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Senior Advisor Strategy, Performance & Privacy

Stats NZ
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Wellington - Wellington
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Job Description

Senior Advisor Privacy

  • Full-time
  • Permanent
  • Wellington

Stats NZ

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.

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

Our team

We are looking for determined people who are passionate about making Stats NZ being the best organisation it can be to join Organisation Strategy and Performance (OSP). OSP is a small team that works across the organisation to lead strategic and business planning, performance measurement and reporting, the implementation of the organisation s risk framework and our approach to protecting people s privacy.

We are looking for people:

  • with an ability to join the dots and apply judgement and real-world knowledge to support decisions and practices
  • with a passion to learn, challenge the status quo and an open mind to explore different ways of solving new and old problem
  • who focus on making their messages relevant and clear and sharing their knowledge
  • who are people-focused and relationship-based when it comes to driving change
  • with a team ethos which includes a willingness to support your colleagues daily, to know when knuckle down and when to smell the roses, to do the must do as well as the exciting jobs, to see gaps that need filling and take the initiatives to fill them
  • an understanding of Te Ao Māori and Te Reo Māori is also advantageous. 

Your role

As Senior/Advisor Privacy, you will have the challenge of coaching various people across the organisation to improve their understanding of privacy, providing advice to senior leaders on how Stats should respond to the changes in our environment, developing approaches and resources to support privacy practices across the organisation.

You will work closely with IPSaC members, and with our security, information management, communications, and people and culture teams. You will also take a lead relationship management role for the team within Stats and externally with relevant professional networks.

For Senior Advisor Privacy role we are looking for someone:

  • with a passion for privacy and for supporting Stats NZ as it navigates the emerging and evolving data environment
  • who thoroughly understand the concepts and principals of the Privacy Act and has significant experience of shaping and managing their implementation
  • experience mentoring and training other team members.

For the Advisor role we are looking for someone

  • a Bachelor level qualification with an emphasis on the machinery of government (or equivalent experience)
  • 1-3 years of experience in a similarly role
  • who is interested in expanding their knowledge of privacy and exploring privacy as a career.

As a member of the OSP team you will have the opportunity to be involved in the full range of the teams varied work. This role is a great opportunity to broaden your skills and experience and develop your career.

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For more information about this role please contact Angharad George or Giles Sullivan on email or

For more about working for us see  

Stats NZ top 10 employer in NZ in 2019 Randstrad.

Applications close:  Tuesday 23rd July 2019   

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