Senior Policy Analyst - Regional Planning Lead

Taranaki Regional Council has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Policy Analyst with advanced skills and experience to join our team.


Mō te tūnga | About the role

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Senior Policy Analyst - Regional Planning Lead with advanced skills to complement the Policy and Planning team. 

The successful candidate will take a leading role in providing analysis and advice on freshwater policy as well as other complex and evolving policy issues. 

In particular, the successful candidate will be taking the lead and working with others on a development of a Proposed Natural Resources Plan for Taranaki.

The role will also be key in supporting the capability development of the team through coaching, mentoring, knowledge sharing and driving initiatives to support collective growth.


Mōu | About you

To be successful in this role you’ll need highly developed skills and experience in policy analysis within a similar sector, ideally with a resource management or fresh water focus. Ideally you will have at least 5 years policy experience.

You will thrive in an intellectually rigorous and pragmatic team environment and enjoy a mix of meeting tight deadlines and projects with longer timeframes.   

Knowledge and experience working with fresh water policy and the issues encountered in this field of work would be highly desirable along with solid experience leading projects and mentoring staff. 

A tertiary qualification in policy analysis or a related field is a must along with exceptional interpersonal and organisational skills.  A high level of written and oral communication ability in English is also essential.  Te Reo Māori skills and knowledge and comfort with tikanga Māori would be an added advantage in this role.


Mō mātou | About us

We are an enthusiastic bunch of people at Taranaki Regional Council, helping the region continue to be an enviable place to live, play and do business. 

Our main office is based right in the centre of the region, under the mountain, in Stratford.

We have 3 beautiful gardens: Pukeiti, Tūpare and Hollard Gardens. Many of our staff work on a daily basis around the region and we are a 35 minute commute from New Plymouth. This region allows you to have all the big city benefits whilst maintaining a rural lifestyle given the relatively quick ability to move from one town to the next. 


Whakatakanga & Whanonga pono|  Mission & Values

Our mission is to work for a thriving Taranaki by promoting the sustainable use, development and protection of our natural and physical resources, and advocating for the region’s best interests.

We are committed to: public service, a service first approach, improving the quality of our performance, working safely, effective communication and teamwork, Initiative and the right to make mistakes, accountability and results, presentation, respect and care and job satisfaction.


What’s on offer?

Taranaki Regional Council is a fantastic place to work! We have a great Policy and Planning Team and offer job training opportunities, as well as the programmes to assist further career development.  Staff benefits Include:

  • Active social club
  • Long service leave days
  • Flexible working options
  • Induction programmes for every new employee
  • Free car parking
  • Training opportunities within each role.

However, the best part is working alongside fantastic people who are truly dedicated to the Taranaki region and their work.


Interested? Here’s how to apply

Apply using the link below, fill out your application form and add your CV and cover letter. Further details on the role can be found below on the Position Description link, or for any other questions please contact Tamsin Moala, People & Wellness Coordinator on (06) 765 7127. 

Applications close on Wednesday, 17 August 2022 and must be made directly through this website.

Please note we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we have received sufficient applications. Please submit your applications as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

The Council is committed to the concept of equal employment opportunities.

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: HDAJ27570

Location: Taranaki, Taranaki

Closing Date: Wednesday, 17 August 2022