Policy Manager

Job Title: Policy Manager
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Wellington
Contact Details: Kathy Claridge
Contact Email:
Job Published: 19 days ago

This role is a focussed team leadership and management opportunity.  You will engage, develop, coach and manage a multi-disciplinary team.  You will assign team members to work programmes based on their capability, experience level and development direction.

Some of the responsibilities of this role are:

  • Contribute to the leadership, strategy and operational direction
  • Driving activity, allocating resources, cross-Ministry co-ordination and results to maximise the contribution that the team makes to outcomes and government goals
  • Ensure the best match to “the right people to the right work at the right time”
  • Building and enhancing the overall capability of the team to ensure quality advice
  • Maintaining a high-performing team through good recruitment and performance management, and by developing and maintaining a culture of learning and development, safety and wellbeing within the team
  • Setting strategy for the team and branch and driving delivery of high-quality policy advice and results to maximise the contribution that the team makes to ministry wide outcomes and government goals

As a people leader, this manager will not only lead the team but will also understand the team members' individual capabilities to deliver high quality project outputs. Also, you will provide a sense of vision that is going to engage and motivate others participate and make things happen!

In return you will get to:

  • Join a team with a cutting-edge work programme
  • Be part of a Ministry which provides opportunities for professional development
  • Receive a highly competitive salary package

If you have the passion and skills that matches what we are after, please do contact me at to find out more.

Only people with the right to work in New Zealand may apply for this position. For advice on obtaining a New Zealand work or residence visa visit  quote Job Ref: 103457

Bilge MacPhee and Kathy Claridge are Beyond Recruitment’s Policy and Government Team.