Senior Policy Advisors


Wanting to work for a vibrant team in a progressive environment and in a role that will make a difference you can see? We are looking for two senior policy advisors to work in our Policy Implementation and Transport and Infrastructure teams. 

Our senior policy advisors work on a variety of statutory and non-statutory policy and programmes for the Waikato Region, from helping district councils to manage natural hazards, maintain and enhance biodiversity and plan for growth, through to preparing and implementing our regional transport plans.

The Policy Implementation and Transport and Infrastructure teams together have responsibility for working across our organisation and with key stakeholders to implement our Regional Policy Statement, and plan for growth, transport and integration of land use and infrastructure. They also provide a range of general policy advice and advocacy on behalf of the Council on government policy and matters of regional interest.

For the Policy Implementation Team we are looking for someone with experience working under the Resource Management Act 1991 as a planner or other relevant capacity and who amongst other activities can work with district councils including through statutory processes, to maintain and improve alignment with regional policy.

For the Transport and Infrastructure Team we're looking for someone who has experience in working in transport and infrastructure planning and/or investment under the Land Transport Management Act 2003 and/or Local Government Act 2002. That person will be expected to lead and manage programmes and projects associated with the development and implementation of transport and infrastructure policies and plans.

To be successful in either of these roles you will:

  • Have at least five years' experience in a relevant field.
  • Have a working knowledge of local government and the relevant legislative environment.
  • Be an articulate and compelling communicator with strong writing and presentation skills.
  • Be skilled in working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Have a relevant tertiary qualification.
The successful candidates will enjoy:
  • The satisfaction of having a hand in region-shaping projects and initiatives.
  • A supportive working environment with flexible working arrangements.
  • Strong support for continuing professional development including achieving and maintaining professional accreditations where relevant to the role.
  • Opportunities to work with industry-leading experts in their fields.
  • An organisation which incorporates principles of the Treaty of Waitangi in its work environment and practices.

Permanent Full Time

Job no: M7561

Location: Hamilton City

Closing Date: Sunday, 17 February 2019