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Senior Advisor Assurance - Information Privacy and Sharing

Ministry of Social Development
Job Category:
Policy & analysis
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Senior Advisor Assurance - Information Privacy and Sharing


  • Use your expert Assurance knowledge to make a difference
  • Exciting programme of work
  • Dynamic, fast paced environment


Be a part of a team of expert advisors who are working together to embed a culture of value, trust and confidence in how we manage and use personal information.


About the Role


We are looking for an experienced Senior Advisor to join us as we focus on improving the assurance function the Information Privacy and Sharing team provides to the Ministry.


You will understand assurance methodologies and apply these to the management of controls, that the Information Privacy and Sharing team are responsible for as a second line function.


You will provide advice to a diverse range of projects and business areas, identifying practical solutions to managing information and privacy sharing risks.


You will look to identify areas of development and adopt a continuous improvement approach to ensure effective and best practice approach.


Skills and Experience


Ideally you will have a risk and assurance background.


You will also offer:


  • an understanding of risk and assurance methodology with an ability to apply these to privacy and information sharing
  • technical privacy and/or information sharing knowledge
  • excellent communication and relationship management skills
  • strong stakeholder management skills with the ability to influence at all levels
  • proven experience to think strategically and from an organisational view
  • strong writing skills
  • a pragmatic approach to solutions.


About our Team


We provide expert knowledge across privacy, information sharing and ethics related to the responsible use of personal information.  We are a dedicated team and are passionate about improving the services we provide.


How to Apply


To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button to upload your CV, cover letter and complete the online application form.  Note: Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key accountabilities listed in the position description.


All applications must be made online.  If this is not possible or if you have any queries, please contact us at


Applications close: Thursday, 29 August 2019

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