Policy Advisor at NZ Police, Wellington - Hutt Valley;Wellington - Kapiti;Wellington - Masterton;Wellington - Porirua;Wellington - Tawa;Wellington - Upper Hutt;Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
New Zealand Police is working with the community to make New Zealanders be safe and feel safe. With over 13,000 staff, we provide policing services 24 hours a day, every day. We operate by land, sea and air, manage over 860,000 emergency calls a year and are always actively preventing crime and crashes.
We’re working towards specific goals and targets that highlight our intent to work collaboratively with iwi and communities, other government sectors and business partners to deliver ‘Our Business’ and achieve long-term change.
Policy Advisors – we want you!
- Based at Police National Headquarters, Wellington
- Policy Advisor I – Band H
- Policy Advisor II – Band I
- Permanent, Full Time
- Nationally Advertised Vacancy
Mō te tūnga - About the roles
We are recruiting for roles across our teams to deliver on a diverse and important work programme. We’re looking for energetic and capable policy professionals who are looking to advance their career tackling some of New Zealand’s most pressing challenges. Join us and make a real difference for the future of our communities.
The New Zealand Police Policy Group provides advice on a remarkable and fascinating range of policy issues from vulnerable children, family harm, and health, through to firearms, transport, national security, emergency management, and criminal justice reform. The diversity of our business makes for interesting and challenging policy opportunities across the wide variety of sectors we work with.
As a policy advisor in our Group you will:
- Have a genuine passion to improve the lives of New Zealanders, a positive can-do mindset, and intellectual curiosity
- Apply a professional approach to the work of the Policy group
- Contribute your professional expertise to complex, uncertain, critical or significant projects
Your key accountabilities will include:
- Analyse policy issues and develop advice
- Prepare briefings, Cabinet papers, and correspondence
- Develop, or contribute to, project management plans and implement those plans
- Manage relationships with operational staff and represent their views in the development of policy.
Mō te tima – About our teams
Criminal Justice Policy
The Criminal Justice Policy Team works with Police groups and other agencies across the criminal justice sector to support legislative changes and policy relating to the administration of justice, the management of offenders, and improvements to the criminal justice system.
Prevention and Social Policy
The Prevention and Social Policy Team works with Police operational groups, government and non-government agencies across the justice and social sectors on legislative changes and policy relating to social policy issues, in particular strengthening community resilience, family violence and sexual violence, youth and child offending, improving outcomes for Māori, and improving responses for victims of crime.
National Security and International Policy
The National Security and International Team focuses on issues that affect New Zealand and the wider global community such as cybercrime and security. It also focuses on border and cross-border issues such as international information sharing, counter terrorism, and national security.
Transnational Organised Crime, Transport and Health Policy
The Transnational Organised Crime, Transport and Health Policy Team brings together policy and strategic advice on transnational organised crime (including anti-money laundering and people trafficking), road safety and wider transport issues, together with advice on mental health, alcohol, and other drugs policy. The team works closely with the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Transport, and the Ministry of Health as well as the Police work groups involved in these areas of our business.
The Firearms Policy Team has responsibility for modernising and maintaining the firearms laws and promoting the safe possession and use of firearms and other weapons.
We currently have vacancies within the Criminal Justice, Firearms, and Transnational Organised Crime, Transport and Health policy teams. While we appoint the group, please feel free to express any preferences for placement in your covering letter.
What you’ll bring
Being part of the Police whānau is about being our best to ensure our communities are safe and feel safe. Our Core Competencies provide a shared understanding of the behaviours, leadership and technical competence required for success at each level of Police. Whilst we are looking for skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the role, we also place high importance on your state of mind, the alignment of your values with ours, your ability to contribute to and build high performing teams, and the way that you lead yourself or others.
To be successful in the Policy Advisor role you will need:
- experience in providing public policy advice on a range of issues
- evidence of working collaboratively with others
- a good understanding of machinery of government.
With the support of senior staff or your manager you will gain the experiences to further develop your policy and project management skills to take your career to the next level.
Special Requirement: Must hold a New Zealand or Australian Citizenship or be a New Zealand Resident.
This role is set at Individual Contributor level, this means your key purpose is “to deliver or enable others to deliver Our Business”.
We will ask you questions based on “How we will deliver Our Business – Core Competencies” and the appropriate role level, i.e. Individual Contributor. For more information on Our Core Competencies, please copy and paste this URL: https://tenone.police.govt.nz/sites/default/files/documents/2020-11/Core%20Competencies%20updated%20Nov%202020%20compressed.pdf
These questions will be unique and specific to the role, focusing on the aspects the hiring manager believes are most important for that position at the time. For more information on Our Values, please copy and paste this URL: https://www.police.govt.nz/sites/default/files/publications/nzp-our-values.pdf
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Mo matou – About us
Everything we do at New Zealand Police - Nga Pirihimana O Aotearoa - is about ensuring people are safe and feel safe, working towards our vision for New Zealand to be the world’s safest country. Being part of the Police whanau is more than a job – it’s about bringing your best to the mahi every day, working closely with others to achieve shared outcomes, and working in ways that give effect to and reflect our core values – Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Commitment to Mäori and the Treaty, Empathy and Valuing Diversity.
Your wellbeing inside and outside of work is important to us. We’re open to discussing flexible working options that work for both you and the business.
For more information on the above, please copy and paste this URL: https://www.police.govt.nz/careers
How to apply
Please note: Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs Website are no longer considered. Please visit our Police Careers page: https://career10.successfactors.com/career?company=nzpolice to apply for this position.
If this position sounds like you, click apply now. You will be required to submit an application form and a CV. Before confirmation of hire, pre-employment checks will be undertaken.
For further information on the application process, please copy and paste this URL: https://www.police.govt.nz/careers
Remuneration upon appointment to the Policy Advisor I role will be (starting) $87,401 - $105,259.
Remuneration upon appointment to the Policy Advisor II role will be (starting) $94,854 - $114,358.
When applying for either the Policy Advisor I or Policy Advisor II roles, please confirm in your application which role you are applying for.
If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact your Recruitment Advisor – firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close 5:00pm, Tuesday 28th March 2023.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Location:||Wellington - Hutt Valley;Wellington - Kapiti;Wellington - Masterton;Wellington - Porirua;Wellington - Tawa;Wellington - Upper Hutt;Wellington|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Category:||Policy & analysis|
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