Senior Policy Advisor

Gisborne District Council

  • Gisborne

Businesses talk about Diversity and Flexibility – We live it.

We are the Gisborne District Council and we are passionate about Diversity and Flexibility in our workplace. Flexibility in how you build a career path, diversity in the skills you will learn and the variety of projects you will have the opportunity to work on.

We are currently looking for a Senior Policy Advisor to join our growing team and help shape the future of our region. You will be well supported by a team that prides ourselves on nurturing an open workspace that embraces innovation and creativity, so bring your passion and leading-edge ideas to GDC.

What we offer:

  • Full time permanent role because we know that job stability is important
  • Flexible working hours to enjoy our tranquil and beautiful surroundings and spending time with your greatest supporters; your whanau
  • Flexibility to work on a range of different projects and tasks, no day will be the same and we encourage you to get stuck in to anything that piques your interest
  • A career path that can adapt as you grow new skills and discover unexpected interests

Your day will look like: 

The full range of advisory responsibilities, with a focus on transport and infrastructure.  You’ll be across strategy and policy development, liaising with our communities, delivering work programmes, presenting information and mentoring others.  As a Senior Advisor, you’ll be expected to take the lead on projects and initiatives, whilst identifying opportunities to make tangible differences in delivering Council’s community outcomes.  

A bit about you:

You’ll be passionate about improving our communities.  With a relevant degree and at least 6 years experience within a policy development role, you’ll be a confident communicator, adept in managing projects whilst implementing best practice strategy and policy development techniques.  You’ll be no stranger to research and development and will understand the importance of building knowledge and understanding to enable effective delivery.   

Who we are: Gisborne District Council is the local government, both district and regional authority for Tairawhiti, New Zealand. We are the proud winners of the 2019 LGNZ Excellence Awards, for our work to grow and promote the well-being of our community and people. With more and more people choosing Tairāwhiti for its lifestyle, environment and culture, it’s an exciting time to be joining our thriving and diverse region.

Tairāwhiti is more than an afterthought; not just somewhere you happen to pass through on your way elsewhere. Tairāwhiti is an intentional destination. We embody intent in our relationships, work, culture and vision. Here, you will find everything you are looking for, including friendly, vibrant people from all walks of life, affordable housing, great schools and a real sense of community with no traffic! Do you love food, culture, wine and surf beaches? If you’re not in Gisborne, you’re missing out! So, what are you waiting for? Join us in Gisborne and be one of the first people in New Zealand to see the sun each morning!

Apply Now!

For further information please contact Jo Noble. 

Applications close: 10am Monday 1 November 2021.

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