Senior / Policy Advisor, Environmental Policy
Wellington City
1d ago

15 month fixed termposition based in central Wellington

Exciting time to joinour team at either Senior Policy Advisor or Policy Advisor level

Help shape the futurefor the greater good of the Wellington region

We are seeking aSenior / Policy Advisor to join our Environmental Policy Department for afixed-term of 15 months. You will be based in the heart of Wellington in ourbrand new Cuba St office with easy access to many of the fantastic places andopportunities that people love about our capital city.

This is an excitingtime to join our high performing team as we are at a crucial stage in ourimplementation of national policy direction into the Regional Policy Statementand Natural Resources Plan for the Wellington Region.

We can only solve thecomplex natural resource problems that we face with an openness to new ideasand methodologies, intelligence, enthusiasm and a collaborative approach.

Youwill play a lead role in developing plan changes to improve the environment inthe Wellington Region

Youwill support the Regional Council's implementation of the National PolicyStatements for Urban Development and Freshwater Management

Youwill bring alive our purpose of working with mana whenua, partners and thecommunity for the greater good of the Wellington Region.

About Greater Wellington :

There's a lot more to us thanmeets the eye. Here at Greater Wellington Regional Council, we're working onthe big things that will impact everyone in our region.

Ensuring we haveuninterrupted access to drinking water, staying safe from the threat offlooding, protecting and enhancing the environment, improving the quality ofour fresh water, ensuring we are all connected through our public transportnetwork and planning ahead for the potential impact of climate change acrossour region.

We're people who are genuinely passionate about the work we do,because we believe what we do counts.

We provide a diverse range of benefits including working options that helpour staff balance their own lifestyle and needs with their work commitments.

We're also all about growing our people through professional development andexperience across everything the council does.

About the role :

In this position youwill contribute to the Department’s work, including :

theimplementation of the Regional Policy Statement and the drafting of submissionsto central and local government

Planchanges to the Regional Policy Statement and associated First Schedule Process,

thedevelopment of the Proposed Natural Resources Plan, including plan changes, andassociated First Schedule processes, incorporating national direction andWhaitua Implementation Programmes, and

theoperation of whaitua committees.

Skills and experiencerequired :

To be successful inthis role, you will need :

A tertiary qualification in natural resourcemanagement, planning, law, public policy, economics, environmental science orsimilar

An understanding of and respect for te aoMāori and tikanga

Skills or an interest in learning te reoMāori and using it in your work

An understanding of the Resource ManagementAct 1991, and the role of regional councils in New Zealand

The ability to work with partners to analyseand develop options for regional natural resource management issues

Excellent oral and written communicationskills

Strong relationship management skills

To be considered atthe Senior Policy Advisor level you will need to demonstrate the ability toperform a leadership role within a project, take on more complex issues andprovide mentoring support to other members of a team.

How to apply :

Clickon the link to view the job description and to apply for the role with a coverletter and CV.

Forfurther information, please contact Fleur Matthews, Team Leader, 021 306 951.

Applications close : Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Due to current border restrictions from the New Zealand Government we areonly able to accept applications from candidates who are a New ZealandCitizen / Resident or who have already secured the right to work in New Zealandand hold a valid visa.

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