Programme Manager – Regulatory Policy

Ministry of Transport

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Wellington

We are on the hunt for an up and coming Programme Manager to apply their passion for coordination across a busy portfolio of policy, legislation, regulation and rules projects. 

You will be working on a programme of work which will have an impact on New Zealanders, the work couldn't be more meaningful, and the outcomes more rewarding. Join this energetic, motivated Ministry and make your contribution to New Zealand society, now and in the future. 

The Ministry of Transport is responsible for stewardship of the transport regulatory system across land, air, and sea. This complex and multi-layered system covers over 20 Acts and a wide range of Regulations and Rules. 

To help meet this challenge, the Ministry has established the Regulatory Policy team in its System and Regulatory Design Group. The Regulatory Policy team works closely with the transport sector Crown agencies, participants in the transport system and other teams in the Ministry to deliver a busy work programme of major and minor system changes.

About the role

As the Programme Manager you will lead the delivery of the transport regulatory work programme, comprising projects focussed on the maintenance and renewal of the system to ensure it is up to date and fit for purpose. 

You will be at the forefront as you manage the programme, coordinating inputs with a range of teams within the Ministry and our transport regulators. With an eye for continuous improvement, you will look at agile ways of cross-agency collaboration and planning to enable the ministry and agency’s proposed future work. 

This role is about building and maintaining effective relationships across the Ministry, three Crown entities, and other stakeholders involved in the Programme. This includes the ability to influence and implement continuous performance improvements in support of Governments expectations for good regulatory practice.

You will need to bring your proven track record of building and maintaining relationships with senior stakeholders across a variety of teams, as this will help you build credibility quickly.

What you’ll bring

We are looking for a tertiary qualified Programme Manager, with a reputation for getting things done. You will have highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, gained from a solid background of project/programme management or portfolio experience in either public or private sector. You’ll need the ability to influence and persuade through credibility, integrity and professionalism. 

Along with your demonstrative organisational and planning abilities you will have excellent attention to detail and a commitment to quality. You will be skilled in reporting writing, analytical thinking and can coordinate with stakeholders at all levels in the Ministry. 

You will apply your experience in public policy/legislative processes and sound experience applying project management disciplines in busy team, preferably in a policy or legal context. 

An understanding of land transport and/or legislative frameworks would also be an advantage along with the ability to transfer project disciplines to other team members.

What we offer

There’s a lot of opportunity here at MoT. We’re a small, friendly agency, working in a fast-paced environment on significant programmes of work. We pride ourselves on maintaining a work culture that is collaborative, bold and invested. Our waterfront office further enhances the Ministry’s working environment.

The Ministry places a strong emphasis on professional development, and you’ll receive plenty of support to take ownership of your role. 

The salary step range is: $112,000 - $157,674 The successful candidate will be appointed at a salary which reflects individual skills and experience.

How to apply

Interested in discovering more? Please download the attached position description OR for specific queries or a confidential discussion about the role with Glenda McLaughlin please call 022 0294759

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the transport system.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for these roles at the Ministry of Transport. Entry to New Zealand from all countries remains strictly controlled to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

If this ticks all your boxes, we’d love to hear from you. Please apply today including your cover letter and your full CV before Sunday 8th August 2021 



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