Full-Time Senior Policy Adviser
Pou Tohu Matua Kaupapa Here | Senior Policy Adviser (multiple opportunities)
Te Aka – Policy and Sector Performance Group
Permanent, fixed-term/secondment – full-time *
Salary range $84,139 – $102,847 midpoint
He ngākau titikaha, he hononga tangata
Promoting a confident and connected culture
We are seeking Senior Policy Advisers – for our Media Policy and Arts Policy teams. Reporting to Tier 3 Policy Managers, these roles will support the Ministry’s policy work for either the media or arts sectors.
This is your opportunity to join a growing Te Manatū Taonga and support the delivery of the recent significant investment that has been made for the arts, culture, heritage and media sectors.
With an ambitious and high-profile work programme ahead, we are building our capacity across all levels. This includes responding to the effects of COVID-19 on our sectors which is focused on recovery, regeneration and revitalisation. This covers a wide range of policy areas, including visual and performing arts, media and broadcasting reform, heritage buildings and places, memorials and national symbols, and heritage collections and taonga. These roles are based in our historical building on Lambton Quay in the heart of the CBD.
Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the roles
Te Pāpāho – Media Policy
As an experienced Senior Policy Adviser you will lead and support high quality advice on key media and broadcasting sector reforms. The Government has an ambitious reform agenda for the broadcasting and media sector, including the establishment of a new single public media entity; a review of the way content is regulated in order to balance people’s safety against the right to freedom of expression; and a first principles look at the sustainability and viability of the broader media ecosystem in New Zealand.
You will enjoy working at pace to deliver smart solutions to a range of problems, and ideally have experience in areas such as (but not all) legislative processes, budget processes and public engagement processes.
Te Toi – Arts Policy
In this role you will draw on your knowledge and experience of public policy processes to advise Ministers on arts and culture policy issues. The Government has made a significant investment in the arts and cultural sector over the next three years, to ensure the sector is supported through, and following, COVID-19. The Arts policy team offers candidates the opportunity to meaningfully shape the approach to policy in varied and interesting sectors.
You will have the ability to thrive in a fast-moving and busy environment, and have experience working collaboratively with external stakeholders to achieve positive policy outcomes.
We are looking for a confident and enthusiastic team players who can think strategically, work through ambiguity and manage relationships. In return we offer an inclusive Ministry, with a flat structure and varied work that provides ample opportunities for growth.
Mōu anō - About you
deally you will have the following:
- Relevant experience providing policy analysis and advice in the public sector and well-developed analytical and research skills
- Some experience advancing Maori perspectives in policy, preferably within central or local government.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Experience working with significant stakeholders, including Minister’s offices
- An understanding of how to take policy through to implementation
- An understanding of the legislative process, specifically relating to primary legislation
- An understanding of the heritage, arts and/or cultural sectoris desirable
Ko wai mātou – About us
Manatū Taonga has a broad mandate and wide reach across a complex system. With around 150 staff, we operate a lean and flat structure, with the added advantage of knowing everyone by name. This structure creates opportunities at every level within the organisation. We embrace diversity and inclusiveness, are passionate about our mahi, and welcome experiences from different sectors to strengthen and support the pou of our whare.
We work in a sector that contributes $11 billion to New Zealand’s GDP over 90,000 jobs, ranging from screen production to symphonies, broadcasting to ballet, kapa haka to heritage, and more. Our mahi helps the government promote our unique cultural identity and Aotearoatanga – from policy to programme delivery. With our partners – Māori, public sector agencies and our funded agencies – we connect local communities to cultural experiences to enrich our mātauranga. Our sector funds and tells stories reﬂecting who New Zealanders are today, helping us to navigate our future – building an inclusive and cohesive nation we want our tamariki to grow up in and call home.
Want to know more about us go to https://mch.govt.nz/about-ministry/jobs-and-careers
Me pēhea te tono – How to apply
Download the position description for more details. Click on the APPLY button to complete the application form and submit your CV and cover letter that includes which role you would like to be considered for, if you have a preference.
We are looking for the successful applicants to start as soon as possible. We are open to exploring secondment or fixed term employment opportunities for these roles.
For enquiries about this position contact Michelle Borowicz, Executive Assistant. Michelle.Borowicz@mch.govt.nz
Applications close 5pm Sunday, 24 January 2021.
Āheinga – Eligibility
If you are not a New Zealand citizen, you must hold current eligibility to work in New Zealand in order to work for Manatū Taonga at time of applying. Please refer to the New Zealand Immigration Service for further information.
*Te Mahi Hangore – Working flexibly
Manatū Taonga embraces flexible working. We’re open minded about how you can be your best both inside and outside work so please tell us what working arrangements suit you.
How to ApplyApplications close 5pm Sunday, 24 January 2021. Āheinga - Eligibility If you are not a New Zealand citizen, you must hold current eligibility to work in New Zealand in order to work for Manatū Taonga at time of applying. Please refer to the New Zealand Immigration Service for further information. *Te Mahi Hangore - Working flexibly Manatū Taonga embraces flexible working. We're open minded about how you can be your best both inside and outside work so please tell us what working arrangements suit you.
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