20 hours per week
Located in Auckland

We are seeking a Policy Advisor who will be responsible for researching, developing and submitting policy advice for DPA to both central government agencies and local government organisations in the northern regions of Aotearoa New Zealand (including Auckland and north of Auckland).

The Policy Advisor (Auckland) will work with the DPA Policy Team to build relationships with key stakeholders, ensuring the voice of disabled people is listened to and represented effectively, influencing policy that has a direct or indirect impact on the lives of disabled people.

The skills and experience required for the job include:

  • proven experience in developing policy and submissions
  • well-developed analytical and strategic skills
  • ability to design and successfully implement projects, and
  • experience working with central and/or local government agencies.

We are keen to hear from people who, in addition to the skills and experience required for the job, also have:

  • understanding of and commitment to a disability rights approach 
  • knowledge and understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the United Nations Convention on the Right of Persons with Disability, and
  • personal experience of disability and/or identifies as a disabled person. 

Job description: DPA Policy Advisor (Auckland) job description [Word].

About the Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) NZ

As a pan-impairment disabled people’s organisation (DPO), we work closely with our members and the wider disability community with the collective aim of creating systemic change for the equity of disabled people.

We are a small, vibrant, and enthusiastic team of predominantly disabled people from across Aotearoa New Zealand. Along with our supportive work environment, our team also benefits from working flexible hours and access to disability leave.

Applying for a position at DPA

DPA is an organisation committed to employing disabled people. We encourage applications from people who also identify as Māori, Pacifica, former refugee, migrant, and rainbow.

Your application should include a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the job requirements and a CV.

We will be considering applications as we receive them and may proceed with interviews before the closing date. Interviews will also include a skills assessment.

DPA are committed to making our application and interview processes accessible to everyone so if you require an alternative method of applying, please let us know.

To apply for this role or find out more, please email our Chief Executive, Mojo Mathers at chiefexecutive@dpa.org.nz.

Applications will be processed as they are received and close 5pm, Friday 9 February 2024