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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 Strategy team is responsible for providing best practice policy analysis and advice to support Council’s work programme, and to respond to issues that have the potential to significantly impact Council and/or the community. Examples include contribution to the Council's Annual plan and Long Term Plan, and working with partners to develop policy, including Social Policy such as the aging population strategy.


Reporting to the Manager Strategy you will join a close and collaborative team of four who are passionate about Nelson and their work.


As a Senior Policy Adviser you will use your expertise to not only lead your own projects but to strengthen the team through mentoring others. Your contribution to the preparation of our plans, strategies and reports will add value to the long term direction of the Council and Nelson City. You’ll achieve this through strong relationships with your stakeholders both within Council and externally, and by, advising, facilitating and supporting them to understand the issues and options.


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 itself please contact Nicky McDonald, Group Manager Strategy and Communications, on 03 546 0200.

Applications close midnight Wednesday 24 October 2018.


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