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Security Manager

Stats NZ
Job Category:
IT & computing
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Security Manager

Wellington – Permanent

Statistics New Zealand empowers New Zealanders' to make more informed decisions through independent statistics.  Our information is used by business, government, iwi and the community.  Every day we help to tell New Zealand's stories that feature in the media here, and around the world.

We currently have a great opportunity for a Security Manager to join our organisation.

Your broad role as a Security Manager will be to:

  • Promote security awareness and build organisational capability
  • Build collaborative working relationships across Statistics NZ and the government sector
  • Manage and maintain the Cyber Security Strategy and oversee the Information Security Management Framework as well as the annual budget planning for security initiatives.
  • Lead and manage your team.

Who we are

At Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa, our vision is to unleash the power of data to change lives.  As New Zealand's official data and statistics agency, we are tasked with leading the way for New Zealand's data future, enabling data-led innovation across society, the economy, and the environment.

The purpose of the role

Reporting to the Chief Digital Officer, you will be accountable for leadership and management of the organisational security portfolio including security of our people, physical, information and application assets. This includes the immediate and long-term security frameworks, policies and strategies based upon the unique characteristics of Statistics NZ.

If you have a strong customer focus, enjoy connecting and communicating with others and are switched on with loads of initiative, then we want to hear from you.  Statistics New Zealand is an organisation with a great reputation, where you'll have the opportunity to work alongside great people on interesting work, while developing your leadership and technical skills. 

We encourage you to apply for this role if you:

  • have a passion for security, backed by appropriate qualifications or significant experience in this field;
  • have a proven ability to develop, support and build capability around organisational security practices;
  • are an effective communicator, and can work at all levels of the organisation and externally;
  • having a pragmatic approach to security implementation which will meet the organisation's and government's expectations in relation to open data while ensuring the on-going security of the organisation's information holdings
  • are able to achieve a security clearance of up to 'Secret'.

You'll be joining an inclusive environment in which all people, regardless of gender, race, religion or background can come do their best work. Our goal is to provide our staff with a working environment that provides them with the opportunity to:

  • have challenging, varied and interesting work
  • develop and grow their careers
  • balance life and work, and
  • work in an agile, dynamic and flexible manner. 

We care about our people, and value your drive, energy and inquisitive nature. Bottom line, we are in search of real people that don't believe in the status quo and seek to add value every day.

If you are a passionate and talented person relishes the idea of becoming part of NZ's data ecosystem, then come join our team!

Contact details*

For more information about this role please contact Chris Buxton on cell ph:021 615 958, or email For more about working for us see,

Applications close:  5pm, Monday 17the December .

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