Senior Policy Adviser

ANZCA (Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists)

  • Not Specified
  • Wellington

Rewarding and strategic opportunity to expand your public health and policy skills at this internationally recognised medical education provider.

  • Key Senior Policy role providing policy development, strategy and advice
  • Supportive, collaborative and flexible small team environment
  • Salary Range - $ 112,000 - $ 120,000 FTE
  • Wellington Based – central location

About Us

One of Australasia's largest specialist medical colleges, The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA), is responsible for the training, examination and specialist accreditation of anaesthetists and pain medicine specialists. ANZCA is authorised by Australian and New Zealand regulatory authorities to set and promote the standards of clinical anaesthesia and pain medicine practice in Australia and New Zealand. ANZCA is at the forefront of specialist medical education and continuously evolves to meet the changing demands of the profession and the patients it serves. The New Zealand National Office (NZNO) is responsible for ensuring ANZCA is represented in New Zealand through the management of the New Zealand-based activities of the college and the relationship with New Zealand government and non-government agencies.

We want to create an inclusive environment where people have purposeful work, feel valued and connected, and are challenged and inspired to grow.

Position Overview & Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Executive Director NZ National Office and liaising closely with the Australian policy team, you will apply your policy knowledge and experience of the NZ government and health sector to advise and support the various committees within ANZCA, and external stakeholders such as the Ministry of Health Manatū Hauora, other specialist medical colleges, the Medical Council of New Zealand, the New Zealand Anaesthetic Technician Society, and the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists.

In this challenging and critical role you will:

  • Identify issues and trends that relate to the health sector relevant to ANZCA’s mission, objectives and strategic directions.
  • Provide high level briefs, reports, advice and options for senior management and committees to help articulate appropriate policy and program responses.
  • Support college strategic activities and programs through policy analysis, research and data.
  • Lead and prepare policy papers, submissions and project proposals.
  • Identify, engage and establish collaborative partnerships with government, other medical colleges, academic and other relevant health sector stakeholders.
  • Lead (sometimes on a short-term basis) a variety of policy/program responses to support the work of the Policy and Communications unit and the New Zealand National Office.
  • Support the Executive Director Policy and Communications and the Executive Director NewZealand to monitor, review and build policy/program priorities and processes across the unit and New Zealand National Office so approaches are contemporary and support ANZCA’s mission and strategic directions.
  • Ensure the unit’s and New Zealand National Office initiatives are in line with college strategic and operational objectives.

About You

  • Experience in developing and implementing strategic policy and programs at a senior level in an industry environment with a broad understanding of the mechanisms and processes of the New Zealand government and health sector.
  • Analytical, conceptual and problem-solving skills with sound judgment and capacity to make decisions.
  • Excellent written communication skills enabling the production of different type of documents and sound relationship management of internal and external stakeholders.
  • An applied understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi) in the context of health and health equity, and a knowledge of Māori health policy.
  • Sound project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and embed sound research, data monitoring and evaluation frameworks for program initiatives.
  • Appropriate undergraduate or postgraduate qualifications as well as sound senior policy and program management experience, preferably in the health sector.

  • We have a diverse workforce and we want to attract the best people! We recognise people have busy family lives and it is important to us that they can balance exciting and meaningful careers with family commitments. Part-time applicants will be considered.The flexibility to work your hours in a way that suits your lifestyle.
  • Extensive exposure to all areas of policy strategy and development.
  • A culture that invests in the professional and personal development of our people.
  • Excellent staff benefits – additional leave over the Christmas period, EAP, Health and Wellbeing offerings, staff recognition program, salary packaging options, member advantage program with access to discounted lifestyle benefits and leisure activities.

ANZCA is an equal opportunity employer and our commitment to creating and supporting an inclusive culture is reflected in our diverse mix of talented people passionate about delivering their best. We embrace and value the diverse society we live within and consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or age.

For more information about ANZCA, visit  Click this link to apply. 
Note: This role requires a satisfactory pre-employment police check and writing piece assessment.


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