Experienced Policy Adviser / Senior Policy Adviser - fixed term


Are you curious about how transport can shape the future of New Zealand?

Do you want to influence how money is invested across the transport system to deliver growth and development in our regions?

Or perhaps you enjoy working with highly productive, supportive, and forward-thinking teams?

The Ministry of Transport is rolling out a fresh new vision to enable New Zealanders to flourish. Key to this is making wise investment decisions that drive social, economic, environmental, and health and safety outcomes.

We’re working across government to help deliver the Provincial Growth Fund. Supporting the allocation of three billion dollars to help regions reach their full potential and achieve better economic and social outcomes. We have two fixed term positions and are seeking experienced Policy Advisers or Senior Policy Advisers to lead our involvement with the Provincial Growth Fund. Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing and coordinating policy advice on applications to the Provincial Growth Fund that relate to transport

  • Establishing strong relationships with the Provincial Development Unit (that oversees the Fund) and government partners including the NZTA and KiwiRail

  • Building a framework to articulate transport’s role in regional development

  • Leading the Ministry’s reporting on the implementation of the Provincial Growth Fund to relevant Ministers

What you’ll bring

We’re keen to see applications from individuals who have at least 2 years of experience providing professional advice in a government, legal, consulting or industry setting. Here, initiative and outstanding relationship skills will be key to your success.

You’ll be regarded as a keen learner, someone who delivers exceptional outcomes, and demonstrates a great attitude and genuine desire to grow. You’ll be excited by a streak of ambiguity, working at pace, and will demonstrate exceptional communication skills – preparing clear and concise advice.

What we offer

This is a fixed term position until June 2019, with the possibility of extension. Join this high-paced, motivated team and make your contribution to New Zealand society, now and in the future.

The Ministry of Transport is a small and friendly agency that lends itself to day-to-day variety. This fixed term position will provide you with exposure across the sector and the chance to be apart of the team shaping significant investment in our regions.

To join this energetic and motivated agency, please apply through our careers centre https://mot.careercentre.net.nz/Job/ including a cover letter and your full CV. For any questions or for more information email applications@transport.govt.nz. 

For a confidential discussion about the role with Siobhan Routledge, Director Strategy & Investment, please contact Aimee Webb to set up a time on 022 014 3990.

Fixed term – Full time

Job no: IOAO80397

Location: Wellington

Closing Date: Sunday, 30 September 2018