Policy Manager - Conservation Law Reform | Wellington

Posted on 22-Jun-2022
Application close date: 30-Jun-2022
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Toitū te marae a Tāne, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata

If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive


At Te Papa Atawhai, Department of Conservation we express our spirit of service and serve Aotearoa through our purpose, Papatūānuku Thrives. Our organisational strategy, Te Kaupapa a Te Papa Atawhai, puts nature and people at the heart of everything we do. It is anchored by te reo Māori and te ao Māori, recognising that Te Tiriti o Waitangi and our whānau, hapū and iwi are central to all our mahi.

As part of the wider Conservation Law Reform commissioned by the Minister and Cabinet, Te Papa Atawhai (DOC) Policy Group is conducting a review of the Wildlife Act and building the foundation for fundamental reform of conservation legislation.

Over the next four years DOC will look to modernise conservation law to deal with some of the biggest emerging threats to biodiversity today – invasive species, climate change, habitat loss, pollution, and fragmentation of landscapes and ecosystems.


Mō te tūnga | About the role

The role of the Policy Manager, Conservation Law Reform is to advise and provide strategic direction on the outcomes DOC is seeking through the multi-year work programme on conservation law reform, beginning with a review of the Wildlife Act 1953.

We are looking for an inspiring and influential Policy Manager to lead and provide direction for the team working on the various components of Conservation Law Reform, as well as the delivery of the team's work programme.

Your role will be to lead and inspire a team to navigate a wide-ranging and complex policy work programme, and to form part of a cooperative leadership team shaping the direction of the Policy Unit. Building influential networks, both in and outside of DOC, will be critical to your role, as will assisting members of your team to do the same. 

You will enjoy coaching and developing 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.

Mōu | About you

You'll demonstrate experience providing strategic leadership in a policy role, combined with successful experience delivering through others and leading a high-performing team. Bringing strong stakeholder relationship skills, you'll have proven experience in building influential networks, both internal and external, along with confidence and credibility to work with Ministers and senior officials across government.

Strong cultural awareness, including an understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Ao Māori, and the ability to work for and with tangata whenua - iwi, hapū and whanau – will round off your profile.

Tono ināianei | Apply now

Submit a tailored CV and cover letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience, and alignment to our Kaupapa.

Rā katinga | Applications close: 5pm, Thurs 30 June 2022.

Remunerations range: $120,000-170,000 (depending on skills and experience you bring to the role).

Me he pātai anō | Further enquiries contact Annie Colebrook at acolebrook@doc.govt.nz

Taupānga| Job Reference: 800/251000

COVID-19 Vaccination requirement – From 4 May 2022 our Vaccination Policy, requiring all employees to be vaccinated, has been suspended but may be reinstated in the future if the COVID-19 situation changes. Positions that are identified as high risk will still have a requirement for appointees to be vaccinated. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing for these positions will be required and applicants will be notified during the recruitment process if this condition will apply.

Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.

Visit www.doc.govt.nz to find out more about a career with us.

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