Chief Advisor – Policy and Programmes
- Work closely with the Commissioner.
- Provide expert policy and programme management advice.
- Build effective relationships across Parliament and key environmental sectors.
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is an Officer of Parliament. Supported by a team of investigative researchers and policy professionals, the Commissioner’s primary role is to give independent advice to Parliament on environmental matters. Key aspects include reviewing the system of environmental agencies and government processes and investigating the effectiveness of environmental management. The effectiveness of the Commissioner’s advice depends to a large degree on the independence, integrity and quality of the work undertaken by the highly skilled team of advisors within his Office.
Forming part of the senior leadership team, the Chief Advisor will advise the Commissioner on the policy, societal and community implications of environmental work programmes at a strategic level, cultivate and maintain strong relationships across Parliament and with external stakeholders from the commercial, environmental and government sectors, and plays a key role in supporting the Commissioner to developing and delivering the work programme.
To be effective in this key role, you will have proven experience of operating and advising at a senior executive level. You will be a strategic thinker and display intellectual capacity. You will be service-focussed and have a strong ability to communicate effectively. As well as possessing advanced tertiary qualifications, you will have a background which includes research, public policy and (ideally) environmental issues. You must be comfortable engaging widely with stakeholders and be able to work effectively in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Tuesday, 26 January 2021
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FURTHER ENQUIRIES: Simon Boyes on 04 550 8000