Senior Policy Manager - Wellington

Posted on 13-Mar-2018
Application Close Date: 25-Mar-2018
Job Details
Position Type:
Full Time
Job Reference:
  • Permanent - Full time
  • Lead and / or contribute to major policy projects

About us

Education Infrastructure Service (EIS) as a part of the Ministry manages one of the largest property portfolios in New Zealand, composed of over 2,100 primary and secondary State schools and over 8,000 hectares of land with a carrying value of $17.2 billion.  EIS is also responsible for managing school payroll, school transport and for the delivery of information communication technology in schools.  EIS undertakes around 3,000 projects per annum; a combination of Ministry and School led projects costing at least $800m per annum.

About the role

The EIS Strategy and Policy Group is responsible for developing and maintaining the EIS Group strategy and for providing both strategic and operational policy advice and analysis.

As part of this, the Senior Policy Manager will lead a team and a strategic work programme to support the evolution of the Education Infrastructure Services Group. The position has a significant role in working with the EIS senior leadership team, and making contributions across the Ministry to ensure that key strategies reflect infrastructure issues and promote innovative solutions.

Your Key Accountabilities will include: 

  • Leadership and Policy Advice
  • Strategy Development
  • Ministerial Servicing
  • Relationship Management

Please note that there is further information in the attached Position Description.

About you

You will have a Tertiary qualification in economics, public policy, public sector management, law or relevant disciplines and/or equivalent experience.  It is also essential that you have significant relationship building and management experience including liaising with, communicating to, consulting with and influencing stakeholders.

You will also offer: 

  • Strong asset management experience;
  • A record of successful achievement in managing and leading teams in the identification, analysis and resolution of complex policy problems and the development of policy and policy frameworks;
  • A breadth of experience and an approach that challenges conventional wisdom and prompts managers and staff to reassess assumptions;
  • An understanding of and experience in government policy and legislative decision-making processes;
  • A proven record in presenting high quality, timely and credible policy advice to Ministers and Cabinet Committees, or to other high level decision makers. 

Please review the Position Description and if this opportunity interests you, and you meet the requirements, apply now using the ‘Apply Online' button. 

For further information please contact Stephanie Phillips at

Applications close midnight - Sunday 25 March 2018.