Senior Advisor to Deputy Commissioner, Policy and Strategy

Posted on 12-Jan-2018
Application Close Date: 26-Jan-2018
Job Details
Policy & Research
Position Type:
Fixed Term Full-Time
Job Reference:

12-month Fixed Term and / or Secondment opportunity


Inland Revenue's Policy & Strategy (PAS) group is responsible for providing policy advice to the Government on tax and social policy issues, and leading the development of Inland Revenue's (IR) strategy.


The Policy team's focus is on providing tax and social policy advice to the Government. As part of this they work closely with Treasury, and both internal and external stakeholders.  The Strategy team's focus is on the long-term future of Inland Revenue from the Commissioner's and a whole-of-government perspective.  They also lead and coordinate Inland Revenue's involvement in the cross-agency improvement in Government services


To assist the PAS Deputy Commissioner (DC) and the PAS Leadership Team in achieving those objectives we have an opportunity for an experiencedsenior Advisor.


As Advisor you will provide advice to the leadership team around risks, opportunities and the status of key management priorities, and engage across IR to drive the achievement of our business plans. A key role will be to support PAS through transformation by leading ongoing improvements, including developing new ways of working and driving initiatives that enable best practice policy development.


To ‘hit the ground running', you will need to possess a career history that demonstrates:


  • Experience leading and supporting change processes
  • Proven success working collaboratively with senior management teams to develop, influence, and embed good management practice
  • Excellent policy skills and experience working with Ministers
  • Strong communication and relationship management skills, engaging and partnering with appropriate people across an organisation to quickly achieve goals
  • High levels of personal drive, motivation, flexibility and initiative
  • Experience in leading through others



To learn more please refer to the Job Expectation (Level 4 – Senior) and the Appendix to the Job Expectation documents.  To apply, please provide your current Curriculum Vitae and a Cover Letter outlining the skills, knowledge and experience you can bring to the role, and click on the ‘apply online' button.


Please note, should you prefer part-time employment we would welcome your application.


If you require further information please contact Fiona Ramson on 0800 IR Jobs or 04 890-2126.


Applications close Friday, 26 January 2018.