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Business Assurance Adviser

Join us, and deliver Great Law for New Zealand
  • Be inspired by challenging, diverse and meaningful work
  • Work in the centre of central government
  • Enjoy a great location close to the Botanic Gardens, Lambton Quay and the waterfront

The Parliamentary Counsel Office (PCO) plays a critical role in developing and publishing New Zealand’s legislation. Our vision of Great Law for New Zealand underpins everything we do. We work across government agencies to deliver legislation that is fit for purpose, constitutionally sound, and accessible.

The work we do is challenging, diverse, and integral to the lives of New Zealanders. There’s no other place like it.

The team

The People, Services and Delivery group is a newly refreshed team supporting the organisation with services including HR, Finance, Procurement, Information Management, Operations, Risk & Assurance. We are collaborative, aspirational, and connected by our firm focus on supporting people to shape the future of New Zealand’s law. We work to build strong and resilient relationships across the business to achieve strong engagement and effective partnerships.

We’re building a group of talented, committed professionals who consistently deliver high-quality outcomes for the business.

The role

This is a new role reporting to the Business & IT Assurance Manager. We’re looking for a person who has business-focused assurance and risk experience, including working with finance, health and safety, and people-related Assurance & Risk functions.

This role includes:

  • the development of business continuity and other emergency and recovery plans, ensuring such plans are tested in accordance with policy
  • facilitation of business risk training and collaborative risk identification sessions
  • maintenance and publication of relevant business policies, standards and guidelines
  • provision of secretariat services to the Health & Safety Committee, and leadership of HSC-related work for the PCO
  • performing evidence based responses to audit recommendations raised, to provide assurance that recommended controls are appropriately implemented
  • supporting the BIT Assurance Manager to carry out assurance functions as directed.

You’ll be someone who is interested in developing an extensive understanding of the PCO business environment, making strong connections across the business to support the simplification and improvement of business processes. You will pride yourself on your integrity and accountability, and will actively own and drive the delivery of quality outcomes for the business.

Our culture

Located across the road from Parliament, PCO offers you a fascinating insight into Aotearoa’s legislation.

Our workplace encourages ambition and high performance - where diversity is welcomed, and where you can be rewarded with the satisfaction of delivering. Our small size allows you to be exposed to broad opportunities and grow your skills along the way.

We offer a range of resources to support your wellbeing such as 5 weeks annual leave, access to fitness opportunities, discounted health insurance and eye tests.


Applications must include a completed PCO application form, a CV, and a letter of application.

How to apply »

For more about the role, see the job description (PDF 262KB) »

Applications close 22 August 2022, however please note that suitable candidates may be interviewed and confirmed prior to the close date.

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