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Research Coordinator

NZ Police
Job Category:
Policy & analysis
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Research Coordinator

New Zealand Police

Evidence Based Policing Centre, Wellington

Permanent, Full-time

Remuneration range: $69,279.00 - $93,730.00

Job Requisition ID 9338


Evidence-Based Policing is about using information, crime-science and problem-solving methods to ensure that proven approaches and tactics inform our choices, are seen in the results, and provide confidence that what we do works. Evidence-Based Policing presents an opportunity for New Zealand Police to embed an evidence base into all of our operations. This is a great opportunity to join the new team and to contribute to the formation of the newly created Evidence-Based Policing Service Centre.

The centre itself is made up of a number of specialised teams (including Delivery & Improvements and Implementation & Evaluation) that together will contribute to a multi-disciplinary and integrated approach to the delivery of high quality and innovative work. As the EBP Research Coordinator you are positioned within the Performance & Research Insights Team. The team itself delivers the majority of the relevant academic research, statistical and performance information for EBP projects and the organisation.

The ideal candidate will be required to provide support to the Research Review and Access Committee (RRAC) as well as individual projects using appropriate project management tools and processes. Critical to the role will be to ensure strong alignment with approved Police procedures and practices and to maintain a strong focus on opportunities to improve our systems and approaches.

Like all roles in the centre there is an expectation that this role will work collaboratively and seamlessly with other EBP teams and specific project teams across EBP to deliver integrated, high quality and innovative work. However, the EBP Research Coordinator will specifically need to work closely with the Principal Academic Research Advisor to manage relationships with external partners.


Skills & Experience:

  • Strong analytical, planning and organisations skills with an ability to manage competing demands.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and experience interacting with individuals at all levels
  • Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the 'big picture' view
  • Knowledge of research methodologies
  • Knowledge of project planning and project management processes, practices, tools and techniques
  • Experience undertaking research from initiation to completion
  • Experience developing and administering against plans
  • Worked in multi-project or programme environments


Special Requirements

  • To apply for this role you must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification


Competencies – Level 1 Individual Contributor

  • Partner
  • Deliver
  • Solve

For more information about the above Core Competencies, visit “Our Values” on our website to view our Core Competency Framework: How We Do Things.


Additional Information:

  • Successful applicant must reside in Wellington


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If this position sounds like you, click APPLY NOW or visit our Police website: select ‘Current vacancies' to apply today! You will be required to submit a Curriculum Vitae (maximum 4 pages) which provides a brief account of your relevant education, skills and experience. In addition, you must complete an application form telling us why you are interested in the position and how you meet the above Core Competencies of the role, no more than 4000 characters (including spaces), approximately 600-650 words per section.


IMPORTANT: Applications submitted directly through the Government Jobs Website are no longer considered. Please visit our Police website: and select ‘Current vacancies' to apply for this position.



If you are an existing Police Employee, you must apply through our internal Careers site and include your QID number in your application.


If you are an existing Contractor working for Police, you must apply through the NZ Police career site and create a profile as an external candidate. Please do not include your QID.

If you have questions before you apply, contact the team by emailing

Applications close at 5pm, Tuesday 23 April 2019.

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