Kaihautū Tira Tiaki Kounga & Wheako Kaiwhakamahi | Team Leader Quality Assurance and User Experience

Statistics NZ

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Multiple Location Options
  • Lead a small QA team who support our critical national data collection effort
  • Bring your leadership, creativity, ideas, and solutions focus to drive outputs
  • Showcase your skills in a business that values coaching and mentoring

Mōu | For you

Tatauranga Aotearoa Stats NZ are dedicated to diversity, equity, inclusion, health, and wellbeing. We welcome every gender, ethnicity, ability, religion, age, and background.

Salary range: $82,827- $97,444 + superannuation

  • Fun team, working on critical activity for New Zealand
  • Flexible by default, balance life and work commitments and regular WFH options
  • Committed to your ongoing professional and cultural development
  • 3 additional annual leave days (taken during Christmas office closure), see our careers site for other benefits, allowances, and networks

Te tūnga | The role 

In this permanent role, you will report to the Manager Insights within Collection Operation to support the day-to-day leadership of the QA and User Experience team. You will also:

  • Provide quality assurance for cross-functional data gathering process and methods and technical leadership
  • Provide strong leadership and capability building to your team
  • Lead day to day operations
  • Facilitate effective communication with all internal & external key stakeholders
  • Take responsibility for the health, safety, and wellbeing management of your team
  • Demonstrate as a model public servant committed to the initiatives and values outlined in the Public Service Act 2020

Nōu te rourou | What you bring 

We encourage and consider transferable skills and experience gained from outside of work e.g., cultural, community work, sports, volunteering, or a comparable role in a different sector or industry.  

We want to see the following information in your cover letter and CV relating to:   

  • Why Tatauranga Aotearoa - Stats NZ is the place for you, and why Government if this is new to you?
  • A relevant tertiary qualification and/ or equivalent relevant experience for this role
  • A minimum of 2 years previous experience leading an effective operational team, ideally for a similar sized organisation or in a similar role.
  • Experience in quality assurance and/or complaint management
  • Demonstrated ability to apply continuous improvement frameworks to existing systems and processes, self-motivated and keen to develop new skills
  • A passion for building and coaching high performing, diverse teams
  • Experience fostering and developing trusted stakeholder relationships
  • Strong organisational skills

Ko mātou |About Us 

Tatauranga Aotearoa - Stats NZ is a Central Government employer of around 1400 people across Aotearoa. We provide data and statistical outputs to support the decisions that the Government, Māori and Iwi organisations, businesses, NGOs, and New Zealanders make every day. Our work is About Aotearoa, for Aotearoa - data that improves lives today and for generations to come.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply 

We encourage you to be you in your application! We are truly committed to diversity, inclusion and lifting our cultural capability. You don't need to be knowledgeable in these areas, but you do need to be on board with learning. And please let us know in your application if we need to make any specific accommodations during our process.   

Please reach out to us with any questions at rata@stats.govt.nz.    

Note: We will be screening applications as we receive them to move swiftly to interview shortly after the advert closes (depending on application numbers this date may change). You may be asked to complete a pre-interview screen via phone or video.   

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

Note to Recruitment Agencies: unsolicited CVs will not be accepted, do not contact the Hiring Manager directly, instead reach out to jobs@stats.govt.nz   

You must have the right to live and work in Aotearoa New Zealand to apply for this job. Pre-employment checks are part of our recruitment process.


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