Kaiwhakahaere kaupapa here | Policy Managers - RM Reform

Ministry for the Environment

  • Full Time Fixed Term
  • Multiple Location Options

Fixed Term/Secondment – 2 years 

  • Key leadership roles
  • Exciting work programmes
  • Auckland or Wellington based

Our purpose - He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa - a flourishing environment for every generation – be part of this exciting journey. 

Mō tēnei tūrangi mahi | About this role 

The Government has clearly signalled its intent to reform the resource management system.  

We are looking for several experienced policy and people leaders to join our growing team. 

This is a significant, once-in-a-career opportunity to lead our teams and use your leadership skills in a way that will make a difference to all New Zealanders and our environment. If you are a high performing manager with the drive and commitment to work on a programme that will make a real difference to Te Taiao, then we want to talk to you. 

You'll have a reputation as a strong and effective leader, someone who is known for getting the best out of people (including those working remotely), fostering a positive and cohesive environment and having a reputation as a strong and effective leader. You will provide judgement and direction in an operating context that is often ambiguous, complex and politically charged.  

These roles are highly collaborative and you will need the confidence to develop and manage relationships at all levels across the Ministry, as well as those outside the organisation. 

You will also need to have an agile approach, as Managers are expected to be able to apply their management skills to different work programmes to achieve expected outcomes.  

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience 

Our ideal candidates will bring: 

  • demonstrated people leadership and management experience
  • experience leading and delivering complex policy development
  • strong stakeholder management and engagement skills across diverse groups, including engaging with iwi/Māori and hapū
  • the ability to build networks and develop partnerships, quickly building credibility and trust
  • a collaborative operating style
  • political savvy in terms of tact, discretion and diplomacy
  • an ability to apply Māori worldviews in a way that makes a meaningful difference to policy advice, partnerships, and relationships with others
  • commitment to developing your cultural capability and capacity in te ao Māori.

Mō mātou | About us 

The Ministry's purpose - He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa - a flourishing environment for every generation.  We offer: 

  • a flexible-by-default approach to support your work-life balance
  • agile working, allowing you variety and challenges across the organisation as we work as ‘One MfE'
  • generous leave entitlements
  • training to competently and effectively engage with Māori as our Treaty Partner, this includes te reo me ona tikanga Māori courses
  • an active social club and employee networks, including a Māori staff network
  • opportunities for development and education.          

A key priority for the Ministry is Te Ao Māori. This means we work with our Treaty partner to advance Māori priorities for the environment and for environmental success. We will be confident and coordinated in our ongoing engagement with Māori and lead the natural resources system in engaging for success with tangata whenua. We will grow our capability and capacity to accurately reflect Māori views in our work. 

We embrace diversity and inclusion and are committed to equal opportunities. What's important to us is ‘he rau kotahi tangata' – embracing our multiple talents – by harnessing our diversity and being inclusive. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. 

Tono ināianei | Apply Now 

Apply directly by completing the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter.  Note: your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role.   

If you require further information about this position please contact Simon King at Simon.King@mfe.govt.nz   

Salary range: $148,206 pa to $186,317 pa.  Appointment within this range will be based on skills and experience. 

Rā Katinga | Applications close: Tuesday, 2 March 2021.

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