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17/1660 - Local Area Leader - Christchurch

Statistics New Zealand
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Canterbury - Christchurch
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • Christchurch - permanent
  • Flexible working hours
  • Internal and external training programmes on offer

The purpose of the role

Stats NZ has an opportunity for an enthusiastic, self-motivated leader to join our Field Collections team.

The Field Collections team is responsible for collecting survey information from households and businesses across New Zealand. The information we collect is used by our business to produce meaningful stories about New Zealand to help people make informed decisions.

As a Local Area Leader you will be responsible for leading a team of Survey Interviewers who are the face of Stats NZ in dealing with households and businesses. This is a hands-on, highly engaging role where you can utilise your strong leadership and motivational skills to help your team be the best they can be. Your professional approach will provide invaluable support to your manager, colleagues and team alike. Most of all it will be your positive, flexible, enthusiastic attitude and willingness to participate pro actively that will make you a key member of our team. This role provides a great opportunity for individual progression.

Your broad role as a Local Area Leader will see you:

  • lead day to day operations
  • provide strong and fair leadership
  • develop yourself and others
  • undertake survey interviewing
  • communicate in an open, transparent and effective way, while working remotely
  • demonstrate a proactive awareness of Health and Safety in the workplace.

This is a role in which hours will vary, including both evening and weekend work.

Person specifications

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • experience in leading a highly motivated and effective team
  • experience in communicating at multiple levels within an organisation
  • an understanding of challenges faced managing remote staff
  • an ability think outside the square
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills and be a competent Excel / Word user
  • a passion for change and see it as an opportunity to improve
  • confidence to have open and honest conversations.

The successful applicant will:

  • be located in Christchurch but available to travel extensively to lead staff in Nelson/West Coast
  • work from home and have access to a broadband internet connection
  • be confident with technology
  • have a current clean New Zealand driver's licence
  • own a registered and insured vehicle
  • be physically fit and resilient.

You'll be given all the tools you need to succeed, great training and on-going support.

Who we are

Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa is New Zealand's official data and statistics agency. Our vision is to unleash the power of data to change lives. We lead the way for New Zealand's data future, and we're looking for passionate people to help us do this.

We're responsible for collecting and releasing data safely. We provide statistics and insights that help key decision makers make informed decisions for the betterment of New Zealand. We also provide expert advice and support to others who work with data and statistics.

We have a proud history as a reliable government department, always operating with integrity and being fair, impartial, responsible, and trustworthy in everything we do.

At Stats NZ, you can expect to work with fantastic people in a flexible work environment where diversity is celebrated.

Applications close 11.59pm - Wednesday, 25 October 2017.

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