Principal Policy Advisor at Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
This role is in the Solutions Design and Implementation group, which designs the detailed policy, legislation and funding settings and tools needed to achieve our system priorities. A wide variety of work is undertaken across the teams within SDI. This ranges from policy on first home products, public housing and rental markets through to work on legislative and regulatory tools, and advice on funding, tools and interventions to help overcome barriers to high quality urban development and housing supply.
Mō te tūnga | About the role
We are looking for a Principal Advisor to join our Urban Development Projects policy team. In this role, you will be leading advice to support the potential investment in, or implementation of complex urban development projects that will enable housing and lead to good urban outcomes. A core function of the role is to work as the interface between policy and operational projects. This role requires excellent relationship management skills, as you will be working with other team members, within the wider Ministry, and external stakeholders, such as Kainga Ora - Homes and Communities and local councils. This role naturally lends itself to someone with knowledge of planning (urban or infrastructure), business casing, and economics, but this is not essential.
The Principal Policy Advisor is a critical thought and team leadership position. You will be get the opportunity to lead complex policy projects, use your significant leaderships skills, mentor and coach others. As a clear and confident communicator you will influence senior leaders, Ministers and sector related stakeholders through effective partnership, policy development and advice.
The salary range for this role is 136,146 - $166,401 (top step)
Ō wheako, ō pukenga | About you
As a policy professional you will be a critical thinker able to work on a range of complex and challenging issues and develop robust policy advice through a system wide lens. You should be comfortable leading policy work that achieves real tangible outcomes, under urgency, on often complex matters. You will be a confident communicator with experience working across agencies and with a range of stakeholders, senior leaders and Ministers.
To succeed in this role, you will have:
- Experience, knowledge or formal training in planning (urban, spatial or infrastructure) policy, business casing, economics or related field is an advantage, but not essential
- strong policy foundations, including excellent written and analytical skills and the ability to see the big picture
- experience in building strong relationships with key agencies and external stakeholders
- a proactive approach, and experience leading large and/or complex policy projects
- experience (and a high degree of comfort) dealing with ambiguity and changing context
- proven ability to communicate with influence
- ability to interpret evidence, quickly assimilate new information or areas of work and understand unfamiliar and complex issues.
- a relevant tertiary qualification.
What we can offer you:
- Flexible working policy to give work/life balance
- Engaging employee-led people networks that celebrate diversity, provide safe spaces, and encourage thought-leadership
- Close to the railway station, modern office space and cloud-based technology that allows for joined up, cohesive collaboration
- Wellbeing initiatives, tools and courses, and a discounted health insurance scheme
- Open minds - we aren't afraid of change and encourage fresh approaches and ideas from people who want to make a difference
- We work to make sure the aspirations of whānau, hapū and iwi are enabled.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Please click on the APPLY button to be directed to the application page, from here you can upload your CV and cover letter. Please note, while applications close Sunday 27 November 2022, we will be reviewing applications as they are received and may progress with suitable applicants prior to the application closing date. Therefore, please apply as soon as possible if you are interested in this position.
For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process. You must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand to be eligible or this position.'
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry of Housing and Urban Development|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
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