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Policy Advisor

Hamilton City Council
Claudelands, Waikato NZ, New Zealand
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 13, 2024

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Full Time
Policy Advisor

Location: Hamilton City

Employment Type: Permanent

Applications Close: 10 June 2024

Are you Hamilton City Council's next Policy Advisor?

We are looking for an experienced Policy Advisor to join our team. If you think this could be you - let's talk.

The ideal candidate would have:
  • At least 3-5 years' experience in a similar role.
  • A degree in public policy or similar.
  • An understanding of the Local Government Act 2002 and other legislation that Council operates under.
  • Project management experience with the ability to drive projects from initiation to completion.
  • Excellent written communication skills with the ability to prepare and present clear, concise reports.
  • The ability to process, interpret and understand complex documents and legislation.

What will I be part of?

This is an opportunity to join the newly created Strategic Planning and Advocacy Unit. Reporting to the Corporate Planning and Advocacy manager, you will be working on Corporate Planning processes including the Long Term Plan, Infrastructure Strategy, Annual Plan, Annual Report and Pre-Election Report.

You will be creating draft policy documents and council reports, while providing advice and information to both the organisation and also Elected Members.

This job is for you if:
  • You enjoy working as part of a team, but also have the ability to work independently.
  • You love having variety in your work.
  • You have a passion for the city and want to be part of shaping its future.

What's in it for you?

The remuneration for this role beings at around $92,000 and is negotiable for the right person.
  • Free medical insurance for you (including cover for pre-existing conditions and no excess) and discounted policies for your family members.
  • Two wellbeing days in addition to your annual leave each year to make sure you are looking after yourself.
  • Genuine career pathways and progression.
  • Free annual health checks and flu vaccinations.
  • Flexible working - including options of flexible start and finish times and the ability to work from home one day a week.

Why relocate to Hamilton for this role?

Situated on the banks of the Waikato River, Hamilton is a metropolitan city with a vibrant combination of fine dining and cafes, walks, cycleways, nearby stadiums and a soon to be open regional theatre, offering something for everyone.

Hamilton is New Zealand's fastest growing city and is the gateway to the Central North Island. We have easy access to Auckland, Tauranga, Rotorua and the skifields of the Central Plateau.

We have all the benefits of living in a city without the big city problems~ All our suburbs are in close proximity to the central city. Now really is the perfect time to make the move and see why so many people and businesses are making Hamilton home.

How to apply:
  • View the Position Description
  • Click apply
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  • Note that we'll be shortlisting as we receive applications - so don't delay!

All candidates will be notified of the outcome on their application via email. Short-listed candidates will be required to complete an interview process, reference checks and a criminal check. Further background checking will be required when relevant to the role. View more information about these checks, our commitment to the Privacy act and details for international applicants by clicking here

As a council, we believe in creating a welcoming environment where everyone feels valued and belongs. We value inclusiveness (Kotahitanga) - we respect and value the unique perspectives, experiences, and talents that everyone brings. As a member of our team, you'll have the opportunity to positively influence the lives of the community so that Hamilton's full potential can be unlocked making it the best place to be. It is important to us that we support you throughout our selection process (interview and assessments). If you have any access needs during this process, let us know in advance so we can make sure these are met.

This role is being sourced directly. If/where Hamilton City Council requires the support of a recruitment agency, we will seek this support from our panel of selected agencies. Hamilton City Council will not be responsible for, and will not pay, any commissions, fees or other payments related to unsolicited contact.

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