• Pivotal position within a small close-knit team
• Plenty of engagement with a diverse range of stakeholders
• Based in Wellington CBD

Based in central Wellington, the Meat Industry Association of New Zealand (MIA) is a voluntary trade association representing New Zealand meat processors, marketers and exporters.

Advocating and lobbying to government to shape policies and provide a collective industry voice for its members is at the heart of what MIA does, and as such, the Senior Policy Advisor is a critical senior role within the organisation.

You’ll work closely with the Chief Executive and Senior Manager Strategy, Trade, Policy and Advocacy to provide leadership on issues that impact the success of MIA’s members, for example environmental policy, industry relations, workforce development, biosecurity and food safety regulation.

Your role will include policy review and development, supporting successful member advocacy and sector engagement, managing stakeholder relationships, and generating insights to support decision making across the organisation.

You’ll also proactively conduct regular environmental scanning as well as monitor and analyse government’s policies and legalisation that impacts on the industry, to ensure MIA is abreast of all upcoming changes and can contribute to sector-wide initiatives.

This role requires an exceptional individual who is experienced, competent, highly resourceful and has experience in research and analysis, writing reports and submissions that have the power to influence change in New Zealand.

The MIA is a small team who all work collaboratively. As such, you’ll participate in and contribute to MIA strategy and planning sessions and other team activities aimed at ensuring the Association is delivering on members’ expectations.

Person Profile:

  • Experience in the provision of high level policy advice at a senior level within complex or contested environments
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of government political and administrative structures and processes
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to speak publicly
    • Ability to build and maintain strong and productive working relationships
  • Sound conceptual and analytical skills, including the capability to think laterally and critically assess pertinent issues
  • Experience in the primary sector or in a membership based organisation would be advantageous
    • An appropriate tertiary qualification; most likely in economics, science, law or commerce

Applications close: 5.00pm Sunday 22 May 2022
Applications to: Kirsty McLaren via mclaren.co.nz
Position description: Available to view at mclaren.co.nz

P: 04 499 1069

W: mclaren.co.nz

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