Why Join Us?

Allen + Clarke is a dynamic and agile public policy consultancy that invests in our people and focuses on making a difference in society. Our clients include the public sector, private sector and non-government organisations.

Joining our team means you will work alongside other talented and passionate people who give a damn – about people, each other, our clients, and about our community, our planet and society. Ultimately you will join a team that makes a real difference.

We work across a wide variety of policy, research, evaluation, service delivery and business change projects. You will get a breadth of experience whilst also being encouraged to pursue your passions. Do take a look at our previous projects to get a feel for the work we do.

Jodie O'Neill, Senior Consultant

What I love about Allen and Clarke is that I get to work with so many interesting people who are passionate about their work but also aren’t afraid to have fun.

– Jodie O’Neill, Senior Consultant

Matt and Paul are great to work with, down to earth and very much caring. I love the work at A+C, I can utilise and enhance my skills. It’s a fun place to work.

– Bobbi Hemi, Office Administrator

I’ve been here almost six years and what I really like is the immense variety of work. I’ve worked on Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations; I’ve travelled to Vanuatu as part of an evaluation project for MFAT; I have helped the National Library review how it can better support New Zealand authors whose works are held in New Zealand libraries; and I have even been in a high security prison unit as part of a project for New Zealand’s Prison Chaplaincy Service. And these are all just a few examples.…

– Calvin Scott, Senior Consultant

I love the variety of work we do; and that so much of our work makes a real difference to people lives. I love that we ‘give a damn’.

– Carolyn Hooper, Consultant

I enjoy the variety of interesting work. I never get bored because there are always new projects and challenges. Allen + Clarke also has a great workplace culture and I get to learn from colleagues with a range of expertise and life experiences.

– Marnie Carter, Senior Consultant

Our Culture

We live our values and are committed to te Tiriti, supporting all our staff, Māori and non- Māori, to work across a wide range of sectors and projects.

It’s this breadth of backgrounds and experiences that creates our unique culture. We believe that a great culture needs to be nurtured and supported by all team members, and we take pride in maintaining and achieving an inclusive and fun work environment together.

Companywide volunteering days such as native tree planting – this is our chance to give back to our community and the environment

Regular team events – from Wellington On a Plate to axe throwing, ten-pin bowling and escape rooms, there is always another company-supported activity in the diary

Wednesday morning teas – each Wednesday, we get together as a company for morning tea. It’s a great way to catch up with friends and colleagues

Social sports teams – indoor soccer, indoor netball or Wellington Round the Bays? Whatever your passion, there is a team for you

Who We Look For

We look for people at all stages of their career, including those just starting out.

We are keen to add people to our team who have experience in applying a te Ao Māori lens to their work, an understanding of kaupapa Māori methodologies, mātauranga Māori, or experience working with Māori communities.

All our people are fun-loving, flexible, and hardworking. They know how to work with pace and are energised by working on multiple client projects, topics, and tasks. They are good at identifying opportunities, risks and issues, and finding answers to ensure success. Our people enjoy working within a team environment that also offers scope for autonomy. They have excellent relationship management skills and work comfortably with a wide range of people.

You will fit in well if you are bright, passionate, capable and flexible, and have a desire to deliver meaningful work that tackles complex challenges facing our communities.

Those Who Thrive at Allen + Clarke

Put up their hand to lead work

Have a sense of fun and humour

Share and model our values

Are great at forging relationships and helping their mates out

Seize on-the-job opportunities to grow their expertise

Are not afraid to make suggestions for improvement

The Work You Will Do

As an Allen + Clarke team member, you will lead and contribute to projects in various areas, drawing on internal team members and partner agencies, including technical specialists. With offices in Wellington and Melbourne, there are opportunities to work across the whole Asia/Pacific region.

  • You will work directly with clients and get exposed to regular, direct engagement with sector bodies, consumers and advocacy groups.
  • You are likely to have the chance to work in-house at clients’ offices, learning how different agencies operate and the challenges they face. You will work for paying and pro bono clients.
  • You will also contribute to internal projects and task-based work such as business development, networking, marketing and business improvement efforts.
  • You may be required to travel domestically or internationally to meet with different stakeholders.

Benefits You Can Expect

All our roles include a range of benefits, including

  • Work that makes a difference in the area you are passionate about. Our team have created work groups on climate change, human rights and more. Join us and be encouraged to pursue your passion
  • Professional development courses and opportunities
  • Focus on wellbeing such as Employee Assistance Programme, social club events, free flu shots, regular fresh fruit delivery
  • Flexible work hours
  • Modern office space on Thorndon Quay


Graduate Positions

We are invested in our peoples’ professional development and believe in providing opportunities for new talent. Each year we run two grad rounds in February and July but are always interested in hearing from graduates throughout the year. If you are a graduate and want to apply, please email your CV and a brief cover letter to our HR team at [email protected].

If you are interested in joining us at Allen + Clarke,
contact our recruitment team by emailing [email protected].

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