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Be part of a team aiming for higher outcomes for the health of wai and tangata in Aotearoa.

The strength of the wai of Aotearoa is in the strength of our people.

We are a small Crown entity that began in March 2021. We are all passionate about making a difference for Aotearoa, our communities and the health of our people – helping to build the capability of Taumata Arowai people and the sector at large so everyone has safe drinking water.

Taumata Arowai is committed to working in partnership across Aotearoa, taking our lead from Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Mana o te Wai, to regulate and influence the water services sector to improve outcomes. 

If you’re a passionate and driven individual who has great aspirations for our tamariki and mokopuna, then join us and be part of making a difference. 

For any queries, please contact our recruitment team at recruitment@taumataarowai.govt.nz

Vacancies

Governance Advisor

Senior Communications Advisor

Principal Māori Advisor

Senior Advisor Regulatory Delivery

Senior Research Advisor

Senior Advisor Regulatory Policy

Regulatory Policy Advisor

Graduate Regulator Policy Advisor

 

Governance Advisor

Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Strategy and Insights
Salary: $74,700 – $96,700

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Our Governance Advisor is part of our Strategy and Insights team and has an important relationship with our board and Māori Advisory Group. Reporting to the Manager Strategy and Governance they will:

  • assist the board and advisory group members to understand their statutory roles and assist them to perform their duties governing a new regulator though analysis and quality assurance of board and Māori Advisory Group papers
  • contribute to the preparation, planning and logistics of meeting days
  • draft and coordinate our official information correspondence and ministerial servicing arrangements
  • build and maintain a relationship with the Minister’s office and be responsible for handling information requests and drafting responses.

Innovation and creativity are key drivers in the way we will work – our size requires us to be smart and agile. This is a start-up role that requires involvement in designing and implementing processes and practices. This role will lead by example on ministerial procedures and handling of confidential information and requests and will work cohesively with a team to ensure the success of board and Māori Advisory Group meetings.

Ko koe tēnei | About you

We are looking for someone who: 

  • has experience working in a governance role
  • can navigate ambiguity and complexity, showing resilience
  • displays political acumen
  • is able to build credibility with senior leaders
  • is great with detail, prioritisation and deadlines.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

For more information, see the position description (PDF 205 KB).

If you have any questions about the role, please contact our People and Culture team at recruitment@taumataarowai.govt.nz

To apply, please complete the application form (PDF 147 KB) and submit this along with your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@taumataarowai.govt.nz

Rā katinga | Applications close Sunday 4 July 2021

You must have a legal right to work in New Zealand at the time of submitting your application.

 

Senior Communications Advisor

Type: Fixed term 12 months or secondment
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Strategy and Insights
Salary: $88,000 – $103,529 – $113,900

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Our Senior Communications Advisor will join our Strategy and Insights team to provide communications and engagement advice and expertise to the managers and staff of Taumata Arowai to support the delivery of their business objectives. They will:

  • have autonomy and accountability over specific communications projects or initiatives
  • provide responsive, proactive, quality communication services and advice
  • ensure that Taumata Arowai is best placed to deliver its communications plans and activities by keeping up to date with relevant communications development and best practice in the public sector
  • maintain the organisation's digital channels and look after web content
  • be instrumental in providing advice and expertise for our wider engagement work with key stakeholders including iwi Māori. 

Innovation and creativity are key drivers in the way we will work – our size requires us to be smart and agile. As a new organisation we have great ambitions for the goals of Taumata Arowai and our communications team has a vital role in the key work around engagement, education and messaging to our stakeholders but also to wider Aotearoa.

This is a fixed term or secondment opportunity for 12 months.

Ko koe tēnei | About you

We are looking for someone who:

  • is experienced in both internal and external communication strategies
  • has experience across a broad range of communications channels and disciplines
  • is comfortable providing advice to senior leaders and developing communication plans and strategies
  • shows a commitment to the principles of Tiriti o Waitangi and a te ao Māori perspective.

This role is suited to a generalist Senior Communications Advisor or an experienced Communications Advisor from a public sector background who is ready for the next step. While you’ll need to be based in Wellington for this role, we offer flexible working arrangements and a commitment to your continuous professional development.

If you are interested in this role as part of a secondment agreement please let us know in your application.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

For more information, see the position description (PDF 210 KB).

If you have any questions about the role, please contact our People and Culture team at recruitment@taumataarowai.govt.nz

To apply, please complete the application form (PDF 147 KB) and submit this along with your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@taumataarowai.govt.nz

Rā katinga | Applications close Tuesday 22 June 2021

You must have a legal right to work in New Zealand at the time of submitting your application.

 

Principal Māori Advisor

Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Strategy and Insights
Salary: $120,600 – $141,000 – $156,100

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

In this brand new role, you will provide specialist advice and expertise to ensure that Te Ao Māori and Te Mana o te Wai are incorporated into the tikanga of Taumata Arowai.

You will be a strategic influencer and a trusted advisor to our Chief Executive, Leadership team, board and Māori Advisory Group. You will be a member of the Strategy and Insights team, working closely with colleagues with expertise in public health and water engineering to support our regulatory staff in the design and delivery of our regulatory interventions and building sector capability.

Ko koe tēnei | About you

We are looking for someone who:

  • has significant experience engaging at a strategic level with Māori organisations, iwi, hapū and whānau
  • ideally has experience providing advice to Governance boards and will have worked in central Government in advisory or policy roles
  • has a comprehensive understanding of Te Ao Māori and mātauranga Māori including an understanding of Māori/Crown relations.

Your advanced level of Te Reo Māori and tikanga Māori will allow you to communicate effectively in a range of situations.

Your ability to work with complexity and ambiguity, be credible with a wide range of partners and stakeholders and have a strong delivery focus are attributes critical for this small organisation.

While this position is based in Wellington, a current driver’s licence and ability to travel domestically are required.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

For more information, see the position description (PDF 209 KB).

If you would like to discuss this position further, please contact our People and Culture team at recruitment@taumataarowai.govt.nz

To apply, please complete the application form (PDF 147 KB) and submit this along with your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@taumataarowai.govt.nz

Rā katinga | Applications close Monday 28 June 2021

You must have a legal right to work in New Zealand at the time of submitting your application.

 

Senior Advisor Regulatory Delivery

Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Regulatory
Salary: $89,000 – $104,730 – $115,200

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

This is a hybrid role – not only will you work at a national level from Wellington to build awareness and achieve compliance, particularly with water suppliers in large metropolitan areas, you will also undertake operational regulatory activities at a regional level for the Nelson Marlborough area.     

In each instance, you will work closely with water suppliers to provide information and advice to build their capability and manage risk. Using a range of regulatory tools, you will be involved in monitoring and auditing both metropolitan and smaller urban or local water supplies. You will also work closely with key stakeholders including iwi Māori, the rural sector and water customers. At times, you may be involved in emergency response incidents across the motu.

Ko koe tēnei | About you

We are looking for someone who:

  • knows the New Zealand water sector
  • has a qualification in environmental and/or public health
  • knows about applying contemporary regulatory tools and risk frameworks and has experience providing operational advice to reduce harm
  • has enhanced relationship management and communication skills to build credibility and engage effectively and is comfortable working with a wide range of people and communities.

While this position is based in Wellington, a current driver’s licence and ability to travel domestically are required.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

For more information, see the position description (PDF 210 KB).

If you would like to discuss this position further, please contact our People and Culture team at recruitment@taumataarowai.govt.nz

To apply, please complete the application form (PDF 147 KB) and submit this along with your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@taumataarowai.govt.nz

Rā katinga | Applications close Sunday 27 June 2021

You must have a legal right to work in New Zealand at the time of submitting your application.

 

Senior Research Advisor

Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Strategy and Insights
Salary: $92,300 – $108,602 – $119,500

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

We’ve just appointed our Strategy and Governance Manager as part of building our new strategy and insights function, so now the next step is to create their team.

The Senior Research Advisor is a newly created position working as part of an integrated team of specialist professionals, providing strategic thinking and thought leadership for our organisation, informed by insights and intelligence. It provides you with the opportunity to design and build our research functionality including managing an annual research programme to support our strategic direction and mandate.

In addition to your research, analysis and evaluation activities, you will project manage both legacy and newly commissioned research. You will work in collaboration with our regulatory policy and delivery teams to ensure that their work programmes are guided by evidence and best practice.

Ko koe tēnei | About you

We are looking for someone to bring experience working at a senior level in a research position, either in the State sector or within a research organisation. You will have applied research expertise – applying your quantitative and qualitative research techniques to policy and practical situations and have had experience managing external research providers.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

For more information, see the position description (PDF 213 KB).

If you would like to discuss this position further, please contact our People and Culture team at recruitment@taumataarowai.govt.nz

To apply, please complete the application form (PDF 147 KB) and submit this along with your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@taumataarowai.govt.nz

Rā katinga | Applications close Sunday 27 June 2021

You must have a legal right to work in New Zealand at the time of submitting your application.

 

Senior Advisor Regulatory Policy

Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Regulatory
Salary: $89,400 – $105,199 – $115,700

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

We’ve just appointed our Regulatory Policy Manager as part of building our new regulatory function, so now the next step is to create their team.

The Senior Regulatory Policy Advisor works as part of an integrated team of advisory professionals, delivering the strategic thinking and thought leadership for our regulatory policy programme. The role provides the opportunity to grow, change and influence policy design and development.

You will work in collaboration with delivery and specialist colleagues across Taumata Arowai to ensure that the work programme is guided by data and insights and follows analysis and advice. Importantly you will maintain recognition of the importance of the relationship between te Tiriti o Waitangi and the work of Taumata Arowai.

Ko koe tēnei | About you

We are looking for someone to bring experience operating at a senior level in a regulatory environment, either in central or local government. As an adept advisor you will be confident building relationships and be both innovative and practical.

You will demonstrate an understanding of the environment and framework in which Taumata Arowai exists and be able to interpret and understand legislation with regards to how it works in an operational capacity.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

For more information, see the position description (PDF 211 KB).

If you would like to discuss this position further, please contact our People and Culture team at recruitment@taumataarowai.govt.nz

To apply, please complete the application form (PDF 147 KB) and submit this along with your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@taumataarowai.govt.nz

Rā katinga | Applications close Sunday 27 June 2021

You must have a legal right to work in New Zealand at the time of submitting your application.

 

Regulatory Policy Advisor

Type: One-year fixed term or secondment
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Regulatory
Salary: $69,400 – $81,800 – $89,800

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

We’ve just appointed our Regulatory Policy Manager as part of building our new regulatory function, so now the next step is to create their team.

Our Regulatory Policy Advisor will work as part of an integrated team of advisory professionals, developing and designing our regulatory policy programme. You will work in collaboration with our regulatory delivery and specialist colleagues to ensure that the work programme is guided by data and insights and follows analysis and advice.

Importantly you will maintain recognition of the importance of the relationship between Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the work of Taumata Arowai. 

Ko koe tēnei | About you

We are looking for someone with some previous experience in central or local government in an operational policy or regulatory role. As an advisor with well developed policy analysis skills, you will be comfortable building relationships and providing policy advice to a range of stakeholders. You will also be able to interpret and understand legislation with regards to how it works in an operational capacity.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

For more information, see the position description (PDF 207 KB).

If you would like to discuss this position further, please contact our People and Culture team at recruitment@taumataarowai.govt.nz

To apply, please complete the application form (PDF 147 KB) and submit this along with your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@taumataarowai.govt.nz

Please note this is a one-year fixed term or secondment opportunity.

Rā katinga | Applications close Sunday 27 June 2021

You must have a legal right to work in New Zealand at the time of submitting your application.

 

Graduate Regulator Policy Advisor

Type: One-year fixed term or secondment
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Regulatory
Salary: $51,000 – $59,987 – $66,000

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

We’ve just appointed our Regulatory Policy Manager as part of building our new regulatory function, so now the next step is to create their team.

Our Graduate Regulatory Policy Advisor is our entry level position in the Regulatory Policy Team. You would do similar work as a Regulatory Policy Advisor contributing and assisting more senior colleagues in operational policy design and development.

Ko koe tēnei | About you

We don’t expect you to have had any relevant experience. Instead we are looking for someone with good written and oral communication and strong analytical ability and critical thinking skills. An interest in or having studied public policy would be a benefit.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

For more information, see the position description (PDF 205 KB).

If you would like to discuss this position further, please contact our People and Culture team at recruitment@taumataarowai.govt.nz

To apply, please complete the application form (PDF 147 KB) and submit this along with your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@taumataarowai.govt.nz

Please note this is a one-year fixed term or secondment opportunity.

Rā katinga | Applications close Sunday 27 June 2021

You must have a legal right to work in New Zealand at the time of submitting your application.