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Local Area Leader - Field Collections ( Northland )

Stats NZ
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Northland - Whangarei
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Local Area Leader, Supplier Contacts, Field Collections, Collection Operations.

1 position based in Whangarei (Managing the Northland team)  

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. Field Collections is the key data collection unit that is responsible for collecting all social survey data.   

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated leader to join our Field Collections team. The role of a Local Area Leader (LAL) sits within the Collection Operations branch of Statistics NZ. 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. Your positive, flexible, enthusiastic attitude, and willingness to participate proactively, will make you a key member of our team.   

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

  • Empower your team to meet targets
  • Lead day to day operations
  • Provide strong and fair leadership
  • Develop yourself and others
  • Undertake survey interviewing
  • Communicate effectively when working remotely
  • Demonstrate a proactive awareness of Health and Safety in the workplace  

This role will include a combination of evening and weekend work to support your team.  

About you

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in leading a highly motivated and effective team
  • Experience in communicating at multiple levels within an organisation
  • Have extensive people skills, life skills and work experience to deliver in a role that operates with high autonomy, needing discretion and judgement
  • Have experience in successfully supporting training delivery and/or coaching others
  • An ability to think outside the square and a can-do attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and competent Excel / Word skills
  • A passion for change and the ability to use it as an opportunity to improve    

If you have a strong customer focus and enjoy connecting and communicating with others, then we want to hear from you. Statistics New Zealand is an organisation with a strong reputation, where you will work alongside committed people on a wide array of interesting and progressive projects that ensure work is fast moving and satisfying.  

If this sounds like you click on the link below to submit your application by 26th April 2019.

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