Senior/Policy Advisor Climate Change and Environment

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We have reshaped our Policy Team to build capacity and better support Council to meet the needs and aspirations of our community.

As the ‘Policy Shop’ for MDC, the Policy team provide a hub of expertise to lead and support the development and review of robust, evidence-based policies, strategies and bylaws.  The team also provides leadership for the integration and implementation of Council’s wellbeing strategy He Hiringa Tangata He Hiringa Whenua. 

The Policy team work together to deliver a shared work programme of both community facing and corporate policy, strategy and bylaw projects with each member of the team taking the lead in one of the four wellbeing areas: Social, Cultural, Environmental & Climate Change and Economic. 

To complement our existing skill sets, we are currently seeking an experienced policy advisor with the interest and passion to support Council to achieve our climate change and environmental sustainability priorities.  Experience and knowledge of climate change and environmental legislation, trends and issues would be an advantage. 

Reporting to the Policy Manager, our Policy Advisors work together to:

  • Deliver on the agreed work programme to develop, review and monitor key Council and community policies, strategies and bylaws.
  • Support the implementation of Council’s Wellbeing Strategy: He Hiringa Tangata, He Hiringa Whenua. This includes taking the lead in one of the four wellbeing areasto provide expertise and deliver projects for that area of wellbeing.
  • Facilitate community participation in strategic policy projects through innovative project-based community engagement and consultation processes.
  • Provide quality and robust advice on emerging issues and issues of significance.
  • Manage and build relationships with business partners and key stakeholders to ensure collaboration and opportunities for partnership.
  • Support a team-based culture that fosters collaborative working relationships, innovation, continuous improvement and effective performance.

Applications are invited. To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to by 5pm on 16 December 2019.




Permanent Full Time

Job no: LCAO945365

Location: Wellington, Masterton

Closing Date: Applications close 5pm, Monday 16 December 2019