Policy Adviser - Senior or Intermediate


Do you enjoy…

  • mentoring others
  • leading policy programmes
  • using your skills to solve policy challenges on a wide variety of issues?

Shaping our future

We are expanding our Strategy team and seeking an experienced Policy Adviser in either a Senior or Intermediate capacity to support Council’s policy programme and projects.

The team is responsible for providing strategic advice to Council and the leadership team, developing a wide range of policies and engaging closely with our community. From analysing the impact of trends such as the ageing demographic to developing an open space strategy, this role has tremendous variety. You will need to work alongside community stakeholders to understand their issues and concerns and build strong and trusting relationships. 

Reporting to the Manager Strategy you will join a close and collaborative team of four who are passionate about Nelson and their work. You will have the chance to use your expertise to not only lead your own projects but to mentor other staff within the team and wider Council. If you enjoy tackling a diverse and challenging portfolio of work, and can build close relationships at all levels, then you will find this a satisfying role.

To be successful in this position you need:

  • demonstrated experience in policy analysis and development
  • excellent communication and relationship management skills to work collaboratively across Council
  • an understanding of effective public engagement
  • a relevant tertiary qualification.

For an articulate and motivated professional, this is a wonderful career and lifestyle opportunity in a fabulous location. Nelson offers an enviable lifestyle and is located in close proximity to three national parks. It is easy to enjoy the arts, culture and outdoors here.

Nelson City Council offers you a rewarding and flexible work environment, surrounded by people who want to make a difference to Nelson. We offer ongoing professional development, a variety of challenging and interesting work, and a chance to focus and enhance your technical skills.

For more information about the role please contact Nicky McDonald, Group Manager Strategy and Communications, on 03 546 0200.

If this role excites you, please apply online at careers.nelson.govt.nz

Applications close midnight Wednesday 24 October 2018.

Permanent Full Time

Job no: C62619

Location: Nelson

Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 October 2018