Senior Research Advisor for Hon Jo Luxton, MP

  • Anonymous Company
  • Wellington Central, Wellington, New Zealand
  • May 14, 2024
Full-Time Governance

Job Description

Kaitohutohu Rangahau Matua - Senior Research Advisor

Bring your first-class research experience to the heart of Parliament in this diverse role.

Mō te tūnga | About the role:

This is an exciting, varied position for those who pride themselves on supporting the development of policy and information gathering. You will get a thrill out of compiling research from different sources, including current or past legislation, academic articles, media releases and the Parliament library. Gathering information is one thing, summarising it into fit-for-purpose insights is something else. This is where your previous skills will come into play. This is what the Senior Research advisor to Jo Luxton member of Parliament (MP) will be all about. The Senior Research Advisor is also responsible for providing advice to the MP on the development of policy, depending on the needs of the MP and in liaison with the Labour Leader's Office colleagues. Your communications expertise and strategic planning skills will have you ready to prepare and deliver your MP's communications plan.

Tō kete | What you will bring to the role:

There are several different backgrounds that will add to your success in this position. The core technical skills that you will be able to bring to this position are a deep practical understanding and appreciation of the importance research plays in making informed decisions, ability to analyse and collate complex data and form these into easy-to-understand briefings. Other required skills are Communication skills are important communication skills and You will need to bring the ability to prioitise workloads and deliver on (sometimes) conflicting deadlines. Above all else, your strong interpersonal skills will shine through in any social setting.

Ngā haepapa | Responsibilities:

  • Develop specialist knowledge and expertise in the MP's portfolio(s) and areas of interest, to provide referenced research and robust advice to the MP
  • Lead the collection, preparation and development of all materials, including speech notes, briefings, long-term
  • Develop, analyse and advise on new or current policy as required by the MP
  • Identify and recommend opportunities to promote the MP's Parliamentary profile to the public across media; print, television, radio, and social
  • Lead the development and implementation of all communication materials, in line with the communications plan: including media releases, radio interview content, speech writing, briefing notes, newspaper articles, website content, newsletters, global correspondence, long term canvassing materials, and social media
  • Identify and recommend opportunities to promote the MP's Parliamentary profile to the public across media: print, television, radio, and social.

He aha te pai o te mahi ki Te Ratonga Whare Pāremata? | Why work for Parliamentary Service?

  • We actively represent our values of Accountability, Manaakitanga, Whanaungatanga, Integrity and Empowerment.
  • We offer a thorough induction, on-going development and excellent working conditions.
  • We are proud of our He Ao Takitaki and Diversity and Inclusion strategies; we offer karakia, waiata, reo Māori opportunities and staff networks.
  • We offer a range of benefits including 5 weeks annual leave, eye and hearing subsidies and a well-being payment.

As an employee of Parliamentary Service, you will be politically impartial in your role. An awareness of the political landscape is beneficial in supporting your MP. You'll appreciate the sometimes-unpredictable nature of this environment and instead of letting it faze you, you thrive on it.

The pay band for the role starts at $78,750 per annum and appointments will be based on skills and experience. All employees who work for MPs are employed on an 'events based' agreement, with your employment linked to your MP. This role is based in the Parliamentary precinct in Wellington, for 40 hours per week.

Organisation

Parliamentary Service

Job Summary

This is an exciting, varied position for those who pride themselves on supporting the development of policy and information gathering.

Salary

$78,750 - $103,500

How to apply

If you want to work in a role and environment unlike any other: one that is hugely rewarding and exciting with the chance to make a difference, please apply now.

Applications close 27 May 2024 at 6am.

If you have any questions, please contact recruitment@parliament.govt.nz

Sector

Local Government