider political environment to better position New Zealand for the future.
Ideally you will:
- have experience leading complex policy projects within central government
- understand Te Tiriti o Waitangi and have applied it in public policy and in partnership with Māori
- have wide ranging knowledge of policy development disciplines and processes
- build strong stakeholder relationships, using influencing and engagement skills to gain the cooperation and commitment of others
- have demonstrated capability in working with Ministers, senior public service officials, internal and external stakeholders
- have a passion for leading and coaching others to develop their policy craft and take their careers to the next level
- be able to work through ambiguity and deliver results.
MBIE's goal is to create a resilient and high-performing economy that delivers real and ongoing quality of life for all New Zealanders.
We do this by working with others to create an environment that supports businesses to be more productive and internationally competitive, enables all New Zealanders to participate in the economy through improved job opportunities and by working to ensure quality housing is more affordable.
People are at the heart of our mahi, our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours.
- Mahi Tahi – Better Together
- Māia – Bold and brave
- Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future
- Pono Me Te Tika – Own It
Our aspirations are echoed in our Māori identity – Hīkina Whakatutuki – which broadly means ‘lifting to make successful'.
MBIE recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown and is committed to giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We will do this through enduring, meaningful and effective partnerships with iwi, Māori, other Māori groups/organisations and the Crown, as this is critical to enable economic and social development, both for Māori and for wider Aotearoa New Zealand. We are committed to continuing to partner with iwi in order to find new sustainable solutions to address long standing systemic and cross-cutting issues facing Māori and wider Aotearoa New Zealand and we are also committed to identifying opportunities for iwi to lead and creating an enabling environment for iwi to leverage these opportunities.
E mōhio ana a Hīkina Whakatutuki i puea ake te kōtuinga I waenganui i a ngāi Māori me te Karauna i Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ā, kei te whai ia ki te whakaū ake i Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Mā te whai kiko o ngā kōtuinga ahungaroa o ngāi wi, o ngāi Māori, me ētahi atu rōpū Māori ki te Karauna, katutuki tēnei. He āhuatanga nui tēnei e āhei ai ngā mahi whanaketanga ā-ohanga, ā-pāpori hoki ki a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui. E whai tonu ana mātou ki te kōtui atu ki ngā iwi mō te rapu huarahi hou ki te whakaara i ngā kaupapakua roa nei e tāmi ana i a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui, ā, e whai ana hoki ki te tautohu i ngā āheinga kōkiritanga mā ngā iwi, me te tautoko i ngā iwi kia whai mana ake ai ēnei āheinga.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Category:||Policy & analysis|
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