Principal Advisor- Gambling

Department of Internal Affairs

  • Wellington

Salary Negotiable

Location Wellington

Consultant Charlotte Holmes 

Job Ref 1625260/001

The Department’s Regulatory Services Group minimises harm and maximises benefit to the New Zealand community through the effective regulation of Anti Money Laundering, Gambling, and Digital Safety. Gambling technology encompasses the technical elements of the Department’s current gambling technology functions (which covers gaming machines, jackpots, cashless systems and random number generators) from broader gambling technology polic and standards work. This role also provides strategic advice on gambling technology in New Zealand. The Principal Advisor will: * Lead strategic advice about gambling technology and future initiatives for adoption by the gambling system * Hold key relationships with technology providers and internal/external stakeholders * Develop a gambling technology roadmap outlining strategic and operation initiatives and change * Support the ICT Programme Manager to deliver the ICT work programme for Gambling

What you will do in this role: 

  • Develop usable requirements and business model for the future of the Department’s gambling technology services
  • Support the development of business cases for the projects outlined in the ICT work programme for the gambling group
  • Ensure the future of electronic monitoring is well integrated with the Gambling Group’s strategic and operational intent 
  • Supporting the gaming technical advisors to grow their capability in gambling technology and deliver their gaming technology outcomes
  • Liaise with overseas jurisdictions, particularly Australian jurisdictions, to ensure New Zealand’s technical capability and capacity meets current best practice
  • Work closely with a broad range of internal stakeholders 
  • Focus on the future and emerging technology around gambling integrity

What experience you will have:

  • Experience in leading complex technology related projects and programmes
  • Experience dealing with complex legal and commercial matters
  • Experience providing advice that identifies risks, issues, options and recommendations
  • Familiarity with recognised project management disciplines and leading projects
  • Knowledge of the machinery of government, including how Ministers work, and how to work with Minister’s offices
  • Knowledge of regulatory and compliance frameworks and regulatory theory and practice
  • Ability to work independently and to achieve results
  • Ability to exert pressure correctly and strategically in order to overcome resistance or to gain support
  • Present credibly internally and externally
  • Experience and knowledge of core technology service providers and procurement processes

This is unique opportunity to utilise your passion for technology, in the regulatory space, helping to shape the way technology intersects with the delivery of safer and more efficient gambling services. 

Robert Walters endeavours to review all applications in a maximum of five working days. If you have not received correspondence within this timeframe please do not hesitate to contact Charlotte Holmes on 04 471 9734 or email

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