Ministry for the Environment

  • Posted: 08 Jun 2021
  • Location: New Plymouth
  • Work Type: Full Time
  • Classification: Government & council
Senior Advisors/Advisors/Analysts - Resource Management Reform 2021

Significant National Legislative Reform Programme
Newly created permanent opportunities - fixed term permanent options
Flexible working approach and location

Support possibly the most important and significant areas of regulatory reform being worked on across New Zealand that has recently received significant investment in this year's budget, recognising its importance for New Zealand and our environment.

Join our amazing team and use your skills in a way that will make a significant difference to all New Zealanders and our environment. You will have the opportunity to work on significant policy issues, assist in legislative reform of the resource management system, and work with our system partners and key stakeholders as we develop, progress and implement these reforms.

Mō tēnei tūrangi mahi | About the roles

We have numerous roles across the work programme and are looking for the following key skills:

Senior Policy Analysts/Policy Analysts
Stakeholder engagement specialists
Strategic and resource management planning expertise
Economic analysis and impact (of policies) analysis
Te Ao Māori expertise

Kaitohutohu Matua | Senior Advisors - Partnerships and Engagement

These roles will have a primary focus on helping to plan and implement a successful Māori partnership/engagement approach.

Key skills required:

strong competency in Te Ao Māori and tikanga
high interpersonal skills to build networks, develop partnerships and problem solve issues.
ability to work closely with multiple stakeholders on multiple projects and maintain a strong focus on quick turnaround of quality advice and information.

Kaitātari | Analysts - Kaitātari Matua |Senior Analysts

We are looking for Analysts and Senior Analysts with experience in policy development and implementation who can deliver quality work in a fast-paced environment to join our team.

You will work in the broader RM Reform project team on policy development, including impact analysis for how the resource management system will be revised and implemented.

As a Senior Analyst, you will provide coordination and technical leadership for projects and have the opportunity to mentor junior members of the team to build capability.

You will bring:

strong analytical skills with the ability to apply a range of frameworks to analysis.
an agile approach, ability to work at pace and learn on the fly.
ability to think strategically and across systems.
strong stakeholder management and engagements skills across diverse groups. including experience engaging with Maori and local government.
demonstrated project managements skills, with the ability to identify and mange risks.
understanding of machinery of governance and legislative reform would also be an advantage.
commitment to developing your cultural capability and capacity in te ao Māori.

Mō mātou | About us

The Ministry's purpose - He taiao tōnui mō ngā reanga katoa - a flourishing environment for every generation.

We offer:

MFE embraces a flexible by default approach to our ways of working. We will look at various flexible options for your time with us. A number of these roles outside of Wellington will require working from home.
We pride ourselves on ensuring our people get the best employee experience by making flexible working a real option for them. Do talk through your preferences for flexible working at the interview stage, so the best agreement can be reached to enable you to operate at your best.
agile working, allowing you variety and challenges across the organisation as we work as ‘One MfE'
generous leave entitlements.
training to competently and effectively engage with Māori as our Treaty Partner, this includes te reo me ona tikanga Māori courses.
active social club and employee networks, including a Māori staff network.
opportunities for development and education.

A key priority for the Ministry is Te Ao Māori. This means we work with our Treaty partner to advance Māori priorities for the environment and for environmental success. We will be confident and coordinated in our ongoing engagement with Māori and lead the natural resources system in engaging for success with tangata whenua. We will grow our capability and capacity to accurately reflect Māori views in our work.

An organisational priority is that we accurately reflect Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Ao Maori into our everyday work, by living our Te Ao Hurihuri Strategy through capability and capacity building.

We embrace diversity and inclusion and are committed to equal opportunities. What's important to us is ‘he rau kotahi tangata' - embracing our multiple talents - by harnessing our diversity and being inclusive. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds.

Tono ināianei | Apply Now

Apply directly by completing the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter. Note: your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role and state which role you are applying for.

If you require further information about these roles please contact Johnny Gowland: [email protected]

We will be screening applications as we receive them in order to move swiftly to interview, possibly prior to the closing date.

Applications close: 5pm Wednesday 16th June 2021