Adviser or Senior Adviser to the Legislation Design and Advisory Committeeat Parliamentary Counsel Office
Parliamentary Counsel Office
Wellington - Wairarapa, NZ
2d ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs

About this role

We have a rare and exciting opportunity for a legal and policy adviser or senior legal and policy adviser to join the Parliamentary Counsel Office (PCO) in its work supporting the Legislation Design and Advisory Committee.

The is a committee of public and private sector experts appointed by the Attorney-General to drive quality in legislative design.

The Committee is responsible for the , Government's key point of reference for assessing whether legislation is well designed and consistent with fundamental legal and constitutional principles.

The Committee has three key roles :

  • advising departments and Ministers on how best to design legislative proposals to comply with the Legislation Guidelines, and reporting to the Attorney-General on key issues of concern
  • making submissions to select committees on Bills that raise significant legislative design, constitutional and public law issues
  • maintaining, improving, and engaging with the public and private sector on the Guidelines.
  • The Adviser or Senior Adviser will work closely with the chair and the to set the strategic focus of the Committee's work programme, provide core advice to support its decisions and thinking, track emerging trends and issues, develop advice and submissions, engage with the Attorney-General's office, and grow capability on Guidelines issues.

    The Adviser or Senior Adviser works as part of a small team in the Parliamentary Counsel Office that reports to the Drafting Stewardship Manager.

    This is a rare opportunity to combine strategic thinking, policy and legislative development experience, and enthusiasm for legislative design, all while working with respected senior officials and external advisers with deep experience in legislative design and on interesting cross-government issues.

    You will work at the heart of Government and, through being at the Parliamentary Counsel Office, gain exposure to issues arising from the development of legislation, Cabinet decision making, and the Parliamentary process.

    The role is designed to be filled through 1 2 year secondments, to enable you to bring your experience in legislative design to the Committee, and for you to take your knowledge back to your core role.

    However, we would also consider fixed term employment.

    The role is full-time, but there is flexibility to consider part-time hours and other flexible work arrangements.

    For more about the role, please go to the PCO's website : http : / / www.pco.govt.nz / adviser-or-senior-adviser-ldac / .

    Applications should be sent to applications pco.govt.nz. The application should include a cover letter outlining suitability for the role, a CV and the PCO application form, available at the following link : http : / / www.

    pco.govt.nz / how-to-apply / .

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