Senior Privacy Advisor

Te Papa Atawhai Department of Conservation

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Wellington

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Privacy Advisor to join the Government Services team. We are looking for a privacy professional, familiar with privacy legislation and processes, confident in dealing with diverse and senior stakeholders, and willing to work collaboratively to find innovative solutions to complex problems.  We are looking for someone who feels inspired, day in day out and connected to our united purpose: Papatūānuku Thrives.

Toitū te marae a Tāne, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata. If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive.

He angitūtanga: About the Role

We are seeking a Senior Privacy Advisor to join our team permanently although this could be a secondment opportunity and is open for applications both internal/external from within the Public Sector. Any internal secondment applicant will need to have their current managers approval to apply for this fantastic opportunity.

Conservation is of increasing interest to New Zealanders. It is at the heart of some of the most important issues facing our country: protecting our natural and historic heritage; contributing to our social, cultural and cultural success; and enhancing our wellbeing by encouraging people to connect with our nature and heritage. 

Over the past few years, the Department of Conservation has become subject to an increasing level of public and political engagement and scrutiny. To build its reputation as a trusted, respected, high integrity public service agency, the Department is seeking to further lift its performance across a number of core public service functions. 

He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for you to do:

  • lead the charge to embed Privacy by Design thinking in the Department
  • provide expert advice and oversight to a wide range of areas of the privacy programme, working closely with the Chief Privacy Officer
  • support and build business awareness to understand and appreciate the critical nature of privacy and the privacy assessment processes
  • provide privacy advice and recommendations to the business in accordance with legislation and Departmental policies. 
  • deliver effective, ongoing training, communication and awareness activities to meet the needs of key stakeholder groups

You'll have experience in privacy management, skilled at providing robust evidence-based advice, be comfortable working independently and flexibly within Government Services team's work programme. Familiarity with project and programme environments with technology and process redesign elements would be an advantage. 

If you want to join a team of smart, committed people who are doing innovative work to make a difference, then be sure to get in touch. 

Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Site.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description. 


For any enquiry, please contact Desiree Brown, quoting vacancy 800/1103.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 26 July, 2021. 

Te Papa Atawhai is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. We offer a range of flexible working options depending on the needs of the role and its work context.


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