Operational Regional Managers

Stats NZ

  • Full Time Fixed Term
  • Multiple Location Options

About Us | Mō mātou

At Tatauranga Aotearoa, Stats NZ, 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.

The role | Mō te tūnga

The 2023 Census programme is in full swing. We have just completed a successful field test in Rāhui Pōkeka and Kirikiriroa and are gearing up towards our dress rehearsal and the real 2023 Census operation. To ensure we can collect quality data across all eight regions, we require strategic leadership on the ground to develop and operationalise each regions plan, ensuring alignment with our national strategies, plans and design objectives. We are bringing on two Regional Managers with the remaining six to follow later in the year to maximise the length of time in which to engage and build strong local relationships within the respective communities with the likes of Police, MOJ, MBIE to name a few.

These roles are a critical component to the success of the collection of quality data, therefore ensuring our people are trained, supported, and have the equipment to do their job is essential. Leading a team of up to 6 Area Manager, 40 Team Leaders and 150 Field Collectors during our main operation, you'll require high levels of organisation, ability to build trusted relationships, extensive knowledge of your region and the unrelenting drive to ensure increased participation and quality data.  To reflect the programme nature of this role, the position description describes the deliverables for these roles into three phases; development, preparation and operational.

About you | Mōu          

Working in partnership with our Community Engagement teams and other key stakeholders, you're someone who can quickly identify risks, issues and themes, exercise collaborative decision making when required and are able to quickly pivot when things aren't going to plan. This is a strategic, yet hands on role with plenty of excitement and opportunity to make a difference. We're looking for a unique blend of qualities and experiences from our Regional Managers, so we're hoping you'll demonstrate:

  • A solid understanding of your own leadership style. It's important your team knows how they are connected to the journey.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and delivering operational responses with medium - large scale operations.
  • Working knowledge of Tikanga and Kaupapa Maori, and appreciation of Te Ao Maori worldview including practices of Manaakitanga and Whanaungatanga.
  • Have a sound knowledge of key legislation around people leadership, including the Employment Relations Act, and the Health and Safety in Employment Act.
  • Have proven experience in building strong external networks at either community or organisational level.
  • Ability to influence a wide range of people often without direct line of authority.
  • Exceptional communication, problem solving and reporting skills
  • Experience of managing, motivating, and developing multi-disciplinary workforce and harnessing the talents of people at all levels.

  Foster and develop collaborative engagement with communities, utilising and leveraging off your local knowledge within your region to build robust and successful outcomes for people in our communities.

Ehara taku toa I te toa takitahi engari taku toa I te toa takitini
 "My success is not mine alone as it was not the work of one but the contribution of the collective"

You'll be joining an inclusive environment where people, regardless of gender, race, disability, religion or background are supported to be able to do their best work. This includes:

  • An environment that's safe, where you can be yourself
  • Exciting and meaningful work that makes a difference to Aotearoa
  • 3 departmental leave days (usually taken over Christmas office closure)
  • Opportunity to develop and grow your career (coaching culture, study support, secondments, acting up)

How to apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono

If the above matches your skills and experience, click apply and upload your CV and cover letter in the one document.

Any questions that haven't been answered in this advert or the position description or if you have difficulty with your application please email jobs@stats.govt.nz

We will be screening applications as we receive them to move swiftly to interview shortly after the advert closes on Thursday 22nd April. You may be asked to complete pre-interview screen. Check out our careers page for more information.

  • 1 x South Island and 1 North Island (Auckland or Wellington regions
  • Fixed term up until May 2023
  • Starting salary between $103,032 - $118,629 with a higher duties allowance the for period when you have 18 reports or higher

Note to Recruitment Agencies: unsolicited CVs will not be accepted, see our careers site for more info.

You must have the right to live and work in Aotearoa New Zealand to apply for this job.

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