Senior Policy Advisors | Wellington
|Attachments:|| PD - Senior Advisor Operational Policy (1).pdf (PDF, 172KB)
PD - Senior Advisor Regulatory Frameworks 2022 (5).pdf (PDF, 135KB)
|Application Close Date:||05-Oct-2022|
- Deliver complex and diverse work with real world impacts
- Flexible and supportive work environment
- Free insurances package, and discounted health insurance and eye care
- Salary range $102,460 to $136,613
- Permanent positions based in central Wellington
Are you keen to make a meaningful difference? Bring your thought leadership and regulatory experience to teams working towards achieving our vision of all New Zealanders returning home from work healthy and safe.
About the role
We have a great opportunity for two Senior Advisors, preferably with experience working in a regulatory environment, to join our high performing and friendly policy teams: Regulatory Frameworks and Operational Policy.
Both teams have a friendly, supportive environment with a manager who actively empowers the team to work collaboratively, take charge and deliver.
- The Regulatory Frameworks team works to ensure that the legislation WorkSafe administers supports it to operate effectively as a regulator and achieve its harm prevention goals. We do this by working collaboratively with the Health and Safety Policy team at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) on its regulatory work programme, providing the regulator's perspective.
As a Senior Advisor in Regulatory Frameworks, your primary focus will be on providing high-quality and timely policy and regulatory advice within WorkSafe. This will involve building strong relationships with technical and legal experts, unpicking problems, analysing options, and providing solutions, including developing secondary legislation. You will also provide advice on our regulatory framework to external agencies and represent WorkSafe's interests on changes to other regulatory frameworks.
- The Operational Policy team helps WorkSafe decide what it should and shouldn't do as a regulator within the legal boundaries set by legislation. We do this by:
- developing and maintaining WorkSafe's operational policies and relationship agreements,
- identifying options, risks and implications to tricky operational problems
- providing advice to support the business to understand and apply WorkSafe's regulatory model
As a Senior Advisor in Operational Policy, your primary focus will be on problem solving and developing good operational policy that helps WorkSafe fulfil its regulatory role. This will involve pro-actively building trusting relationships across the organisation, unpicking problems, identifying solutions and translating the outcome into clearly defined policies and positions.
- Providing high quality advice and support across WorkSafe
- Leading the development of policy and regulatory advice, and secondary legislation
- Unpicking problems, identifying risks, analysing options, and recommending solutions, consistent with WorkSafe's regulatory approach, legislation and strategic direction
- Mentoring and supporting advisors in the team
We're looking for two people who bring:
- Experience providing policy advice, preferably in an operational or regulatory environment
- Experience in working with legislation (understanding, interpreting, applying and developing)
- A demonstrated ability to work with complex, ambiguous and risky issues, and a proven track record of delivering effective and practical solutions
- Knowledge of, or a demonstrated ability to quickly acquire knowledge of, the relevant regulatory frameworks and legislation within WorkSafe New Zealand
- Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills
- Excellent critical thinking, research and analysis skills
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
The full position description is available from the advert on our careers centre: WorkSafe New Zealand
As part of WorkSafe's remuneration framework the full salary range for the position is from $102,460 to $136,613, and our expected starting base salary for the right person is from $105,306 to $113,844 depending on relevant experience. Note: KiwiSaver/SSRSS employer contribution is additional to your base salary.
WorkSafe New Zealand, Mahi Haumaru Aotearoa, is the primary workplace health and safety regulator – our vision is that everyone who goes to work comes home healthy and safe. Our people are passionate about our vision and embrace and demonstrate our WorkSafe Values - Ngā Mātāpono:
- Whakakotahi – we're united in a strong purpose
- Kōrero mai – we engage meaningfully
- Tiakina mai - we're entrusted with a duty of care.
We offer a range of benefits including:
- Free life, trauma and income protection insurances
- Discounts on health insurance and eye care
- Four weeks annual leave plus three days WorkSafe leave
- 15 days sick leave
- $400 contribution towards setting up your home workstation, and
- Learning and professional development opportunities
We operate on a flexible by default basis, allowing you and your manager to create a flexible work experience that supports you and the business to succeed.
There are a range of networks you can become part of, such as our Te Rōpū Atuapiko Rainbow Network (we're also Rainbow Tick accredited), Māori Network, WorkSafe Pacific Network and our Kapa Haka group.
COVID-19 Vaccination policy
WorkSafe strongly encourages and supports all our people to be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, however our current policy position is that vaccination is not a requirement for employment. Please note that WorkSafe may, if needed, reintroduce a vaccination requirement, or other approaches for managing a significant outbreak.
How to apply
Click the apply link, complete an application form and submit a copy of your CV and cover letter.
Applications close on 5th October 2022