• Position Senior Policy Advisor, Strategy Policy & Planning - Climate Change Programme
  • Division The Johnson Group
  • Job Type Contract
  • Location Wellington - Central
  • Ref# MT57000
  • Posted 23 December 2020
  • Close off 15 January 2021

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Policy Advisor with strategic policy experience who is passionate about social and climate change issues. This role, with a large central government agency, sits in a Strategy & Evaluation team, that is in the early stages of a Climate Change Programme. The role will be working closely with a Principal / Lead Advisor as part of a small but growing team. This Programme is in response to the recent Climate Emergency declaration, committing to urgent action on reducing carbon emissions. It is a cross agency initiative which is scaling up and has a lot of interest from the Minister. The Senior Policy Advisor will largely focus on developing the programme strategy, and will take a hands on approach with getting the initial policy and planning in place to get the work programme up and running.

Ideally looking for someone with the following:

  • Experienced Senior Policy Advisor
  • Strategic ‘big P’ policy experience
  • Programme strategy development and planning
  • Strong core policy skills set and the ability to be hands on with a lot of the work
  • Excellent writing skills – ability across ministerial servicing, briefings to the Minister, cabinet papers etc.
  • Ability to translate technical information into plain English
  • Cross Agency project / programme experience
  • Ability to be adaptable and work in a fast-moving environment

As New Zealand’s only specialist public sector recruitment firm, we are always keen to meet candidates, talk about their career aspirations, share market insights and see how we can assist in your next career move! With Christmas just around the corner please feel free to get in touch if you’re thinking about a change for 2021.

For enquiries and further info please email your CV in Word Format to info@thejohnsongroup.co.nz and reference Job #MT5700. Please note that we will be out of the office from 23rd Dec to 11th Jan so will come back to you then.

Or, for further information about this job, please contact:
Marissa Taylor - Senior Consultant
Phone: 04 915 1472

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