Policy Advisers at Ministry of Transport
Ministry of Transport
Wellington - Wairarapa, NZ
5d ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs

About this role

We are looking for high-performing Adviser and Senior Policy Advisers to join the Investment team at the Ministry of Transport.

The Ministry of Transport is the Government's lead adviser on transport policy. We are a small but agile Ministry which is perfect if you are after a chance to shine!

About the Investment Team

The Investment team works across the sector to influence how funding is invested to ensure the transport system shapes highly liveable places and thriving regions.

This includes leading the Crown Budget process for the transport sector and supporting the Government to develop signal and deliver its investment intentions across the nation through the development of the Government Policy Statement on land transport (which allocates over $4 billion per annum).

We advise Ministers on some of New Zealand's largest infrastructure investments, a lot of our current work for example is on the $6.

8bn transport component of the New Zealand Upgrade Programme (NZUP).

Why join the Team?

You will get the opportunity to provide policy leadership, undertake complex analysis and develop innovative and practical policy solutions with an eye on real world application such as programmes like NZUP.

You will broaden your policy experience and play a significant role in cross-agency priority initiatives. Deliver reactive & strategic advice while also leading a range of regulatory processes Bills, Rule changes and amendments to regulations and develop new internal and external relationships as many of our projects require consultation.

Being part of the investment team also means being able to provide and / or develop skills and capability around project / programme and policy assessment for example an understanding of concepts such as cost benefit analysis etc.

Most importantly, you will be part of a busy, collaborative team, with energetic policy minds and a proven track record of delivery.

Being a Adviser

As a Policy Adviser, you'll join us from a background where you've gained solid experience in projects, problem-solving complex issues, and assessing options.

You will have been working at an Adviser level for ideally 2 years or more.

You will have some experience providing professional advice in a government, legal, consulting or industry setting. Irrespective of your background, you will be regarded as a keen learner, someone who delivers exceptional outcomes and demonstrate a great attitude and genuine desire to grow.

Working in the investment space, means it is useful if you are comfortable working with numerical information. It is useful if you have an understanding of concepts such as cost / benefit analysis, albeit if you haven't had previous experience / knowledge you are happy to learn.

Adviser Salary Band : $67,218 $94,896 based on your experience

Being a Senior Adviser

As a Senior Adviser, you'll lead projects that have a real impact on the lives of New Zealanders and speak to your work at Ministers' meetings and Select Committees.

You will join us from a background where you've gained solid experience in leading and steering projects, problem-solving complex policy issues, and assessing options.

You'll be someone who can take all the information on an issue, analyse its facets, and decide on a direction. You should be comfortable working in a numeric environment and ideally have had some knowledge / exposure to assessment techniques such as cost / benefit analysis.

You will be confident managing programmes of work to ensure efficient, targeted policy analysis and advice is provided to support the delivery of organisation and government goals.

Senior Adviser Salary Band - $93,956 - $132,643 based on your experience.

What will you be working on?

Some of the work you will get involved in is :

The team have a work programme with various opportunities including :

  • The development, monitoring and evaluation of the Government Policy Statement on land transport
  • Understanding and assessing major transport projects and programmes such as NZUP and ensuring the associated outcomes support thriving cities and regions.
  • Helping shape the strategy of investment in our cities
  • Providing leadership across the transport sector Budget bids
  • What we offer?

    If you're looking to broaden your policy experience in a supportive environment, then the Ministry of Transport is the place for you.

    These roles provides a lot of scope to be creative in how we address transport challenges.

    You will be expected to take ownership of your role and will be well supported not only within the team but across the Ministry.

    These are permanent positions and we are looking for the right candidates to join this energetic, motivated Ministry and make a contribution to New Zealand society, now and in the future.

    Please review the position description for more information and for specific queries, contact Tim Herbert, Manager Investment 022 066 2429

    You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for these roles at the Ministry of Transport.

    We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the transport system.

    Please submit your application online including a cover letter and CV by Sunday 20th June 2021.

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