Senior Policy Advisor | Health and Safetyat Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
Wellington, NZ
6d ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs

About the role

The Health and Safety Policy team lead advice on strategic issues across work health and safety and energy safety including :

  • Regulatory reform : Designing and delivering modern regulations to support a step change in New Zealand's health and safety outcomes at work.
  • Current areas of focus include machinery, vehicles and structures, adventure activities, and hazardous substances

  • System priorities : Supporting the implementation of the Government's Health and Safety at Work Strategy and responding to emerging areas such as work-related mental health and psycho-social risks (including stress and bullying) and whether the current policy settings are sufficient
  • System performance : How we measure and understand the performance of the health and safety at work system
  • System interfaces : Advising on the interfaces with other sectors that influence health and safety at work e.g. health, transport, environment and ACC, and working closely with other agencies on cross-system issues
  • Oversight of system levers and funding matters , including advice about the roles and priorities of regulators.
  • We work closely with other policy and operational teams and experts within MBIE in Workplace and Labour Markets as well as other ministries, stakeholders and international counterparts.

    Who we're looking for

    You are a highly motivated, credible problem solver, experienced in policy development. This role will suit the following skills and attributes :

  • Experience leading complex policy projects within central government, particularly regulatory change
  • Understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles and application of these in public policy and in partnership with Māori
  • Wide ranging knowledge of policy development disciplines and processes
  • Strong stakeholder relationship building, influencing and engagement skills to gain the cooperation and commitment of others, from Ministers to stakeholders
  • Ability to work with technical detail and use others' knowledge to understand implications of policy choices
  • Passion for leading and coaching others to develop their policy craft and take their careers to the next level
  • The ability to work through ambiguity and deliver results
  • You will be challenged while given the opportunity to significantly change the research, science, and innovation landscape in New Zealand.

    If the opportunity to join an effective, flexible and supportive team with scope to grow then we would welcome the opportunity to discuss this role further with you.

    Why MBIE?

  • MBIE offers significant opportunity for developing experience across a broad variety of areas. We proactively support development through on-the-job learning and we'll help you manage a healthy work-life balance;
  • with flexi-time, healthcare and financial benefits, along with sports teams and social activities.

    How to find out more and apply

    Click on the APPLY button to submit your CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

    We welcome your enquiries for a confidential chat please contact Jane at quoting ref MBIE / 1539136

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