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Policy Advisors

Date: 30-Mar-2021

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council



  • Join our Culture & Diversity and Community Investment policy teams
  • Help Auckland respond to future opportunities
  • Strong culture of development and support



He angitūtanga: The opportunity


There are many fascinating and complex issues arising from Auckland’s growth and population diversity.  Apply your critical thinking skills to help develop policy that tackle these issues.  


Join a department that is Auckland Council's lead policy advisor on culture and diversity, social wellbeing, community investment and regulatory practice.


As a professional with on-the-job policy experience you will both support and lead work that provides high quality policy advice to decision-makers.


You will enjoy engaging and connecting with Auckland’s diverse communities, navigating the political environment, and will get satisfaction from analysis, problem solving and providing evidence-based solutions.  You will participate in initiatives to embed te ao Māori into the way we do things.


If you are passionate about the arts and community development and want to work on policies to promote cultural wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, then our vacancy within our culture and diversity team may be what you are looking for.


If helping influence investment in Auckland’s parks, open spaces, sports and recreation and community facilities resonates with you, then the role within our community investment team may be right for you. For this particular role, we are looking for someone to provide advice in ensuring the best outcomes for parks and open space as part of our plan changes and other planning processes.


Embrace this opportunity to join us and improve the lives and living standards of Aucklanders!  


He kōrero mōu: About you


Tertiary qualified in public policy, arts, social sciences, urban planning, law or economics, we will value your passion and enthusiasm for building a career in policy.  Your core skill will be the ability to think critically and strategically and write effectively and concisely.  You are keen to further develop your analytical and research skills and are a natural at engaging and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders.

Your career history may have seen you working in a policy development, urban planning or community planning role for central/local government or in the non-government sector where you have developed a good understanding of the issues facing communities. You have lots of initiative and can effectively organise and manage your work commitments to meet project objectives and deadlines.  

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer

We offer exciting work that grow your skills and experience.  And you will feel immense satisfaction from seeing the direct impact that your work has on delivering positive change in our communities.

For more information or for a copy of the position description, email Shar Mahon on shar.mahon@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz Please include a cover letter in your application conveying why you are interested in this opportunity and the relevant skills you have to offer.


Applications close Sunday 25 April 2021

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.