Principal Policy Advisor | Employment Standards
Wellington, NZ, NZ
6d ago

Salary Range $132,000- $160,000Permanent RoleWellington Central

  • Take the lead to solve complex policy challenges
  • Work alongside passionate people and communities About our MBIE policy communityMBIE has a diverse range of policy, regulatory and service delivery responsibilities that help build the economic success of New Zealand.
  • Our purpose is to grow New Zealand for all our work makes a significant difference to many aspects of New Zealanders' daily lives.

    This work is all the more important with many key government priorities being delivered in 2021 and beyond. There couldn't be a better time to join us and make an impact.

    MBIE has a well-established public policy community. We work with multiple Ministers across a wide range of subjects; from building and resources, to science and innovation, to Maori economic development, to labour and employment, plus many more.

    Our work programmes are as interesting as they are varied. For more information go to : MBIE Policy Community. About the Employment Standards Policy teamMBIE's Employment Standards Policy Team advises the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety on the operation of New Zealand's statutory minimum code of employment protections, and the broader regulatory system that makes those rights work in practice.

    Our advice is informed by working with unions, employers and other stakeholders across government and society.Our work programme includes reviewing the minimum wage, improving paid parental leave and the Holidays Act, and developing options to protect contractors from exploitative business practices.

    We are also implementing the Government's commitment to introduce a new public holiday to recognise Matariki.About our Principal Policy AdvisorsOur Principal Policy Advisors take the lead on complex and high profile government policy projects.

    They apply their policy expertise, influencing skills and their superb communication to engage and work collaboratively with various groups and Ministerial offices.

    They bring their solid understanding of legislative frameworks and processes, Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles, and the wider political environment to better position New Zealand for the future.

    They are part of our policy leadership teams and share their knowledge to support and coach others to improve our public policy capability.

    Are you who we are looking for?We are looking for motivated people with experience leading policy principles in high-profile projects and a track record of problem solving and providing quality advice in complex situations.

    Desirable skills & experience :

  • Experience leading complex policy projects within central government
  • 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
  • Demonstrated capability in working with Ministers, senior public service officials, internal and external stakeholders
  • 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 may be a seasoned policy professional looking for that next challenge or ready to take your next step into a Principal Policy Advisor role we'd love to hear from you!Come join us and make a difference to New ZealandersClick 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 questions and enquiries please contact jane.

    ransfield quoting ref MBIE / 1574415Applications close 5pm 31 October 2021#LI-MBIE

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