Senior Policy Advisors
Ministry of Justice
Wellington City, New Zealand
4d ago

Job Description

Permanent & Fixed Term

National Office Wellington

Kahore tetahi o tatou, taea te mahi, nga mahi e taea o tatou katoa.

Not one of us alone can do the job as well as all of us working together

Are you passionate about making a difference for all New Zealanders? If you are an experienced policy professional and the questions above spark your interest, we want to hear from you.

When you choose to work in the Policy Group at Justice Tāhū o Te Ture you'll join a successful team that is focused on making New Zealand a safe and just society.

Our work is diverse and broad-ranging, with opportunities to shape thinking and drive change across the justice and social sectors.

It's also complex and challenging, with new tests for your critical thinking and relationship management skills every day.

We're looking for several Senior Policy Advisors to lead work on the government's justice sector law reform programme. Due to the breadth of the policy areas Justice leads, we have some ability to shape work to take into account your individual preferences, experience, and career goals.

Some of the areas you might be working on include :

  • Criminal justice
  • Human rights
  • Anti-money laundering and anti-corruption
  • Access to justice and specialised courts
  • To be successful in this role you will need :

  • People skills . Do you care about helping people and have a strong sense of integrity? Are you self-aware and trustworthy, with a willingness to learn from others?
  • Leadership skills. Can you take the initiative on issues, coach and lead others to solve complex problems?
  • Problem solving . Can you think analytically and critically? Do you find complex problems interesting, and have a knack for solving them?
  • Communication skills. Are you an excellent communicator? Can you simplify complex information and ask questions to improve your understanding?
  • In return, we will :

  • prioritise your well-being and professional development
  • empower you to coach others, and be coached by experienced policy professionals
  • provide opportunities to work on and lead a broad range of fascinating policy problems
  • a flexible working environment
  • The Justice Policy Group values a diverse workplace, with a variety of life experiences. The Policy Group actively builds its understanding and capability of Te Āo Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and the ability to apply this to your work is particularly valuable.

    Joining the Ministry of Justice means you will become part of an inclusive organisation that values you and the communities we serve.

    It's our promise to ensure our workplace is one where our people feel healthy and safe, supported and able to be themselves at work.

    We value respect as the foundation for building a positive workplace culture and one where diversity is welcomed andcelebrated.

    The salary range for a Senior Advisor in the Justice Policy Group is $99,413 - $140,347

    Applications close at midnight on Sunday 27 September 2020.

    If you have any questions, please contact BSU Policy justice.govt.nz.

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