Kaiwhakahaere Raraunga Tirohanga/Director Data and Insights

Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

  • Fixed Term
  • Wellington

Kaiwhakahaere Raraunga Tirohanga/Director Data and Insights

  • Six month fixed-term position
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi-grounded organisation
  • Flexible work arrangements (0.7 to full-time will be considered)

Do you thrive in an environment where you can be part of shaping something new? Are you looking for a role that will have a positive impact on the lives of all people in Aotearoa New Zealand?

Te Hiringa Mahara (Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission), opened its doors on 9 February 2021 to bring leadership and oversight to the transformation of our mental health and addiction system, and to contribute to better and equitable mental health and wellbeing outcomes for all people in Aotearoa.

This is a fixed-term role to deliver focused progress on establishing the Commission's data and insights function. In the Commission ideal operating model there is a dedicated data and insights team that works across the Commission. The role is currently combined with the Director Wellbeing System Leadership. Due to due to the existing director recovering from illness a fixed-term Director role is being established.

The Insights team provides analytical support for groups in the Commission who monitor and report on the mental health and wellbeing of people in Aotearoa, the responsiveness of the mental health and addiction system and the contributions made by service providers.

In addition, the role:

  • will develop and implement the strategic approach for the data insights capability (both qualitative and quantitative), including how this is positioned against other agency data insight functions
  • set-up/manage any data sharing agreements with relevant agencies to support regular and timely access to data and other information needed to report against frameworks
  • provide thought leadership at a system level for the use of data and analytics to shape how Aotearoa New Zealand talks about and measures changes in mental health and wellbeing considering the velocity and variety of data collected.

We are looking for someone with significant previous experience in data/analytics at a senior level in a government Ministry or other government agency and understanding of Te Ao Māori and how this applies for data collection.

This is a great time to join our small team and contribute to improving mental health and wellbeing for Māori, our priority population groups, and for all people living in Aotearoa.

As a Te Tiriti o Waitangi-grounded organisation, we are committed to fulfilling our responsibility as an independent Crown entity to honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi and work in partnership with Māori as tangata whenua.

We want our workforce to reflect our communities across Aotearoa and are actively seeking applications from people who represent this diversity.

To apply, please go to our website www.mhwc.govt.nz where you can download the position description and application form. Please send your completed application form, CV and cover letter to hr@mhwc.govt.nz.

Applications close at 12:00pm on Friday, 19 August 2022.

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