Senior Advisor - Accessibility | Kaitohutohu Matua - Wāteatanga

Statistics NZ

  • Full Time Fixed Term
  • Wellington

Mō mātou | About Us 

As New Zealand's national statistics office, Tatauranga Aotearoa Stats NZ is uniquely positioned to support the decisions that the Government, Māori and Iwi organisations, businesses, NGO's and New Zealanders make every day. Our structure, culture and systems are designed with collaboration and customers in mind - mobilised and working together to realise our ambition: About Aotearoa, for Aotearoa - data that improves lives today and for generations to come.

Mō te tūnga | The role 

This role is fixed term until June 2022, based in the Wellington region. Reporting to the Programme Manager Data Sourcing you will work in collaboration with other subject matter experts to provide expert and informed advice to the Data Sourcing Programme about accessibility requirements, considerations, approaches and outcomes for people in New Zealand, with a particular focus on the digital accessibility of technology platforms, and the needs of people who use different forms of communication (including people who speak other languages, or require information in alternate formats).

You will play a key role in supporting all phases of the Data Sourcing programme to improve respondent experience, delivering benefits to Stats NZ and our suppliers, while contributing to broader organisational objectives under the Accessibility Charter. 

Starting salary: $82,827 - $112,061 negotiable

Mōu | About you

As a Specialist in Accessibility you will have 5 or more years' experience working with accessibility tools/technology or users or within the sector, and in delivering accessible solutions.  You will also have experience and confidence in leading presentations and meaningful discussions, and you will understand information needs and data quality.

  • An open and fresh approach, inclusive and collaborative style and the desire to delight your customers.
  • Relevant and recent experience working with and delivering accessible solutions, technology and production.
  • An open communicator with proven experience working across multiple teams and in a large organisation
  • Intellectually, analytically and conceptually agile and experienced in dealing with complex matters.
  • Proven relationship management accountability experience.
  • Possess good written and oral language skills;
  • Knowledge/familiarity or a commitment to learning/understanding Te Ao Māori, in order to understand and contribute meaningful work and outcomes for Māori communities.

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:

  • Flexible by default, balance life and work commitments
  • An environment that's safe, where you can be yourself
  • Exciting and meaningful work that makes a difference to Aotearoa
  • Opportunity to develop and grow your career (coaching culture, study support, secondments, acting up)
  • City based offices that cater to a variety of working styles and needs

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply 

If the above matches your skills and experience, don't delay, click apply now.

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

We will be screening applications as we receive them in order to move swiftly to interview shortly after the advert closes on the 27th of Sept at 23:55pm but may be removed earlier. You may be asked to complete pre-interview screen.

Check out our careers site to find out more about Tatauranga Aotearoa Stats NZ.

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

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



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