Policy Manager

Oranga Tamariki

  • Permanent
  • Wellington

Mō mātou - About us

Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children has a commitment to putting tamariki and rangatahi at the heart of what we do.

In our work, we aim to demonstrate the following values:

  • We put Tamariki first
  • We believe Aroha is vital
  • We respect the Mana of people
  • We are Tika and Pono
  • We value Whakapapa
  • We recognise that Oranga is a journey

Our purpose is to ensure that all tamariki are in loving whānau and communities where oranga tamariki can be realised. We believe that by getting involved early in their lives and showing love and care, we give children the best chance of growing into happy thriving New Zealanders.

Mō te tūnga - About the role

The purpose of the role of Policy Manager will be to manage a team of 6-8 staff - leading policy work on te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations, responses to review and inquiries and whānau-centred supports and advocacy.

The team is also responsible for policy work on international obligations, adoptions, housing as well as a Bill it is taking through the House.In performing this role, the Policy Manager will develop and maximise the capability of the staff in their team.

The Policy Manager will also have the professional support of Principal Analysts.

Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu - What you will bring

Key requirements of the role include the following:

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification or considerable relevant practical experience
  • Experience in developing and managing high performing teams
  • Experience in producing and recognising high quality policy work and in providing peer support and coaching to others
  • Understanding and appreciation of cross-cultural issues and concerns, in particular; knowledge of tikanga Māori, and Pacific peoples' culture
  • Demonstrated experience in analysing a complex range of information, and critical thinking to help leadership with informed decision making
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the policy development process, and of parliamentary processes and the workings of legislation
  • A good understanding of policy implementation and the issues likely to impact on it

Nōu te rourou - What's in it for you

We are proud to have a negative Gender Pay Gap average and have a workforce that is 74.9% female. We offer significant training and professional development so that you can thrive and grow. We welcome diversity and are committed to working in an inclusive and respectful way. This is your opportunity to apply your skills and experience to the wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi.

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Apply online with your CV and cover letter. If you are an Oranga Tamariki employee already, please ensure you register or login using your work email address. For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site, please do not email through applications and/or CVs.

If you have any questions about role, please contact anastasia.gyson@OT.govt.nz

Applications close midnight Tuesday, 10 August 2021. 

Oranga Tamariki is committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace. We provide equal employment opportunities and welcome applications from everyone who can meet the requirements of the role. We also support flexible working arrangements.

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