The Spatial Planning Act (SPA) policy unit is seeking expressions of interest for multiple Principal Advisor one-year secondment or fixed term positions to 30 June 2023.
These are exciting roles offering a unique opportunity to work as part of a strong multi-agency and multi-disciplinary team to deliver and implement a major policy reform project.
Mō mātou About us
The SPA is one of the Acts replacing the Resource Management Act 1991 (along with the Natural and Built Environments Act and the Climate Change Adaption Act).
Its focus is to facilitate regions taking a longer term, integrated view of their growth, development, environment aspirations and challenges through the creation of regional spatial strategies (RSS).
It is a cross-cutting and novel piece of legislation and will form a new part of Aotearoa New Zealand's Resource Management system.
To oversee the development and implementation of the SPA, an interdepartmental executive board comprising Chief Executives from the Ministry for the Environment, the Treasury, Ministry for Housing and Urban Development, Ministry of Transport, Department of Conservation and Department of Internal Affairs was set up under the Public Service Act 2020.
The SPA policy unit is responsible for developing and implementing the SPA and reports to the Board. The unit is a highly supportive and collegial team, comprised of senior public servants from seven agencies.
It is hosted by the Ministry for the Environment.
Mō tēnei tūrangi mahi About this role
Following the completion of the main policy development process in 2021 / 22, the unit is expanding to support the implementation phase of the reform programme.
The unit's core deliverables for 2022 / 23 include :
As a Principal Advisor you will be providing strategic oversight and intellectual leadership on some of the team's most complex and high-profile projects, which include :
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako Skills and experience
These roles would suit experienced and credible policy professionals who :
Tono ināianei Apply Now
Apply directly by completing the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter. Note : your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role.
If you would like to discuss these roles further, we would be pleased to chat with you! Please contact Jane.White mfe.govt.
nz and Jessica.Rowe mfe.govt.nz, including also for the currently advertised Analyst and Senior Analyst roles within the SPA.
Rā Katinga Applications close : end of Sunday 3 July 2022. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we may commence interviews and appointments ahead of the close date.
Note : If you are looking for a secondment please ensure you have permission from your current manager.
The location for this role is flexible which means you can work anywhere in New Zealand and there is an option to work from home.
As a flexible friendly employer, we are happy to discuss solutions that may work for you and the business. We value and care about enabling our people to work in a way that means they can work at their best.
We embrace diversity and inclusion and are committed to equal opportunities. What's important to us is he rau kotahi tangata' embracing our multiple talents by harnessing our diversity and being inclusive.
We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. We are proud to be Rainbow Tick certified and recognise the diversity and uniqueness of our workforce and reaffirm our commitment to create a safe and inclusive environment for everyone.
We want to ensure accessibility needs are well supported, so the recruitment process is fair and equitable for all. Therefore, please let us know if there is any support, we can provide to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible to you.
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