Policy Advisors

Posted on 15-Aug-2019
Application Close Date: 29-Aug-2019
Job Details
Policy & Research
Position Type:
Permanent Full-Time
Job Reference:
Note clipPolicy Advisor RD2034.pdf (PDF, 242KB)
Job Specification

Policy Advisor / Senior Policy Advisor / Principal Policy Advisor

We are currently implementing the Policy future operating model which is to achieve the following key shifts for how we do policy in Inland Revenue:

  • deliver outcomes focused policy advice
  • being responsive today and shaping tomorrow
  • more broadly influencing the social and economic agenda

The newly established Policy Advisor job family includes the following role levels and the outcomes expected at each level:

Policy Advisor – Level 1

  • Provide policy analysis and advice on complex and in-depth tax and social policy issues across Inland Revenue and the wider public sector to inform quality decision making. 

Senior Policy Advisor – Level 2

  • Apply a system-wide view of policy issues to understand potential connections and implications to inform an appropriate approach to engagement and resolution.
  • Lead end-to-end policy development and integration processes so that policy design, the law and implementation are workable and achieve intended outcomes.
  • Within your area of expertise, coach and mentor others to assist capability uplift and support better policy outcomes.
  • Represent IR as a recognised subject matter expert to advise and engage with stakeholders to promote IR's credibility and contribution to the wider tax and economic community. 

Principal Policy Advisor – Level 3

  • Apply a stewardship view of the tax and social policy system to identify connections, create opportunities and inform the appropriate direction for policy development.
  • Take a system-wide view, collaborate across IR and the wider public sector to identify development opportunities and build individual and organisational capability. 
  • Develop and enhance collaborative networks across the public and private sectors and share insights and intelligence to contribute to better public service outcomes.
  • Represent IR and the Commissioner at Ministerial level and with external stakeholders to gather and respond to diverse views to achieve optimum policy outcomes.   

We are looking for Policy Advisors across all levels of the job family who can demonstrate:

  • the capabilities specified in the role description that match the role level you are seeking
  • policy experience befitting the role level you are seeking
  • enthusiasm about Inland Revenue's Policy future operating model
  • a drive for collaboration to achieve success across Inland Revenue and the wider public sector
  • inclusiveness and a commitment to diversity in the workforce 

Policy and Strategy supports people to work flexibly and to have balance in their working life.    

The Policy and Strategy group embraces diversity and is introducing inclusive practices to ensure that all of our people are confident to be themselves at work.  

We encourage applications from exceptional policy practitioners.

To apply please attach your CV and cover letter. 

Please contact Kim McGregor with any questions about this role - kim.mcGregor@ird.govt.nz 

Applications close on Thursday 29th August.