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Policy AnalystAlternative titles
This job is sometimes referred to as:
- Policy Adviser
Policy analysts gather and analyse information to assist in the planning, development, interpretation and review of government or industrial policies.
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What are the chances of getting a job?
The tightening of government department budgets has restricted the growth of policy analysts. According to Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment estimates, the number of policy analysts increased by about 3% between 2010 and 2012.
High turnover of policy analysts creates regular openings in public sector
Turnover among policy analysts working in the public sector is among the highest for all public sector jobs. This is because people sometimes shift, either:
- to another part of the public sector, to gain experience
- into the private sector, where they can earn more money.
Most policy analysts employed by government
Most policy analysts work for government departments and organisations, but other employers include:
- local authorities (city and district councils)
- private companies
- unions, community organisations and business or interest groups such as Federated Farmers.
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Progression and specialisations
Policy analysts may start off in junior positions before progressing to more senior roles. They may also change between working in the private and public sectors.
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Updated 13 Jan 2014