15 Sep 2020

Full-Time Economist/Policy Director

NZ Council of Trade Unions Te Kauae Kaimahi –  Wellington City, Wellington

Job Description

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (NZCTU) is the largest progressive democratic organisation in the country. The NZCTU advocates for a better life for all working people, including over 300,000 workers in our 30 affiliated unions.

Key Responsibilities
The Economist/Policy Director leads the Policy Team. The role requires regular interaction with government officials, Ministers and business representatives; membership of government committees; developing submissions; training; providing advice to affiliates and government; inter-union activities and collaboration; working with other groups; and advocacy. They interact with the news media, at times speaking publicly for the NZCTU.
They conduct research and provide economic advice, expertise and information for policy development and advocacy, working closely with other members of the Policy Team, other staff and officers at the NZCTU and with affiliated unions. A core aspect of information provision is production of the NZCTU Monthly Economic Bulletin which is distributed electronically to affiliates and more widely. The Economist is expected to be conversant with relevant research and official publications.

Person Specification
The successful person will have a commitment to unionism and to social justice.
The position requires a degree level qualification in economics or a degree with a strong economic content plus relevant experience in economics. Breadth of knowledge and experience, such as in law, social policy or unions, would be an advantage. Candidates should exhibit leadership and management skills.

Other Matters
The Economist / Policy Director will report to the NZCTU President. The position will be located in the NZCTU office in Wellington.

The NZCTU is an equal opportunities employer. The NZCTU is committed to helping staff build their understanding and commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi and providing opportunities for participation in cultural awareness training and other relevant study. This commitment is underpinned by Te Takawaenga relationship accord.

How to Apply

Application process:
To apply for this position, first request the full position description from: [email protected]

Applications will close 5pm 2nd October 2020.

Sue Windsor
NZCTU – PO Box 6645, Wellington 6141.

Job Category: Leadership roles. Job Type: Full-Time. Job Salary: 100,000 and above.
Closes October 2, 2020

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