Kahore tetahi o tatou, taea te mahi, nga mahi e taea o tatou katoa
Not one of us alone can do the job as well as all of us working together
Are you motivated to make a difference for all New Zealanders? Can you see yourself as part of a team that values Ngā Ao Māori approaches and applies Te Tiriti o Waitangi to our policy development and advice? Come and join the Ministry working for justice – Tāhū o Te Ture.
The Ministry of Justice Policy Group is pleased to open applications for its 2023 Policy Graduate Programme, with successful applicants to begin full-time work in February 2023.
We are looking for a diverse range of graduates to join the 12-month programme as Policy Advisors from February 2023. This is a permanent, full-time position and on completion of the Graduate Programme you will continue in a permanent Policy Advisor role.
We are seeking people from a range of backgrounds and fields of study, who are in their final year of tertiary study this year or have recently graduated. If you have an interest in justice issues, are passionate about making a difference, and would like to kick-start your career in the public sector, then we want to hear from you!
We are looking for people who:
We are actively seeking a diverse applicant pool, with a variety of life experiences. You don’t have to have a law degree to apply - we are looking for graduates from a range of disciplines including but not limited to public policy, social sciences, economics and law.
The Policy Group is constantly working on improving its cultural capability, so an understanding of Te Ao Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and the ability to apply this to your work, is particularly valuable.
Working at Tāhū o te Ture – the Ministry of Justice gives you the chance to make a real difference. Working for Justice means you’re working for the fairness and credibility of our justice system and the society it represents.
MOJ’s Policy Group researches issues and provides advice to Ministers that shape the Government's justice policies. Our work is diverse and broad-ranging, with opportunities to influence thinking and drive change across our justice and social sectors.
Being a Policy Advisor in the MOJ Policy Group is an ideal first step into your career in the public service. Graduate Advisors can expect to benefit from:
Policy Group is made up of four core units:
You'll have two six-month placements in different Policy teams, and will be working alongside advisors:
If this sounds like an opportunity you'd be interested in, please apply here(external link) by:
The self-assessment forms a key part of our shortlisting process, and applications that do not include a completed self-assessment form will not be considered.
Applications close at midnight on 28 August.
The Ministry of Justice employs people from a range of backgrounds, levels of tertiary study and fields of study. If you have an interest in justice issues, are passionate about making a difference, and would like to kick-start your career in the public sector, then we want to hear from you!
The payband starts at $54,689 per year.
This is a full-time, permanent position. On completion of the Graduate Programme your employment will continue in a permanent Policy Advisor role.
Get in touch with us here.