Making a difference through public policy

We are hiring critical thinkers in Auckland, Hamilton, Christchurch and Dunedin to help shape the New Zealand of tomorrow.

Who are we?

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is one of the country’s largest and most influential government agencies. We have ambitious targets to deliver in growing Aotearoa for all.

Who are we looking for?

Working as a policy professional offers strong career paths and the opportunity to make a difference in all sorts of ways. We are looking for logical thinkers who communicate well and work effectively with others to solve problems. We are hiring for a range of different policy roles so if you enjoy intellectual challenges and have an interest in improving our country for all New Zealanders, we would love to hear from you!

Why join our policy cohort?

Policy professionals provide the evidence and information government ministers and decision makers need to make informed decisions on public policy issues.

In a policy role no two days are the same. It’s exciting, challenging and high profile work that is always varied and interesting.

What areas could you be working in?

Building System Performance

We are the stewards and the central regulator of New Zealand’s building system. Our role is to work with sector stakeholders to deliver and support compliance with fit-for-purpose, future focussed building regulation that protects people’s safety and property, promote sustainability and strengthen the performance of the building industry.

Commerce, Consumers and Communications

We provide advice on regulatory settings and policies that incentivise businesses to compete, innovate, invest and trade; allow consumers to purchase with confidence; and ensure that New Zealand benefits from the effective use of radio spectrum and ICT.

Energy and Resource Markets

We provide policy and regulatory advice on energy markets, strategic advice, operational regulation, compliance services and external sector leadership to ensure that New Zealand’s oil, gas, mineral and coal resources are effectively managed.

​We lead the management and responsible development of New Zealand’s energy and resource sector, from the upstream development of our country’s petroleum and mineral assets to the downstream management of energy markets.

New Zealand Government Procurement and Property

​We set the standard for good procurement and property practice across the state sector. We achieve this through good government policy, excellent procurement practices, effective property management and strategic advice. NZGPP works in partnership with government agencies to build procurement and property capabilities, and seeks to make procurement and property management easier through systems and frameworks that drive quality decision-making.