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Principal Analyst - System Strategies

NZ WorkSafe
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Job Description

  • Help tell New Zealand's health and safety performance system story
  • Strategic/thought leadership for data-related activities and improvements
  • Permanent position  - Based in Wellington

Our System Strategies team advises on, develops and monitors system-wide approaches to harm prevention in areas such as work-related health, workforce development, and worker participation and engagement.  This is an opportunity to join the team and help tell New Zealand's health and safety performance system story by ensuring quality data across WorkSafe and the system. 

As Principal Analyst you will provide strategic and thought leadership and support for data-related activities and improvements. You will consolidate system performance information, data analysis, intelligence, and research and evaluation; distilling these simply to deliver new and fresh insights. 

Other key responsibilities include:

  • provide robust analysis, advice, and intellectual leadership
  • drive integrated, consistent data quality across WorkSafe and other agencies
  • support clear articulation of the performance story (what progress we are making towards system targets and goals)
  • support any governance or advisory groups on data quality and performance in WorkSafe

Ideally you will:

  • be able to analyse complex data and issues and interpret into plain language
  • have experience delivering high quality advice
  • build respected relationships with diverse stakeholders - senior managers, team members, staff in partner agencies and key external stakeholders, and opinion leaders
  • grasp and synthesise the ideas, analysis and advice produced by others
  • experience providing intellectual and professional leadership to others (inside and outside of the organisation)
  • the ability and willingness to coach and mentor others by sharing your experience and helping to challenge thinking

About WorkSafe

WorkSafe New Zealand, Mahi Haumaru Aotearoa, is the primary workplace health and safety regulator. Our Chief Executive Nicole Rosie leads over 550 staff based across New Zealand who are working to lift health and safety performance and achieve our vision: Everyone who goes to work comes home healthy and safe.

The System Strategies team ensures the health and safety system is investing in the right things.  The team:

  • scans the health and safety system to determine current and emergent priorities
  • builds a better picture of system performance and where to invest
  • shapes the broad design of harm prevention activity
  • drives strategic alignment across the system

How to apply

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You can find out more about this role by emailing

Applications close on Monday 1 July 2019.

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