Policy Advisor - Fixed Term, Part time

Posted on 17-Mar-2017  
Application Close Date: 31-Mar-2017
Job Details
Policy & Planning
Position Type:
Fixed Term - Part Time
Job Reference:
Note clipPolicy Advisor_Whaitua Feb 2017.pdf (PDF, 279KB)
Job Description

Application Fact Sheet.pdf (PDF, 252KB)

Policy Advisor (0.4 FTE) 12 month fixed term

We have an exciting opportunity for a 12 month fixed term part time (16 hours per week) in the Whaitua team, which sits in the Environmental Policy Department.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop and enhance your policy development, collaboration, relationship management and problem solving skills through working closely with our local communities to make informed decisions about land and water management for future generations.

The Whaitua programme is part of the Greater Wellington Regional Council’s response to the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management. This innovative approach, uses community based collaborative processes to develop and implement regulatory limits and non-regulatory programmes for specific water quality outcomes developed by each Whaitua (catchment) committee.

In this role you will work  in Whaitua project teams teams to support Ruamahanga, Te Awarua o Porirua  and the Hutt Valley/Wellington Harbour Whatiua committees with policy and planning advice, and week by week planning of the collaborative processes.

We are seeking an outstanding individual who has:

  • Experience or an interest in collaborative processes and decision making
  • Experience in working with community bases processes
  • Clear confident communication skills, with an ability adjust their communication style to suit the needs of the audience
  • A strong grounding of the Policy/Regulatory Framework, the Resource Management Act and/or integrated catchment management
  • Experience or relevant tertiary qualification or experience in policy, planning or environmental science/geography
  • An open mind to effectively analyse and provide advice on complex resource problems, and to collectively develop and implement creative solutions
  • The ability to work with complex decision making, and an ability to work in an often ambiguous environment
  • An awareness and understanding of tikanga Maori.

To apply for this position please view the job description and apply via the link below.

For further information on the role please contact Alastair Smaill, Whaitua Project Manager, on 021 652 882 for any other information please contact Lea Pannu, Human Resource Coordinator on 830 4013.

Applications close: Friday 31 March 2017