Policy Advisor/Senior Policy Advisor, Te Kurutao (multiple opportunities)

Kainga Ora

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Wellington
  • Bring your creative and innovate side to influence and drive policy change
  • Rare opportunity to make a profound difference
  • Full-time, permanent roles at Policy Advisor and Senior Policy Advisor level, + five weeks' annual leave + free insurances

Mō mātou - Our organisation

At Kāinga Ora, ours is the important responsibility of transforming New Zealand's housing choices, outcomes and the entire housing sector by creating homes and communities that allow New Zealanders to thrive.

What is exciting about working for Kāinga Ora is getting the chance to make a real and positive impact on New Zealanders' lives. With skills, planning and purposeful action, our people are creating the homes and neighbourhoods that will build the future of Aotearoa.

We are passionate about transforming New Zealand for the better. That includes being a trusted partner for Māori and iwi, protecting and enabling their rights, interests and aspirations under the guidance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Ko tā mātou mahi - Your role

In these roles, you'll provide day to day support and advice to the Te Kurutao Policy Manager and the broader team on information requests, issues management and projects. You will also engage with national teams across Kāinga Ora to assist with thought leadership as it relates to enabling Māori aspirations.

As Policy Advisor, you'll draw on your knowledge of tikanga and awareness of the housing sector challenges faced by Māori to inform and develop policies that support the business and inform all areas of the organisation.

As Senior Policy Advisor, you will work closely with inter-agency partners like the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and the Ministry of Social Development to establish policies that will push forward innovative change in policy for our organisation and drive improved outcomes for our customers.

Ngā pūmanawatanga ōu - What you will bring:

  • You'll have an understanding of Te Ao Māori, with an awareness of issues and trends in public housing and social services for Māori
  • You'll be competent identifying, collating, organising and analysing data to provide information and enable decision-making, and be adept at conveying information through written and verbal communication
  • An understanding of Te Ao Māori within a sustainability context is advantageous
  • A relevant tertiary qualification is ideal.

Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou - What's in it for you?

We offer competitive salaries, five weeks' annual leave and a benefits package including a range of insurances, flexible working arrangements and career development. These benefits are described in more detail here https://careers.kaingaora.govt.nz/a-great-place-to-work/benefits

As a Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities employee, we want to make sure that you have all the tools and support you need. We want to ensure you are healthy and have work-life balance. We also want to support and grow your personal and career development through on-the-job learning, training courses, secondments and study opportunities.

Ō Tātou Uara - Our values

Our values were developed by us, for us. They unite us as an organisation and guide how we work every day.

Our values are the following:

  • Manaakitanga - People at the heart
  • Mahi Tahi - Better Together
  • Whanake - Be Bold

Tūhono mai - Join us

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 57076MHI.

Please note: all applicants, including existing employees, need to follow this process. If you have any questions, please contact the recruitment team via Kaingaora.recruit@kaingaora.govt.nz

Applications close on Sunday, 26 September 2021.

We value diversity and are committed to working with each other and our customers in an inclusive and respectful way. We welcome applicants from all walks of life and appreciate the richness of experience that your point of difference brings to the organisation.

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