Senior Government Services Advisor, Government Services Unit, Policy and Visitors Group, Wellington | Wellington

Posted on 10-May-2019
Application close date: 27-May-2019
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Conservation is of increasing interest to New Zealanders. It is at the heart of some of the most important issues facing our country: protecting our natural and historic heritage; contributing to our social, cultural and cultural success; and enhancing our wellbeing by encouraging people to connect with our nature and heritage.


Over the past few years the Department of Conservation has become subject to an increasing level of public and political engagement and scrutiny. In order to build its reputation as a trusted, respected, high integrity public service agency, the Department is seeking to further lift its performance across a number of core public service functions.


The work of the Government Services is team at the centre of DOC's outcome ‘well-served Government and citizens'.  We develop and own the policies and systems for engagement with the Minister and Parliament, and for OIA, Transparency, and Privacy Act matters. 


We give advice and trouble-shoot on matters that are particularly sensitive or complex, especially those that involve ethics and public service standards.  We regularly report to the Senior Leadership Team with strategic advice and performance reporting. 


In effect, we are driving change across the Department by building understanding and capability. 


We are looking for an experienced and proactive Senior Advisor with a good a good understanding of the Machinery of Government and grounding in public service ethics. 


As part of a pivotal team leading improved practice across the Department, your ability to work with and through others will be important. The successful candidate will have analytical and critical thinking capability, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally.

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.


For more information about the role please contact Andrew Bichan, email:   quoting vacancy 800/1400 


Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 27 May 2019


DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. 


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