Senior Government Services Advisor
About this role
- Join our tight-knit team in assessing and providing advice on Te Papa Atawhai, Department of Conservation's (DOC) engagement with Ministers and Parliament
- Gain in-depth exposure to a wide range of policy and operational matters, work with stakeholders across the group and DOC, and with the Minister's office
- Contribute to leading initiatives that lift capability across the Department
- Take advantage of a range of development and training opportunities across the organisation
- Four weeks + three days annual leave per year, flexible hours and work from home two days per week
- Permanent full time, Wellington location
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
He angitūtanga | About the role
Are you well-versed in the machinery of government, public service ethics and standards, and looking for a rewarding opportunity to make a real difference? Would you enjoy leading future-focused projects that lift capability across DOC?
As Senior Government Services Advisor, your role is at the core of DOC's relationship with Ministers and Parliament, and facilitates an ambitious, multi-faceted programme of work that delivers significant conservation outcomes.
DOC is committed to open government and the principles of public participation, transparency, and accountability. You'll be part of a team centred in delivering this mahi for the Director-General and Minister; identifying and ensuring risks are manged, leading integrated systems, and developing policies that reach across the Department. You'll develop quality assessment systems including monitoring and reporting frameworks, and prepare reports. You'll provide advice and guidance so that Directors across the Department can deliver quality service to the Minister, and you'll also be leading special projects.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
If you have the following skills and experience, we are keen to hear from you:
- Sound political insight and an understanding of Government and Parliamentary processes
- Good understanding of public service ethics and standards
- Good understanding of the principles of effective written communication and their application in a variety of formats
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present complex issues clearly, tailoring communications to meet audience needs
- Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills, and the ability to influence without having direct authority
- The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
- Relevant tertiary qualification (e.g. humanities, social sciences, legal) and/or equivalent experience
Ko ngā hua | What we offer
We take pride in enabling our people to bring their unique perspectives to mahi, in pursuit of our collective aspirations. Our commitment to well-being and professional development includes:
- Flexible working options where applicable, including hours and working-from-home
- DOC perks: Free accommodation in our backcountry huts and campsites, visitor centres product discounts, outdoor apparel and gear discounts (including Bivouac Outdoor, Macpac, Mountain Avenue and more)
- Opportunity to develop and grow your skills within the group and wider organisation
- Te Pukenga Atawhai – Cultural Capability Development Programme
- Active employee networks including Te Kāwai Aho Tapu - Māori Kaimahi Network, Rainbow Network
Check these out in more detail via Why work at DOC?
Mō mātou | About us
Te Papa Atawhai is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. Our Te Kaupapa behaviours of whakatīnanatia (we deliver), atawhaitia a Papatūānuku (we love nature), whakawhānaungatanga (we build relationships) and whakaauaha (we innovate) guide what we need to do for Papatūānuku to Thrive.
Mō te tīma | About the team
The Government and Governance Team is in the Public Affairs group, which is responsible for building and enhancing trust and confidence with New Zealanders and Parliament, while protecting and enhancing DOC's reputation and brand.
The Government and Governance Team are the key link between DOC and the Minister's office for the flow of information and advice.
Tono ināianei | Apply now
Submit a tailored CV and cover letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience, and alignment to our Kaupapa
The salary range for this position is $84,908.00 to $108,493.00, dependant on candidate skills and experience.
Rā katinga | Applications close: 5 pm on Thursday, 8 December 2022.
Me he pātai anō | For any enquiry, please contact Desiree Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org
Taupānga| Job Reference: DOC/1669272
DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. We offer a range of flexible working options depending on the needs of the role and its work context.
Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.
COVID-19 Vaccination: Some positions that are identified as high risk may still have a requirement for appointees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. 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.
Visit www.doc.govt.nz to find out more about a career with us.
|Application close date:||08-Dec-2022|
|Attachments:|| Role Description - Senior Government Services Advisor.pdf (PDF, 207KB)