Marine Policy Manager, Policy Unit, Policy and Visitors Group, Wellington | Wellington

Posted on 15-Apr-2019
Application close date: 06-May-2019
Location:
Wellington
Category:
Management
Position type:
Permanent
Job reference:
DOC/800/2300I
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The Department of Conservation has a significant and renewed policy work programme. It is responsible for some of the most important issues facing New Zealand: how to look after our unique environment in a way that benefits current and future generations. It grapples with issues as diverse as maintaining biodiversity to providing for the increasing number of tourists coming to visit our beautiful places.

 

We are looking for an experienced, inspiring and influential policy manager to join our Policy Unit, to lead our Marine Policy team.

 

The Policy Unit covers the full range of issues the Department faces. It is at the front line of its relationship with Ministers and other agencies; and is at the forefront of thinking on its big challenges.

 

The marine environment represents some of the most our challenging policy issues, in the short, medium and long term. The Marine Policy team oversees the policy framework for protection of our most important Marine ecosystems. It works as part of a network of agencies overseeing the wider marine management system. It traverses the local, national and global.

 

Your role will be both to lead and inspire a team through a wide-ranging and complex policy work programme; and to form part of a cooperative leadership team shaping the direction of the policy unit overall. Building influential networks, both in and out of the department, will be critical to your role; as will assisting the members of your team to do the same. 

 

You will need to be able to coach and develop team members to sharpen their policy thinking and understand and balance the demands of being a public servant. The quality of your team's advice, particularly to Ministers, will be critical to its success.

 

Experience providing leadership in a policy role is essential.

 

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 at 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 please contact Peter Brunt, Director Policy, email: pbrunt@doc.govt.nz , telephone 022 037 5527, quoting vacancy 800/2300. 

 

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 6 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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