Kaiārahi Rōpū – Team Leader – 2022 Census Test

MANA Recruitment

  • Fixed Term
  • Multiple Location Options

Be part of a programme that delivers real value to local communities and work with purpose in a supportive, inclusive, flexible work environment.

  • Support, influence and motivate your team to gather important data about their community.
  • Full-time, temporary positions available in Central Auckland, East Auckland, South Auckland, Tauranga, Ōpōtiki, Kawerau and Whakatāne from 1 November 2021 to 11 April 2022
  • The role is paying $29/hour.

Census is part of Aotearoa’s past, present and future. By joining the Stats NZ census programme, you will be helping to build the future for your local communities. We know that people are more than just numbers, but we need to count everyone to make sure that they are represented in the data.

Tīhei mauri ora rau rangatira mā.

He karanga motuhake tēnei ki a koutou me tō mātou hiahia ki tētahi kaiārahi rōpū mō ā mātou mahi tatauranga, kohi raraunga e tū mai nei. Kawea mai ō Pūkenga me ō pū manawa. Ka nui te whakamihi atu ki a koutou, mā te Atua koutou e manaaki, kia ora tātou katoa, ka huri.

Ko wai mātou – Who are we

Tatauranga Aotearoa Stats NZ is uniquely positioned to support the decisions that the Government, Māori and iwi organisations, businesses, NGOs and New Zealanders make every day. The structure, culture and systems are designed with collaboration and customers in mind – mobilised and working together to realise our vision: About Aotearoa, for Aotearoa – data that improves lives today and for generations to come.

Stats NZ is partnering with PersolKelly and Mana Recruitment to recruit the best candidates for their Census Field Operations teams. The goal of the Stats NZ – 2023 Census is to deliver quality census data for New Zealand through achieving good response rates and quality data from all participants who engage with our Field Census Collectors.  To prepare for Census 2023, we are running a Test Census in Central Auckland, East Auckland, South Auckland, Tauranga, Ōpōtiki, Kawerau and Whakatāne to help understand the effectiveness of the Field Collection Operations model and to maximise response rates and data quality for Census 2023.

We are seeking to appoint 12 Team Leaders in the 3 test areas.

Te āhua o Te Tūrunga – The nature of the position

As a natural leader of people, your role will be to effectively help train and lead a team of Field Census Collectors who are on the ground in their respective areas. You will be supporting them with any issues, ensuring each individual is on track and providing guidance to help to increase census participation rates from the dwellings they are visiting and ensuring that the data collected is of a high quality.  You will be confident that your team are well equipped and safe, and by using their local knowledge, you’ll be improving response rates and identifying potential risks and barriers to respondents have to participate.

By getting the face to face, grass roots interactions right in your local community, you will be setting the foundations of respondents being comfortable in their census response, understanding the value of the information they are providing, and just how their data is used.  Supporting your local community to understand this linkage is pivotal. This importance is amplified when it comes to Māori who have evidenced lower participation rates of response, and as a result do not fully feature when it comes to accurate statistical representation and funding for the likes of Health, Education and Housing. We are absolutely committed to changing this and are focussed on encouraging Māori and priority groups to participate in the Census test.

What success looks like for a Team Leader takes many forms; uplift in response rates from the local community, a team who are engaged and motivated, and the end outcome of increased responsiveness and engagement from respondents.  Being out in the field with your team providing support, coaching and upskilling, you will be ensuring the quality of work is achieved, time deadlines are met, and the quality assurance activities are taking place. Enabling your Field Test Census Collectors to accurately follow processes, have the right, culturally appropriate conversations with everyone they engage with, you will be applying the knowledge you have of your local area and supporting your team in building high trust connections with respondents.

Ngā tino Pūkenga/Whēako – Essential skills/experiences for the role

You do not require a corporate or mainstream background to become a great Team Leader. In fact, we’d really like to hear from you if you have great life skills, you are a leader in your local community, iwi, hapū, marae, coach/leader of your local sports team or any other background where you can fit the person specification and role requirements.

  • The skill set and experience to supervise day to day operations, positively lead and help to influence and motivate a team and the capability to support your team who may face significant barriers to response.
  • Demonstrated team leadership and/or supervision skills (remote working experience is beneficial as well).
  • Strong communication skills, comfortable presenting information, or training content to others either in-person or online, ability to work well with others as a people leader.
  • Always professional, remain calm in challenging situations and compliance minded.
  • Can demonstrate excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills and be confident interacting and speaking to all and any member of the public.
  • Conscious of data security and personal information, and ability to safely store kit and forms.
  • Proven time management skills, attention to detail focused, and are well organised.
  • Competently use technology and mobile devices provided to you in your role and ability to use different forms of technology and systems (including email, text, mobile applications).
  • Culturally agile, able to respond to the needs of your local community. Knowledge of and a demonstrated commitment to learn and understand Te Ao Māori.
  • Calm under pressure, able to practically problem solve and work to set deadlines.

Role requirements will also necessitate Team Leaders to have:

  • A level of physical fitness that allows you walk for long periods, (if required), and the ability to read maps and follow street directions.
  • A current New Zealand drivers licence (Restricted licence at a minimum).
  • Access to a secure, roadworthy vehicle with a minimum of third-party insurance.
  • Commitment to working 40-hour shifts, Monday to Friday from November to January, and evening and weekends in February and March 2022.
  • The right to live and work in New Zealand and willingness to undergo relevant pre-employment checks (essential).

Te Tono – How to apply

To apply now, please register your interest at www.censusjobs.co.nz

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