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Policy Analyst or Senior Policy Analyst

  • Work on cutting edge issues relating to the Future of Cash
  • Have real influence on the direction of policy and impact on the lives of New Zealanders
  • Take the next step in your career in an institution committed to supporting your development

Te tūranga - The role

We are recruiting for an Analyst or Senior Analyst to join the newly formed Money and Cash Policy team. Our focus is on delivering clear and effective policies that support the New Zealand money and cash system. You'll complete high quality research, analysis and policy development in the following areas:

  • Cash system design and stewardship
  • Broader developments in alternative forms of payment and financial innovation in money; including private sector digital currency (stablecoins, crypto currencies etc.) and Central Bank Digital Currency
  • Associated legislation and regulatory requirements

Ō pūkenga - About you

To be successful in this role you will bring:

  • A strong background in economic analysis (or relevant disciplines) and/or policy making
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to deliver insights to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Strong influencing skills, and the ability to build strong internal and external relationships
  • An interest in Fintech and digital innovation

Ngā painga - What we offer

We offer an inclusive and flexible working environment to enable our people to bring their whole selves to work and embrace each other's uniqueness. Our benefits include flexi-leave, wellness package, working from home subsidy, generous parental leave provisions, a range of learning and development opportunities, and access to numerous social, networking and sporting activities.

Ko wai matou - Who we are

All New Zealanders have dreams, hopes, plans and goals. To achieve them we need a stable economy and safe banking system built on integrity, innovation and inclusion. And that's exactly what we at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand - Te Pūtea Matua enable. A trusted system that gives Kiwis the confidence to make the spending and savings decisions that matter most to them.

We have a clear goal: to improve the economic wellbeing and living standards of all New Zealanders so that we, and the generations to come, continue to enjoy this great country.

We are hugely passionate about what we do and the impact it has on Kiwi businesses, communities and whānau. Enabling New Zealand's financial system takes expertise, determination and a strong commitment to working collaboratively with our partners. We carry this responsibility with great pride and encourage you to apply if this resonates with you.

To find out more please click here and for specific queries contact Claire Neville, Recruitment Adviser on 04 471 3938.

Please submit your application online by Thursday the 13th of May 2021. Please note - With the New Zealand border being closed and new visa applications not being considered until further notice we are only able to consider candidates who are currently residing in NZ or who already have NZ Citizen / Perm Residency status.


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