21/097 Senior Privacy Advisor

Department of Internal Affairs

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Wellington

Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Information and Safety 
Branch: Organisational Capability and Services
Salary: $92,316 - $124,897

  • Promote and embed a privacy-aware culture
  • Provide expert privacy advice
  • Build effective relationships across the Department

At the Department of Internal Affairs, we record every life and every death, every marriage and every name change. We manage historical records and plan for the future of digital government services. Our work really does impact the life of every New Zealander. We’re passionate about this country and the people that call it home.

The Information and Safety Group sits within Organisational Capability and Services, a branch dedicated to supporting the rest of the Department to succeed by providing corporate services that help business groups and people within DIA to make the best contribution to New Zealand.

The Senior Privacy Advisor is at the forefront of promoting privacy and embedding a privacy-aware culture in the Department. You’ll work closely with the Principal Advisor Privacy to help ensure our people know how to work appropriately with the personal information entrusted to them by New Zealanders. You’ll provide training and guidance, monitor practices and provide expect advice. You’ll have experience providing privacy advice and services. You’ll also be a keen team player who makes connections and builds strong relationships.

This is a new role which you’ll have the opportunity to shape. As a member of a team of information management specialists you’ll also have the opportunity to share ideas and participate in initiatives that extend beyond privacy.

We believe in a workplace culture that’s supportive, collaborative and innovative. We also believe in trying hard and having fun. If that sounds like you – then make sure you get in touch.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We recognise a diverse workforce contributes to better business outcomes. We are committed to creating a workplace where all employees have equal access.  

To learn more about the diverse, important mahi we do at Te Tari Taiwhenua and see why we're a great place to work, click here.

We work to make New Zealand better for New Zealanders through our four outcome areas:

  • People can easily access the services and information they need
  • Iwi, hapū and communities across New Zealand are safe, resilient and thriving
  • People's sense of belonging and collective memory builds an inclusive New Zealand
  • New Zealand is a well-functioning democracy across central and local government

Applications close: 5pm, Thursday 5 March 2021
For more information please contact: Kevin Linnane on 027 544 2137 or kevin.linnane@dia.govt.nz

Job description: To review the full job description, please click here. If you are unable to follow the link, please review the full job description on our careers website.

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