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Kaitātari Kaupapahere - Policy Analyst

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  • Location:


  • Applications Close:

    17 September 2021

  • Sector:

    Mental Health
  • Type:


  • Hours:

    Full Time

  • Organisation:

    Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

  • Contact:

Exciting research / evaluation / policy opportunity

  • Permanent position - Wellington based
  • Help transform our mental health and addiction system
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi grounded organisation

Do you thrive in an environment where you can be part of shaping something new? Are you looking for a start-up role that will have a positive impact on the lives of all people in Aotearoa New Zealand?

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission opened its doors on 9 February 2021 to bring leadership and oversight to the transformation of our mental health and addiction system, and to contribute to better and equitable mental health and wellbeing outcomes for all people in Aotearoa.

The Mental Health and Addiction (MHA) team is responsible for monitoring and reporting on mental health services and addiction services and assessing and reporting on the effectiveness of approaches to mental health and wellbeing. The team is also responsible for advocating for the collective interests of people who experience mental distress or addiction (or both).

The Kaitātari Kaupapahere - Policy Analyst will provide support across the portfolio including support for the assessment and reporting functions, development of submissions and other policy support for the Director and Mental Health and Addiction team.

We are open to the skill set you can bring to the table but you must have a sound knowledge of the MHA sector and experience in analysing complex information and providing policy advice. You must be a critical thinker and have well-developed writing skills. As we are a new organisation growing and developing while we deliver, key to your success will be your flexibility and initiative in identifying pragmatic solutions.

This is a great time to come on board our small team and contribute to improving wellbeing in Aotearoa, particularly for Māori and our priority population groups.

As a Te Tiriti o Waitangi-grounded organisation, we are committed to fulfilling our responsibility as an independent Crown Entity to honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi and work in partnership with Māori as tangata whenua.

We want our workforce to be a reflection of our communities across Aotearoa and are actively seeking applications from people who represent that diversity.

To apply, please go to our website where you can download the position description and application form.

Please send your completed application form to

Applications close 12pm Friday, 17 September 2021.